I love chocolate. I love peanut butter. I love no-bakes.
But traditional no-bakes don’t mix very well with a low-carb diet. The oatmeal grain is something to be avoided, and the sugar (of course) is a big no-no.
Then, I thought:
I have natural, unsweetened peanut butter.
I have chocolate protein powder
I have cauliflower, which I have used as a grain substitute in the past.
I couldn’t find anything on the internet about using these ingredients for no-bakes, so I set about trying to make some high-protein, low carbohydrate no bakes. After some experimentation, I arrived at a result I liked. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 cup diced or riced cauliflower
- 1/3 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 1/4 unsalted butter (salted will work fine, but will increase the sodium content a little)
- 1 tablespoon Special Dark cocoa powder (optional)
Boil cauliflower until soft. Drain water. Add butter and stir frequently over low heat until butter is all melted. Remove from heat and add all other ingredients and stir thoroughly. Drop onto wax paper or lightly greased dish / cookie sheet in desired size and put in freezer until hard enough to eat.
The dark cocoa powder is optional. I added it because I love and prefer dark chocolate. If you would rather have something closer to milk chocolate, omit the cocoa powder.
If you are looking for something a little sweeter, add 1/4 cup sucralose or another non-calorie sweetener.
Based on 10 cookies per batch. If you make bigger cookies, adjust this info accordingly.
- Calories: 104
- Sodium: 29mg
- Protein: 5.5g
- Carbohydrate: 2.5g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.25g
- “Net Carbs”: 1.25g
- Fat: 8.5g