Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Cheesecakes

These decadent cheesecakes are the perfect HEALTHY sweet treat for any and all peanut butter & chocolate lovers!  They are low in sugar and fat, but high in taste and protein to help fuel your muscles!

Although I thoroughly enjoy making big elaborate dessert dishes, I have a special place in my heart for personal sized treats.  Who doesn’t right?!  I like the idea of having desserts for the week portioned out, prepped, and ready to go anytime my sweet tooth acts up (which is often).  One of my favorite weekly prep items are protein cheesecakes simply because they are SO easy to make and nearly fail proof.  I spend about 5 minutes making the batter, 15-20 minutes baking, cooling, and then popping them into the fridge to set.  I have yet to make a batch of mini protein cheesecakes that weren’t absolutely awesome!  Total fool proof!!!

I started off this protein cheesecake love affair almost exactly one year ago during our annual Lake Tahoe trip.  These “Birthday Cake Mini Cheesecakes” came in extremely handy during the long car ride when I needed a nibble of something as well as in the evenings where dessert options in the woods were scarce. By the end of the week, all mini cheesecakes were accounted for and in my stomach!  Of course I would be making another batch of mini cheesecakes for this years Tahoe trip… except this time it needed to combine one of my favorite combos of all time: Peanut Butter & Chocolate.  Is there really anything better?

Peanut Butter Swirl Protein Cheesecakes

Regardless if you choose to add the extra peanut butter drizzle or not, you will not be disappointed in these scrumptious bundles of joy.  But honestly… add the extra bit of lovin’ and perhaps a serving or two of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips.  Worth it.  Totally and utterly worth it, so just do it and get it over with k?

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Mouth watering?  Sold on making these immediately yet?  Not quite?  How about seeing the nutritional profile on them for a little final push…

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And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to try these, here’s another couple of pictures to tempt your sweet tooth…

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Aside from the fact these taste awesome AND have great macro’s AND are so simple to prepare, another reason why I LOVE the idea of these mini cheesecakes is because they are GREAT for food/meal prep and they travel really well!  When it came time to prepare for “Lake Tahoe 2016”, the only things I prepared for the trip this year was a couple of meals for the road and these Peanut Butter Cup Swirl cheesecakes!  And just like last year, this batch was also in my tummy by the day we left to head back home!

Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Protein Cheesecakes

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SOLD. SOLD. SOLD.  Sign me up again and again and again and again… please!!!  Another recipe that will steal your heart and have you eating cheesecakes every single day!

Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes

Serves 12
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12oz fat free cream cheese (softened)
  • 12oz 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup baking stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 2 Large whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Caramel MuscleEgg egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops PEScience Peanut Butter Cup protein
  • 4 tablespoons Chocolate Peanut Butter (or plain peanut butter)
  • 4 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Optional

  • 6 Oreos (split in half)

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a cupcake/muffin pan (12) with non stick spray and place optional Oreos on the bottoms on the pan.
2
In a large bowl or in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip cream cheese, Greek yogurt, extracts and stevia for 1-2 minutes until there are no lumps. With mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, and then egg whites. Beat for 1 minute. Slowly add protein powder and beat until completely smooth.
3
Divide and pour mixture over each of the Oreos or directly into the pan. Fill as close to the top of each pan as you can without spilling over (these will not rise).
4
Drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter on top of cheesecake and swirl with a knife or fork. Add mini chocolate chips if desired.
5
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Do NOT over bake. Cheesecakes will be firm on the outside edges but appear slightly unset in the middle. Remove from oven and let cool completely. They are best served the next day after being refrigerated/cooled over night.

Note

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (makes 12 mini cheesecakes): calories- 127, fat- 4 grams, carbs- 11 grams, protein- 11 grams (per mini cheesecake WITH optional Oreo cookie base)

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Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Protein Cheesecakes

Family Shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Whether you are a sports enthusiast, fitness fanatic, or just a shopaholic ® Dick’s Sporting Goods has something for EVERYONE and a $50 gift card is up for grabs this week for YOU to shop!!!  Take a look at our own family shopping at ® Dick’s Sporting Goods!

