Failed protein balls = protein fudge!

Hey everyone! Hope your Friday is off to a great start.

I have a new recipe for you today! Funny story, these were supposed to be protein balls, but I added too much coconut oil and they wouldn’t stay in “ball” form so I had to flatten the whole recipe out in a pan. Ta-da! Protein fudge is born. LOL. I had a bag of cashew meal from Trader Joe’s (I picked it up because they were out of almond meal, but I quickly found out they are not interchangeable like I had hoped!) and wanted to utilize it so I based my recipe off of the cashew flavor. These are a great pre- or post-workout snack, or can be eaten as dessert when you want something sweet but don’t want to indulge too much.

This “fudge” reminds me of blondies–you know, the brownies without chocolate. What exactly are those, anyway? Why don’t we just call them “bars”? #dessertidentitycrisis

Anyway, here’s the recipe. Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

IMG_6338 cashew protein fudge


1/2 c. cashew meal

1/3 c. + 2 T. oats

2 T. maple syrup

2-3 T. coconut oil

1/4 t. cinnamon

2 T. chocolate chips

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Vega)


Mix dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a small bowl. Add in coconut oil and maple syrup and stir. Stir in chocolate chips. Press mixture into a small dish and refrigerate for 30 mins before eating.

Makes 4-6 servings. For 4 servings, there are 9g protein in each serving.

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