This is a super easy, make-ahead dessert. The “dough” will seem dry at first, but keep stirring. It will eventually come together. We’ve made these with fresh ground peanut butter and with almond butter. Because certain nut butters have more oil in them than others, you might need to make minor adjustments on the dry ingredients, but wait until everything is incorporated to determine that.
When shopping for a whey protein powder, look for one made from high-quality milk (no growth hormones and preferably grass-fed and/or organically raised). Also check that it is processed using low-heat methods, and not hydrolyzed (boiled in hydrochloric acid to break down). Read the ingredients, which should be recognizable and few. Our favorites are from Source Naturals: True Whey and Whey to Health, but there are other good brands you might be able to locate more easily. Take a look at the ingredients in Source Naturals whey protein products, and use them to compare with others.
Be sure to use unsweetened natural coconut, not the moist type with added sugars and preservatives. The individual ingredients are not cheap, but a little goes a long way.
WARNING: This recipe only makes 12, but it’s very easy to double the recipe if you want more!