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I’ve always had a passion for fitness and all things ‘active’ so it stands to reason why I would LOVE ® Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Regardless of the sport you play, type of exercise you do, or your taste in clothing, I can guarantee that ® Dick’s has something of interest for anyone & everyone.  Luckily for me, my family shares my appreciation for sports and being outdoors so whenever it comes time to shop for a few things… NOBODY ever has a problem tagging along with me!  Unlike other trips I take to ® Dick’s for specific purposes, this time I couldn’t think of anything I ‘needed’ per se BUT I knew we wouldn’t leave empty handed!

With our annual family trip to Hawaii quickly approaching (June can’t come soon enough), I made a bee line for the bathing suits!  Now, I’ve spent loads of money on bathing suits over the years, mostly on inexpensive/poor quality ones, but I gotta say… the suits I have loved the most were the pricier ‘name brand’ ones.  They tend to fit better, are more comfortable, they last forever, and certain brands ALWAYS have adorable prints & cuts.  Roxy (fave), Volcom, and Hurley seem to fit my body a bit better than any other brands.  Luckily, I knew ® Dick’s options would not disappoint me!

So. Many. Choices. Hubby-Kid… I’ll be here awhile.  Go fend for yourself.

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Told ya… prints and cuts are SO darn cute with these ‘beachy active’ lines!  They have the latest styles and a nice selection for a variety of body types.  Teeny tiny string bikini’s, board shorts, tankini’s.  Can you guess which one I ended up going with???  The moment I saw it, I already knew this was the one for me.  Fun print and it fit like a glove!  I cannot wait to be lying down on those beautiful Hawaiian beaches!

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So. Excited.

After trying on at least 6 bikini’s and settling on my suit, it was time to find the family!  While on my way to the girls section to find my daughter, I tried my hardest to avoid the shoe department.  I’m a girl, what can I say.  I’m a sucker for shoes, especially tennis shoes.  I’m pretty sure I have nearly every color in the rainbow and to me… the brighter, the better!  ®Dick’s is definitely our store of choice when it comes to buying athletic shoes because there is always SO many options… for the ENTIRE family!  However, on this particular shopping trip I put my blinders on with tennis shoes but did have to grab a new pair of sandals!

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I’ve been wanting these particular ‘Rainbow’ leather sandals for at least 2 years now.  It was finally time…

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Before locating my husband, I had my daughter help me weed through the women’s clearance section at ®Dick’s.  I’m always guaranteed to find at least one article of clothing thats been drastically reduced.  Always.  This shopping adventure was no different.  I scored on an adorable pair of bikini bottoms for under $12!!!  Seriously.  Next time you are at Dick’s, do NOT forget to swing by ALL of the clearance sections.  Great deals and good variety!

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OK, enough for me (for now).  I guess this family shopping trip needs to include the others!  The only thing my daughter really really needed was a new pair of black compression shorts for volleyball.

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Typically we go for the Nike Pros but today we actually found an even better option for her!  And the BEST part… These Reebok compression shorts were on sale for under $13!  Yes, yes, yes!!!  Another reason why both my husband and myself will be going for the Reebok shorts is because they are a bit longer on her than the Nike’s.  I’m not sure if you are familiar with girl’s/women’s volleyball, but they basically wear tight underwear on the court lol!  Fine for the other girls, not fine for us:) The more coverage, the better for our little one!

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And check my beautiful girl (in her new shorts) that we got just in time for her most recent volleyball tournament.  She’s small & sweet, but an animal on the court!  Here she is mid dive saving a shanked ball…

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My little rockstar.

I may enjoy all the sections of ®Dick’s, but weights will always & forever have my heart.  I may not be lifting anywhere like I used to (nor will I ever be able to again), but any chance I have to grab a dumbbell… I’m going to take it!  I definitely can’t leave the store without some iron love!!!

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And this little one can’t leave the store without hopping on some equipment!  Elliptical is her stationary cardio option of choice apparently!

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Shopping 95% complete…

I’ve talked about our adoration for all things Hydro Flask many times before.  Hands down, its our favorite water ‘bottle’ ever.  My husband actually discovered the products a few years ago and after he bought one for himself (that I ended up stealing), we invested in 3 other bottles.  We now own 4 bottles in various sizes that we purchased online, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Dick’s was carrying them as well!

