Protein candies

High-protein nut truffle recipe
Although the hallmark of this truffle is its high protein content, I also love it for the fact that it really has a lot of health benefits and flavor from quality nutty pastes.

This candy is very simple, probably like any candy where you have to mix everything up and wait.
But I will focus on the point about the protein, which makes the candy not only delicious and healthy, but also nutritious, suitable for fitness menus and for anyone trying to increase the amount of protein in their diet.

I would like to say that there are different proteins and they all have completely different flavors. There are animal and plant sources of protein. The latter are especially varied and each one tastes different from the other.

Milk protein or plant-based pea/rice proteins are great for this recipe. The main thing is that the protein outside of the candy should be palatable to you and that you like the taste.

If you would use flavored sports proteins, give preference to vanilla/banana/chocolate flavors.
If you don't want to add protein to the candy at all, replace it with powdered milk. Cow's milk, coconut milk, or rice milk are your choices.

Ingredients for 8-10 candies:

65 g of walnut urbeche.
(hazelnut, almond, cashew)

35 g of any brown sugar

25 g of cream (cow or coconut)

20 g protein or milk powder

15 g coconut oil

15g cocoa butter


For sprinkles

1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


2 pcs. shortbread chocolate chip cookies

Now about urbeches. Admittedly, I didn't discover nut pastes very long ago, but when I did, I fell in love. And now I collect jars of nut pastes like a collector and add urbeches to almost all my desserts. I choose 100% nut pastes with no added sugar or other ingredients.

For this recipe specifically, I would favor almond, hazelnut or cashew urbach.
I took a 1:1 hazelnut and cashew paste.
So, we just need to combine all the ingredients until homogeneous.

We put the saucepan on low heat and first dissolve the sugar in the cream.

When the sugar has dissolved, we add coconut and cocoa butter, protein or milk powder, and urbeche.
When the butter has melted, remove the casserole from the fire and stir all the ingredients until homogeneous.

Pour the contents of the casserole into a container, cover with cling film and leave in the refrigerator for a few hours.
After a couple of hours, when our future candies have hardened a bit, form balls with a teaspoon and chill them in the refrigerator a little more.

You can use plain cocoa without additives as sprinkles.

But a more interesting option for sprinkles would be crumbled shortbread cookies.

I chose a chocolate chip cookie without additives like "Jubilee", I needed literally two pieces.
We put the cookies in a bag and go over them with a rolling pin, or just grind them in a blender.
Before dipping the candy in the cookie crumbs, warm the truffle in your hands for a few seconds so that the crumbs adhere well and do not crumble.
Store the ready candy in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.