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Powdered Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Posted by ReganJonesRD
March 22, 2017
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Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

~by Regan Jones, RD

Have we ever discussed the fact that I live in Augusta, Georgia -- home of The Masters?

Even if you're not of the golfing persuasion, surely you know the tournament I'm talking about. It's sorta like the Super Bowl of golf without the big name half-time show and noteworthy ad launches. Whereas the Super Bowl has pizza, beer and nachos, The Masters has iconic azaleas, epic egg salad sandwiches and apparently, very little hotel space. 

I know this about the hotel space because I am one of the thousands of home owners in the Augusta area who rents out my house for Master's week. 

I know. It sounds weird. But I promise you. Down here, it's the norm. 

Notice I said it was the norm. I didn't say it was easy. 

Imagine it. You're getting ready to go on spring break, but before you can throw your luggage in the car, you've gotta prep your home for at least four total strangers to live in it for a week. It is to spring cleaning what a root canal is to a dental check up. The amount of purging and organizing you have to do to get a home livable WITHOUT YOU IN IT is massive.

And nowhere is this more true than in my kitchen.

We started prepping closets and the lesser used spaces of our home weeks ago to get ready for the big move out/move in. But this kitchen... well, you know... there's a lot happening here. There's a lot of food coming in, but the closer Master's gets, the more food that needs to go out.

It is then, of course, no accident that when the topic came up for this month's ReDux as a potential "spring clean your kitchen" theme, I raised my hand to my ReDux team and said YEEEESSSSS. LET'S DO THIS! Selfishly, I knew I'd need to cook up as much in my kitchen as possible, so why not get a little ReDux love outta that recipe, ya know?

So with the challenge of taking only what I had on hand to create a new recipe, I made these cute little guys...

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

 

I've had PB2 (powdered peanut butter) that they're made with in my cabinet for a while. One of my more popular posts is this High Protein Tart Cherry Mug Cake, which uses PB2. But I haven't had much use for it in anything else until recently. I've been tinkering around with some macro counting (more about that to come in a later post), but I'll just say that on days when I've counted up a hefty dose of fat in what I've been eating, a powered peanut butter mixture is a super satisfying protein snack without the fat of regular peanut butter. (Please do not misread that to mean I'm swearing off peanut butter. I'm not. I love the stuff and am in no way phobic of the fat in it. I'm merely saying that on a day when everything else has been high fat, I'm currently subbing in a little PB2.) Macro counting tangent aside, let's get back to these cookies.

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

They are super simple to make and are the perfect healthy, protein boost that'll satisfy your sweet tooth as well. Made with yogurt and egg whites, they're not crispy. So don't expect them to be. They're kinda chewy... but I love them that way. And they make a small enough batch that you can enjoy a few each day and by the time you have to vacate your house for strangers to come in, they'll all be gone.

Oh wait. That's just me.

So go ahead... make as many batches as you like. In fact, invite me over. It's not like I can stay here much longer *wink.*

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.


Be sure to check out what my fellow ReDuxers are cooking up for this month's challenge by clicking here:  

 

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat w/ protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites via #TheRecipeReDux
Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these protein-packed peanut butter cookie bites.

Powdered Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Yield

16 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Truvia baking blend
  • 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (72g) powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients using a food processor or mixer; mix well. 
  3. Drop by teaspoons onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. 
  4. Bake 12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will be soft and chewy).
Click for nutritional information
Calories 29
Carbohydrates 5g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 2g
Fat 1g
Protein 3g
Sodium 41mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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