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Not only are these SUPER sturdy & durable, but they keep the liquid ice cold (or hot depending on your beverage).

True Story: My husband is a police officer and sometimes he has SWAT training during the day.  On one occasion it was at least 95 degrees out and he had his Hydro Flask in the patrol car with the windows up and sun blazing all day.  When he got into the car at the end of his 10+ hour shift, he went to grab his bottle for a drink and the outside was scalding hot.  He almost couldn’t even pick it up!  When the top came off he expected his iced tea to be warm/hot but low and behold… it was still ICE COLD!  Seriously. There was still ice floating around everywhere. It was as if the tea was freshly brewed and poured over ice!!!

The BEST water bottle you will ever have.  Obviously, I had to buy another one:) I went with the 21 ounce bottle and it’s been perfect for me during my daughters volleyball games/practice, running errands, and short walks.  Personally, I think this one is my favorite size!

And last but not least for this Dick’s shopping excursion… my husband can never make it out of the store without buying a shirt.  No idea why he needs 50 of the same style shirt (collared, blue or gray or blue & gray), but whatever.  No matter how many times I tell him to get adventurous with his clothing, he continues to have the same boring stuff on.  Men.  You can see from our daughters face that she’s thinking the SAME thing as me :).  “Seriously daddy?  Another one?”

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Upon checkout, my husband also can’t help but touch all the deadly things.  Why on earth he would need a machete?  I have no idea.  He’s convinced that it would be a great addition to his duty belt at work.  I don’t think SDPD would agree!!!  No honey, you do not need another knife!!!  Move along.  Let’s get out of here before we go broke!

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Another successful family trip to ®Dick’s and this time I wasn’t the only one leaving with goodies!!!

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Now who else is ready for a shopping trip to ®Dick’s???

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As I said we are giving away a $50 gift certificate for one of my lucky readers!  Rules are simple:

  • Leave me a comment on this post letting me know what you would buy for yourself OR someone in your family

  • Entries must be made by May 6, 2016 (11:59pm)

  • Winner will be chose at random and contacted by me on May 10, 2016

DISCLAIMER: this post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and ®DICK’s Sporting Goods. All opinions expressed are my own.

Melanie Zimmerman - April 29, 2016 - 12:44 pm

My daughter is the lacrosse goaltender as well as for ice hockey the rest of the year and I can’t believe how little protection she has in the net for lacrosse. I really want to get her a pair of pads that a catcher would use for baseball to cover the tops of her feet at least.. can you imagine how hard those rubber balls must feel bouncing off her toes in sneakers?!! I have been wanting to get to Dick’s soon to get her a pair.

Lindsey B - April 29, 2016 - 1:08 pm

I really really really want to buy a pair of more supportive sporty sandals. I’m still wearing my old adidas ones (the kind with the little massaging bumps) from college and over half of the bumps are gone.

Amy Stiens - April 29, 2016 - 1:40 pm

OMG, what I wouldn’t buy @ Dicks Sporti g goods is the question. I love your saddles that you picked out for yourself. It looks perfect for KY summers. I also love the suggestion for the water bottle. I love hearing good reviews about products and this seems to have great reviews! My daughter also plays volleyball and she would LOVE those shorts as well! My family and I love to go shopping at Dicks. With all 3 of my children playing sports and myself exercising on a daily basis, I know we would find so many amazing things @ Dicks! Thanks so much! I hope your feeling better. I’d love to know how your doing. How about a post on how you are? Take care!

Tamara - April 29, 2016 - 2:48 pm

My spouse is in the military so I think I would buy my spouse a really nice, sturdy water bottle that you mentioned above. There is always training, being in the field, on the range. I always buy water bottle but they crack, don’t hold up, don’t keep the contents cold for a tired Marine.

Lindsey Jewart - April 29, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Great finds on your trip! I need new cross-training shoes and a good jump rope.

Kelly @ Turned UP To Eleven - April 29, 2016 - 2:57 pm

I would love to get a new life jacket for myself – and it would be a bonus if they were BUY ONE GET ONE FREE like they were a few years ago when we originally purchased our kayaks!

