Bourbon Balls Covered in Chocolate Protein

2 c crushed Nilla Wafers
1 1/2 c finely chopped, toasted pecans, separated
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 c heavy cream
1/4 c light corn syrup
1 t cinnamon
1/3 c bourbon
1/2 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake Powder

Combine crushed wafers and 1 c pecans in a large bowl, set aside. Place the chopped chocolate in a separate bowl, set aside.
In a small saucepan combine cream, corn syrup and cinnamon. Bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour the cream mixture over the chopped chocolate and whisk to blend the cream into the melting chocolate. Let cool briefly, then add in the bourbon.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir well to combine. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30-40 minutes.
Add 1/2 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake Powder and remaining pecans to low bowl or plate. Stir to combine.
Form the chocolate mixture into balls using a melon baller. Roll balls in the Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake Powder and nut combination. Arrange on parchment paper. Store in airtight container in a cool place for up to 1 week. Enjoy!


Bourbon Balls Covered in Protein



Adapted from original recipe which appears on the Epicurious website here.

Tasty Topping

1/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c chopped pecans, divided
1 T  Linwoods ground flaxseed, sunflower & pumpkin seeds
1 T Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
tiny pinch of salt

In a mini food processor combine brown sugar, 1/3 c pecans, flaxseed combo, collagen and a pinch of salt. Pulse. Pour into resealable container. Add remaining 1/3 cup chopped pecans. Add to smoothies, overnight oats, overnight chia seeds, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie…..the topping ideas are endless. This high protein topping is delicious and versatile.

Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble fiber types.

Nuts are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Pecans are antioxidant rich.