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.
- 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.
My Recommended Protein Powder for Recipes
You can use any protein you’d like, but I usually go with PEScience Select Whey and Casein, Dymatize 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!
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 24-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Crush Reese's Puffs cereal in a Ziploc bag or food processor before mixing with remaining dry ingredients. (Save chocolate chips for last.)
- Gradually stir in Greek yogurt, egg whites, and the sticky sweetener. Stir until smooth.
- Fold chocolate chips into the mixture.
- Using a spoon, fill the muffin tin with the mixture. Avoid overfilling each slot.
- 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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