I love Dick’s Sporting Goods – we have a small one here in Alabama, but back home in Rockville, Maryland they have a huge store like this one and I love it!

Linda Treleven - April 29, 2016 - 3:29 pm

We shop at Dicks all the time. It used to be quite a drive and recently one opened up just a few miles away. I recently started a serious fitness journey so I’ve frequenting Dicks quite often, especially to build a nice collection of workout clothes. Now that it’s getting warmer, I need to start getting capris or shorts!

Abby - April 29, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Dicks is one of the stores that I could walk around in for hours!!!! So many options and so many great deals!!! One thing I would buy is some new sports bras!!! I never seem to want to splurge on them when i’m purchasing workout clothes! But it is definitely time for an upgrade!

Yoko - April 29, 2016 - 4:05 pm

If I had a 50 dollar gift card I would purchase new workout gear and shoes!

Karen - April 29, 2016 - 4:11 pm

For my kiddo in college would love for her to start being fit and would be nice to have nice gear to start her with ?

Shauna Cole - April 29, 2016 - 4:11 pm

What a cute family you have! I wish we had a Dick’s sporting goods where I live. Looks like a fun store. I would buys tennis shoes for my son or a swimsuit for myself.

Sarah Dodson - April 29, 2016 - 4:14 pm

We love this store!! I was just telling my son for his birthday he should ask for a whole box of Elite’s. That boy loves his socks! With this gift card I could definitely make that happen.

Jacqualyn H - April 29, 2016 - 4:19 pm

I would invest in t ball equipment for my 5 year old. He just started and is so excited.

Brittany - April 29, 2016 - 4:24 pm

I would buy my husband a new pair of shoes :)

Sarah Szymkowski - April 29, 2016 - 4:25 pm

I would buy Nike running tights with a drawstring for my next spartan race. Muddy tights don’t stay up well during burpees, so I need something that will cinch in the waist!!

Ryan Montero - April 29, 2016 - 4:29 pm

I started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu about 9 years ago. I got my middle child, Leah Rose (now almost 6), into it over 2 years ago. Xander, my now 4 year old joined us about a year ago. Not too long after that, my wife Naira started practicing “the Gentle Art” with us. After years of nudging and gentle reminders, I finally got my oldest, Tianalyce (9), to start training. Now we can train this martial art as a whole family and I think that is just beautiful. I would use the money to buy the kids some compression gear/rash guards to use for our training sessions. That way, when we are all together, they get a chance to show their individualism at the same time.

Michelle E - April 29, 2016 - 4:35 pm

I’d love to try out something from the Calia line! Or just peruse the clearance LOL You scored some really good things!

Tracy - April 29, 2016 - 4:44 pm

I would love to by my boys a kicking target for Tae Kwon Do. I think it would get double duty at our house for me to use for a few rounds of boxing.

Liz S. - April 29, 2016 - 4:44 pm

I would buy a new pair of Nike sneakers for myself, for my very active lifestyle.

Kim - April 29, 2016 - 4:48 pm

We just got a Dick’s in town. I would love to win the giftcard so I could get my husband new tennis shoes.

Marguerite - April 29, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Oh..I love your picks! I workout at home, so would love to put it towards something for a home gym. This is a hard choice, maybe a weight bench.

Sara - April 29, 2016 - 5:39 pm

I would buy my daughter some new soccer cleats! That match her club team colors!

Kali - April 29, 2016 - 6:15 pm

I would get a bosu ball to help elevate my workouts and train my stabilizers!

Sandy - April 29, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Definitely could use a new bathing suit and some running shorts! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda O - April 29, 2016 - 6:47 pm

Love Dick’s Sporting Goods! Never heard of that water bottle before and now I am intrigued. I have been using the most banged up half my top missing water bottle it is time for a new one! I would love a Hydro Flask and some new sport bras! Thanks for the give away!

Cheryl Davis - April 29, 2016 - 7:39 pm

I would by workout gear for myself of course!!

