Dark Chocolate Covered Vanilla Protein Cake Pops!
I was trying to find lolly sticks – plain lolly sticks — but no dice: they were nowhere to be found. Not wanting to give up on the idea however, I walked over to a local candy shop, intent on finding some candy to behead. It so happened that Drumstick lollies were on sale -> 10 for 50p! (i.e. ~ $0.78 cents). So, I brought them home, took a picture of them, and, to be honest, felt absolutely no distress (distress of the “oh no, wasted food!”- kind) as I removed and discarded the candy-heads.
See, I’ve always hated candy, especially chewy candy so down with force the knife went and around the kitchen the (ridiculously hard) candy flew (it was pretty intense and I had to vacuum the kitchen afterwards… in retrospect, I’m thinking I should have done all this inside the safety of a plastic bag?) Anyways, what I did was really simple. I took out my chocolate silicone tray (this one) and made a protein muffin mix out of the following:
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons quark (it’s a type of soft cheese that you can sub with just cottage cheese)
6 tablespoons vanilla brown rice protein (vanilla casein would also work)
3 tablespoons ground almonds (or another flour if you don’t do nuts)
1 tablespoon oat flour (or coconut flour or ground oats)
1/2 teaspoon stevia (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Blend ingredients and bake at 180 C (325 F) for about 20 minutes.
Macros per Serving (out of 10):
2.3g carbos (0.4g sugars/0.7g fiber)
2.3g fat (0.3g sat)
They came out super cute and, as soon as they cooled out, I stabbed them >:-D with the lolly stick. At that point, I took out a big bowl and set it on top of a pot of boiling water. On the bowl, in went 2 squares of 90% chocolate (I used Lindt, mon amour). So, yeah, all I did was dip the muffins in there with the stick and roll them around. I coated a couple of them afterwards in flaked coconut and another couple in ground almond, just to see. To be honest, I kind of like the plain ones best ;-) All in all, man. This was so fun to make (and eat!) You can use any protein muffin batter too, just keep an eye on the bad boys so they don’t overcook in there and tadaaaaaaaa protein cake lollies! :-))))