Protein-Packed Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dumbbells


Protein-Packed Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dumbbells

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    Lift your spirits with these protein-rich peanut butter candy dumbbells. It’s a great way to add a little extra energy to your workout.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 5
    Peanut Butter Balls
    1 c. organic coconut flour
    1 c. Performance Inspired vanilla bean whey protein powder
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select 100% maple syrup
    ½ c. plain oatmilk or almondmilk
    "Caramel" Coating
    ½ c. Hy-Vee refined coconut oil, melted
    ½ c. Hy-Vee crunchy peanut butter
    ½ c. Hy-Vee Select 100% maple syrup
    To Assemble & Garnish
    2 tbsp. chopped Hy-Vee salted party peanuts
    5 Hy-Vee pretzel sticks
    1 c. Hy-Vee semisweet chocolate baking chips, melted and slightly cooled

    Things To Grab

    • Rimmed baking pan
    • Parchment paper
    • Large bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • Silicone spatula
    • Microwave-safe medium bowl
    • Disposable pastry bag


    1. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.

    2. For peanut butter balls, place coconut flour, protein powder and maple syrup in a large bowl; add oatmilk or almondmilk. Beat with an electric mixer on low until crumbly and well combined. Roll mixture into 10 balls; place in prepared baking pan. Refrigerate until set.

    3. For coating, place coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH at 20-second intervals just until melted, whisking each time until smooth.

    4. To assemble, dip peanut butter balls in coating; shake off excess and return to prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Let stand until set, if necessary.

    5. For dumbbells, connect 2 balls by inserting the balls onto each end of each pretzel. Spoon melted chocolate into a disposable pastry bag; snip off end. Pipe the year or a word on each ball; let stand or refrigerate until set.

    Nutrition facts


    880 Calories per serving
    1 each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 52g
    • Cholesterol: 30mg
    • Sodium: 210mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 86g
    • Protein: 25g

    Daily Values

    Iron 20%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Andrew Fuller, Celebrity Chef