Wendy Page - April 29, 2016 - 10:22 pm

Would totally go for a decent pair of athletic shoes so I don’t have a repeat stress fracture!

Lisa S - April 29, 2016 - 10:50 pm

Thanks for all the great info about the stuff you found there. I would get my kids a trampoline or some new swim gear or basketball.

Lynn Garofalo - April 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

I would get my husband a new running rain jacket! A year ago I wasn’t running 5 minutes without a short walk in between. Now we are running our 1st 10 mile run! He is my rock, support system, my everything. So I would treat him!

Carolsue - April 30, 2016 - 2:00 am

I would buy my husband a pair of Under Armour Men’s Street Encounter II Recovery Shoes

Krissie E - April 30, 2016 - 2:51 am

I would buy a Texsport Wilderness Hammock.

Emily - April 30, 2016 - 2:59 am

I LOVE Dick’s sporting goods!!! I’ve got my eye on some reebok shorts for my next Spartan race, so I would definitely get those, and maybe a kettlebell…or a cute top….Or some stuff for my SAR pack….the possibilities are endless!!!

Katie - April 30, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Ahh I love dicks sporting goods! I’m addicted to fitness clothes & gym shoes! So I would put that gift card to use on that :) thanks for the opportunity to win!

Camille - April 30, 2016 - 5:44 pm

Someone literally swiped my new hydroflask at my gym, so I would buy another! And put my name on it in big, bright letters :)

jenny - April 30, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I would buy my mom some yoga gear! She has found yoga later in life and i am so proud of her for sticking with it and continuing to grow everyday. <3

HS - April 30, 2016 - 11:01 pm

I would get a pair of running shoes for myself.

Laurel E - May 1, 2016 - 1:48 am

Baseball stuff for my 11 year old!

Kristi S - May 1, 2016 - 2:41 am

I’d love to try something from Caila – all the pictures I’ve seen look great!

Katie - May 1, 2016 - 6:09 am

We are getting our first Dicks Sporting Good and I need to get a new pair of shoes!

Heather - May 1, 2016 - 11:02 pm

Great post! I would get some new running apparel.

Marcia Goss - May 1, 2016 - 11:08 pm

I would probably give this to my daughter. My granddaughters play softball and are always needing new equipment.

Sarah DeVore - May 2, 2016 - 11:30 pm

I’m going to Hawaii with my husband for our 15th anniversary soon! I would buy either a new swim suit or a cute cover up!?

Sarah Hayes - May 3, 2016 - 1:16 am

Id love to buy a weight set! Ive been wanting to start lifting for a long time and I feel like now is a great time to start. I think it will help me reach my goals more than any other kind of training

Kim Tierney - May 3, 2016 - 3:26 am

Oh man! I would DEFINITELY use the gift card to buy my mom some activewear for Mother’s Day! She’s been wanting to get some new apparel or new sneakers and this would be the perfect opportunity!! <3

sarah - May 3, 2016 - 10:40 am

My daughter plays volleyball too so I definitely feel ya on those short-shorts! Would love to pick up a pair of those longer cut ones for her (plus a few Nike tanks for myself…)

Marjorie - May 3, 2016 - 5:03 pm

I would definitely get a new pair of Rainbow sandals for the summer! Mine are looking a little rough right now!

April - May 3, 2016 - 5:51 pm

We have a home gym as well and I have been eyeing a bicycle trainer. I would definitely take a look at those at Dick’s! And, I always have to peek through the clearance rack, too. :)

Rachel - May 3, 2016 - 6:47 pm

My husband is also getting into knives! It probably wouldn’t help if I added to the collection, but it’s his birthday tomorrow, so it couldn’t hurt! :)

Amber - May 5, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Your post made me want a Hydroflask water bottle – so that would be the first thing on my shopping list!

Marci Kucharyson - May 6, 2016 - 3:06 pm

I would love to buy myself a new sports bra! Most of mine are loosing their elasticity. Thanks for this giveaway!

Courtney - May 6, 2016 - 9:30 pm

I would buy a new swimsuit for my upcoming trip to Punta Cana!

Eleanor - May 6, 2016 - 11:13 pm

My family loves Dicks Sporting Goods too! Right now I think we would add to our weight room with some free weights or maybe a medicine ball or kettle bell.

