Protein Puppy Chow Recipe |Caution: Highly Addictive|

 

In honor of St. Party’s Patty’s Day we had fun cooking yesterday.  Y’all know I love to swap out ingredients and choose the best options for my family.  I love experimenting and sneaking protein powder into recipes and this protein puppy chow recipe turned out so perfect!

PROTEIN PUPPY CHOW recipe

This lucky little leprechaun came home to find my pot of gold the other day!

I got a HUGE box of (ironically, green) Nutrakey products to test out and see if I approved of the ingredients, flavor, company, etc and possibly work with them. #TeamGreen comin’ in clutch with the perfect timing!

PROTEIN PUPPY CHOW recipeI have loved everything and am really impressed with the company and product standards…. soooo I am now partnering with Nutrakey!  

This is exciting for me, but I never ever work with a company unless it aligns with my life. I refuse to recommend products just for the sake of making money.

I also always want to make sure that there is value to YOU!  Through this partnership, I get to offer you 30% off products with my code: kaylav.  **Yes, as an ambassador, I do get paid a percentage of sales which is how I have made blogging my main income (or really how I can afford to even keep this running haha).**

Thank you for that and all of the support you have always shown me!  I truly love blogging and creating content that is helpful and informative for you all!

So I will exclusively be using Nutrakey and you’re going to see a lot of my recipes using it as well.  Hence this magically delicious gem today!

PROTEIN PUPPY CHOW + luck sprinkled in!

PROTEIN PUPPY CHOW recipe

I’m usually more of a savory/salty kinda gal, but sometimes it’s fun to be festive.  The Lucky Charms aren’t healthy, of course, but they definitely make this fun to eat.

Instead of traditional puppy chow that uses: gobs of peanut butter, even more chocolate chips, rice cereal, and powdered sugar…

Protein Puppy Chow: natural peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut oil, honey, high fiber Van’s cereal and Nutrakey Whey Optima PROTEIN POWDER. (again, my code is kaylav for 30% off)

PROTEIN PUPPY CHOW recipe

I’m not saying this snack is healthy or sugar free… the point I am trying to make here is that you at least get some protein along with the fats and carbs, as well as some added fiber.  So it IS a better option in my opinion.

Quinn and my mom really enjoyed it so I can officially say it’s kid-tested, mother-approved!

 

Protein Puppy Chow

Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Nutrakey Whey Optima-Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup natural Peanut Butter
  • 3oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 1/2 cups Van's Honey Crunch Cereal

Optional

  • 3 tablespoons green sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Note

Other ideas:

-Add pretzel pieces, mini-M&Ms or other mix-ins to create your own style!

-Change the white chocolate chips to dark chocolate or semi-sweet

-Change the flavor of protein powder for a fruity or chocolate twist

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, add the measured amount of cereal. In a gallon sized ziploc bag, mix together the protein powder and sprinkles. Set both aside, but near each other to use back-to-back.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add honey, peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Reduce microwave strength to 50% and melt for 20 seconds stirring each interval until melted. Pour the melted mixture over the cereal and stir to coat.
Add the coated sticky cereal to the gallon bag with powder and shake to evenly coat the pieces. Once it's coated, lay on a baking sheet in a single layer and let cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Once cool, add in some marshmallows!
Store the mix in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

I also experimented with a Shamrock Shake (recipe here on Insta) and cheesecake but that treat I will be saving for my next series of ebooks. wink wink.  

I hope you all have a fun holiday!  It’s one of my favorites and I will be day-drinking with the hubs!  

What are your plans?

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