Reese’s Puffs Protein Poppers: Low Calorie Dessert

Reese’s Puffs Protein Poppers: Low Calorie Dessert

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When you think of a low calorie dessert, Reese’s Puffs probably don’t come to mind. So you may be surprised to see the delicious chocolate peanut butter cereal packed into mini muffins with only 33 calories a pop.

Each popper has 33 calories, 2.9 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of carbs, and 0.8 grams of fat. And because you won’t wanna stop at one, four poppers will net you 132 calories, 11.6 grams of protein, 14.4 grams of carbs, and 3.2 grams of fat.

My obsession with packing cereal into treats started with my Cap’n Crunch Berries Protein Donuts and spiraled into the Reese’s Cheesecake and Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts. If you’re unfamiliar with using your favorite cereals as flour for protein treats and low calorie desserts, you gon’ learn today.

How to Turn Cereal into a Low Calorie Dessert

Other than Reese’s Puffs and a bit of protein powder, this recipe is pretty straightforward.

To touch on a few potential modification questions:

  • If you don’t have coconut flour on hand, you could add another 3/4 C (29g) Reese’s Puffs or more PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter to compensate.
  • Want extra gooey poppers? Adding 1-2 extra tablespoons of chocolate chips wouldn’t add that many calories per popper.

Here’s a graphic I created for Stronger U Nutrition on the easiest way to modify macros for any recipe.

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You can use any muffin tin you’d like but because people tend to ask, this is the one I use.

My Recommended Protein Powder for Recipes

You can use any protein you’d like, but I almost always use  Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and/or Dymatize’s Whey or Elite XT blended protein. They’re reputable brands that have been around forever.

The macros in both recipes are with Gold Standard Whey. 

If you’d like to learn more about the different types of whey protein and how to find the best value for protein, read this article.

A low calorie dessert or snack recipe made from Reese's Puffs that packs all the great chocolate peanut butter flavor into a 33-calorie protein popper.
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Reese's Puffs Protein Poppers

A low calorie protein popper made with Reese's Puffs cereal.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword protein poppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 poppers
Calories 33 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C (58g) Reese's Puffs Cereal crushed or blended finely
  • 2 Tbsp (12g) PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1 scoop (30-32g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 C (227g) Fat-Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
  • 3/8 C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites or 2 whole egg whites
  • 1/4 C (60mL) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup or your choice of sticky sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 24-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. 

  2. Crush Reese's Puffs cereal in a Ziploc bag or food processor before mixing with remaining dry ingredients. (Save chocolate chips for last.)

  3. Gradually stir in Greek yogurt, egg whites, and the sticky sweetener. Stir until smooth.

  4. Fold chocolate chips into the mixture. 

  5. Using a spoon, fill the muffin tin with the mixture. Avoid overfilling each slot.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a center popper can pass the toothpick test.

Recipe Notes

  • Per popper (recipe makes 24): 33 Calories | 2.9P | 3.6C | .8F
  • Per 4 poppers (because once you pop you can't stop): 132 Calories | 11.6P | 14.4C | 3.2F 
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Puffs Protein Poppers
Amount Per Serving (1 popper)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3.6g 1%
Protein 2.9g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Looking for more low calorie dessert ideas? Check out my Reese’s Puffs Protein Cheesecake next.

If you can’t tell, I love chocolate and finding ways to keep my extreme sweet tooth at bay. That’s why I put together my most popular chocolate recipes into a cookbook, The Chocolate Lover’s Survival Cookbook here. You can grab a copy for free or simply enter your info below and I’ll send it over.

A low calorie dessert or snack recipe made from Reese's Puffs that packs all the great chocolate peanut butter flavor into a 33-calorie protein popper.



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