Reese’s Puffs Protein Poppers

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.

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.

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.

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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.

reese's puffs protein poppers recipe

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.
  • And if you’d like fluffier protein poppers, you can swap the egg whites for a whole egg.

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

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My Recommended Protein Powder for Recipes

You can use any protein you’d like, but I usually go with PEScience Select Whey and CaseinDymatize 100% Whey, or Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. The macros in this recipe are with Gold Standard Whey.

Final Notes Before the Recipe

If you like these Reese’s Puffs Protein Poppers, you’ll have to try my S’moreos Protein Poppers next. They combine the amazing Oreo O’s cereal and traditional s’mores ingredients for a yummy treat!

S'moreos Protein Poppers: A Low Calorie Sweet Snack Recipe

And if you try any of my recipes, I’d appreciate you sharing it with your friends. You can take a photo and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff, join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party, or pin this recipe to Pinterest.

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Reese's Puffs Protein Poppers

Yield: 24 poppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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


  • 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


  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.


  • 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 Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 popper
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0.8gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 3.6gProtein: 2.9g

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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.

14 thoughts on “Reese’s Puffs Protein Poppers”

  • Thanks for an amazing recipe! Love the idea! Have you made this with other cereals? I have a box of Love Grown’s Chocolate Power O’s that I might use to make this.

  • Looks delicious! I was wondering though, should you take 1 1/2 C of the cereal and then crush it, or have that much after it’s crushed ?

  • Love these protein poppers! Great sweet snack that lets me stay within my numbers and quickly satisfy a chocolate craving. Will definitely be adding this to our meal prep rotation. The kids even like them!

  • These are my absolute favorite poppers ever! Wow, they are super moist and they taste amazing! By far my favorite woodruff recipe ever!!!!!

  • I don’t have any of the Waldens pancake syrup but I do have a lite maple syrup or honey. Which would you recommend using? Do you think you would taste the maple flavor too much if I use the pancake syrup?

  • I accidentally made these in a regular size muffin tin because I didn’t see that they were made in the mini size so mine ended up looking like flat little disks but they were still so delicious! The second time I made them I used the recipe as written above and just made 12 regular size muffins and they looked like the picture (just bigger and 68 calories per muffin since it’s like having two muffins in one mold). So either use the mini muffin tin and make 24 or do 12 in a regular muffin size for best results!

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