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VANILLA PROTEIN FUDGE

Category: Snack, Dessert Calorie Count: 72 (one piece) Macronutrient ratio: Carb-induced calories—6% Protein: 2 grams Carbohydrates: 1 gram Total Fat: 7 grams
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 36 bite-sized pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup almond butter smooth
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Use a small saucepan to melt the cream cheese, butter, and almond butter together on low heat, stirring frequently. (If you prefer to use a microwave, combine them in a microwave-safe bowl, then heat for 20 seconds, adding an additional 10 seconds if needed.)
  • Once those ingredients are melted, scrape the mixture into a bowl, adding the protein powder, erythritol, and vanilla extract. With a hand blender or immersion blender, blend until smooth; this usually takes 30 seconds or slightly longer. It's very important that you don't skip this step, though, as it's key to developing the right consistency: Smooth, fudge-like, slightly sticky.
  • Scrape the now smooth mixture into a six-inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper, then place in the refrigerator for two hours or longer so the fudge can harden appropriately. (Freezing sometimes causes it to harden too quickly, and can upset the texture.)
  • With a sharp knife, cut into 36 squares, keeping refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Notes

Whey proteins vary, so it may take a couple of tries to find the one that works best for you, and you may find that you need to adjust the erythritol to get your desired sweetness as well.
Tools Needed:
  • Small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula
  • Medium- or large-sized bowl
  • Hand mixer or immersion blender
  • 6” square baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Sharp knife