You know who has been getting lots of kisses? This guy:
I die. He makes me so happy.
Anyway, I hope you are all having a happy Monday! I am finally sharing that recipe I promised you! You know those little Hershey’s Kisses that are so fun to eat beacause of the cute little silver wrapping they come in? Honestly, it isn’t even the best-tasting chocolate. They just look so dang cute that they get people excited to eat them. Well The Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook has a healthier and more delicious alternative to those kisses! Who doesn’t want guilt-free kisses?!
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BACKPACK KISSES
YIELD: 33 kisses | PREP TIME: 20 minutes | COOK TIME: 0 minutes
- ½ cup / 120 ml old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup / 60 ml vegan unsweetened protein powder, as natural as possible
- 2 Tbsp / 30 ml hulled hemp seeds
- 2 Tbsp / 30 ml flaxseed, cracked
- ¼ cup / 60 ml unsweetened dried cranberries
- ¼ cup / 60 ml vegan semisweet natural chocolate chips
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 cup / 240 ml all-natural peanut butter, sugar and salt free
- 2 Tbsp / 30 ml pure honey or other approved sweetener
In a large bowl, mix together oats, protein powder, hemp seeds, flaxseed, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and sea salt. Add peanut butter and syrup or honey and mix together. Using your hands, knead mixture together thoroughly. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto a baking sheet, or use a mini ice-cream scoop. Using your hands, roll into balls. Wrap kisses in squares of aluminum foil, twisting tops to seal, or store them unwrapped in an airtight container.
Nutritional value per kiss: Calories: 75 | Calories from Fat: 45 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Total Carbs: 6 g | Fibre: 1 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 38 mg | Cholesterol: 0 mg
Now I am sure you can make modifications as you please. Don’t have vegan protein powder? Use an unflavoured whey! Just make sure it is as natural and unflavoured as possible because there are so many other fun things going on in these kisses and you don’t want to mess with them! You can even use different nut butters. I bet cashew butter would be amazing!
These are so easy and awesome to cure that sweet craving without falling off the Strike Sugar wagon!
Do you have a go-to sweet (but healthy) treat?
Do you prefer milk, dark, or white chocolate?