Okay.  Get ready.  For these are the most strange, yet most delicious bonbons you will ever make and eat.  And the word “bonbon” is the closest term I can come up with when it comes to naming… these.  First, I called them peanut butter “pockets,” then “truffles,” then “balls.”  But balls didn’t really sound elegant or sophisticated, like these bonbons are  ;)

One can never tire of the infamous Peanut Butter Protein Balls, but one may wish for an upgrade.  So that is what I did.  Three different ways!
I guess you can also call these energy bites because they contain long-lasting-energy foods, such as peanut butter, protein powder and honey.  Meant for long days studying at the library, boring days at work, or just for plain ol’ energy when we need it and need it tasty, but don’t want to reach for processed bars or gross looking dates.  So, can you guess the three flavors I came up with?
So what’s your score?  Did you guess any correctly?  If you did, good job!  What’s the reward?  DOUBLE the recipes, silly  :)
Walnut Cinnamon Peanut Butter Power Bonbons

Yield: 3 bonbons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make the peanut butter protein balls, but flatten them from balls to cookies/patties to ~.3" thickness and ~1.5" width (should make a total of 6 patties)
  2. Coat three of the patties with the cinnamon, spreading with your finger. Top this with a walnut. Grab another patty and lay it on top of the walnut, pressing down on the edges to close it. When done with the 3 bonbons, refrigerate while you make the icing
  3. In a tiny bowl, add the cinnamon and erythritol. Slowly drop water in a few drops at a time until it is icing consistency. Scoop this into a ziploc bag and snip a tiny chunk out of the corner, ice with desired design.
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These were actually my favorite flavor, surprisingly, since a competitor involved chocolate!  I loved the cinnamon glaze and the soft crunch of the walnut–it had perfect balance!

Now, the next flavor:

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Crunch Power Bonbons

Yield: 3 bonbons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make the peanut butter protein balls, but flatten them from balls to cookies/patties to ~.3" thickness and ~1.5" width (should make a total of 6 patties)
  2. Top three patties with 1 tsp of the rice krispies each. Grab another patty and carefully lay it on top, pressing down on the edges to close it. When done with the 3 bonbons, refrigerate while you make the chocolate drizzle
  3. In a tiny bowl, melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals until melted (I accidentally heated the chocolate a little too much so I refrigerated it for ~3 minutes so it didn't slide down the bonbon). Pour this into a ziploc bag and snip a tiny chunk out of the corner, drizzle with desired design.
http://dessertswithbenefits.com/surprise-peanut-butter-power-bonbons-3-ways/
Obviously, these were the runner up (doh, it has chocolate and rice krispies!).  It reminded me of my PB & Chocolate Krispy Treats, only these are a whole lot faster to whip up…  This is dangerous!  :O
Coconut Raisin Peanut Butter Power Bonbons

Yield: 3 bonbons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make the peanut butter protein balls, but flatten them from balls to cookies/patties to ~.3" thickness and ~1.5" width (should make a total of 6 patties)
  2. Top three patties with 10 raisins each (depends on the size). Grab another patty and lay it on top, pressing down on the edges to close it. When done with the 3 bonbons, refrigerate while you make the glaze
  3. In a tiny bowl, microwave the coconut butter until melted (doesn't take long! Again, I accidentally warmed mine too much so I refrigerated it for about 5 minutes, which made it thick enough so that it didn't pour all over the bonbon). Pour this into a ziploc bag and snip a tiny chunk out of the corner, drizzle with desired design.
http://dessertswithbenefits.com/surprise-peanut-butter-power-bonbons-3-ways/
I loved the raisins in these!  And I don’t even like raisins… strange.  Anyways, it added a great, natural sweetness to the bite.  I will definitely make these again soon.  As for the coconut glaze, I didn’t taste much coconut so next time I will add a 5-10 drops of coconut extract.  Still, these made me smile and melt inside  :)
And did I mention the possibilities for these are endless?!  I’m thinking of making the coconut raisin flavor with a banana coin and a dash of cinnamon instead of the raisins… or making the peanut butter “cookies” with almond butter and some almond extract.  Or, the peanut butter “cookies” made with chocolate protein powder, with a chocolate filling AND chocolate drizzle!!!  Oh my goodness.  I think I’m having heart palpitations…

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Bite-Sized-Treats, Chocolate, Coconut-Butter, Erythritol, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Honey, No-Bake, Peanut-Butter, Protein-Powder, Raisins, Rice-Krispies, Single-Serving, Walnuts

Comments (3)

  1. Nicole: February 7, 2012

    These look SO yummy!

  2. Ambika: February 8, 2012

    Yummy!! Love all you bonbons and your blog. Fabulous job!!

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