Laurajj - May 7, 2016 - 2:33 am

Oh I would love to buy soccer cleats and a soccer ball for our little one who will be starting soccer soon. I really love those sandals you picked! So cute for summer!

Kim - May 7, 2016 - 3:09 am

Love, love, love Dicks sporting goods!! I’m a mom with all boys and dicks sporting goods is always a #1 store for them. I have really been wanting to purchase the fitness gear squat rack to go with my fitness gear bench.
Love the new swim line!

Amanda Reed - May 7, 2016 - 3:18 am

It’s time to restock my stash of golf balls and get a new glove.

Jennifer petrie - May 7, 2016 - 3:37 am

I would definitly buy some new workout gear or a cute bathing suit. Love, love, love the prints!!

Carli Allen - May 7, 2016 - 3:55 am

Your recipes sounds wonderful!
I’d love some new shoes, a new swimsuit, new weights, new workouts clothes — any of those items would be on my Dick’s shopping list.

Candice Aguirre - May 7, 2016 - 4:26 am

This is so cool. I love your IG page and blog I would get some gym shots and the water bottle you mentioned.

Chocolate Almond ‘Super Food’ Scones

You would NEVER guess these scones are actually healthy & good for you!  Filled with whole grains & ‘super foods’, healthy fats, dark chocolate chunks, and the most subtle hint of almond… this recipe will become a staple in your baking!

Sometimes when I find myself in a recipe rut, one of my favorite things to do is look through previous posts of mine to see if any type of spark is made.  I love reinventing ideas, swapping out ingredients, making things even better, and the way I see it there is usually always some room for improvement.  Sometimes it does’t work out quite like I had planned and other times, a new star is born!  One day while rummaging through previous recipes for some new inspiration, I stumbled upon a favorite: Strawberry Coconut Scones.  I remember these were only the second batch of scones I had ever made and was quite impressed with myself at the time. While these were absolutely delicious as is, I was instantly inspired to create another version… a chocolate variety (with a few other subtle changes)!

Change #1: flavors

While coconut and strawberry are awesome, I was definitely in need of some chocolate.  I only crave it a few days a month (guess when), but when it itches… I scratch!  I would have been happy with just using chocolate, but for a bit more depth and flavor, the addition of almond would fit in well.  Fruity is great, but chocolate is better.

Change #2: shape

Hands down, the tops of the strawberry scones are KILLER!  Great texture/crunch and a subtle hint of sweetness from the coconut sugar on top… oh. my. word.!!!  Honestly, it’s probably my favorite part of this particular baked good.  However, when I baked the scones as one large disk I felt like a lot of those amazing tops were a bit short changed.  They definitely got the short end of the stick when the knife slices through and crumbles each pastry.  More importantly, slicing into the large baked ‘scone’ compromises those lovely little corner bits that I LOVE so much.  So instead of baking the dough as one large disk, I figured the best way to preserve ALL of the tops was to form and bake them individually instead!

Yup.  Totally did the trick.

Every scone that comes out of my kitchen will be in this shape from this point on.  Seriously.

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Are we seeing that perfectly balanced top?  And the golden edges that are PACKED with flavor?  Can you imagine that first bite?  Mmmmm.  I can.

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And as if they didn’t already look perfect… the insides give the outsides a nice run for their money.

Wait for it.

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Wait for it.

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Aaaaahhhh. Yeah.  It’s pretty scrumptious looking huh?  Not only does it look good, but it tastes even better!  Delicate, extremely flavorful, and crazy yummy textures from your first to last bite.  One nibble and you’re hooked.  It was easy to decide that my favorite part of the strawberry coconut scones was the tops, but on these?  It’s a very tight race.  I feel like the tops, the edges, the center, and the flavors are all neck and neck.  These are SO good!!!

chocolate almond super food scones

Chocolate Almond Super Food Scones

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes 'Super Food
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (+ 2 tbsp for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate caramel MuscleEgg egg whites (or one whole egg & add more coconut sugar to recipe)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (+ 2 tbsp for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking tray with silpat or parchment paper.
2
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup buttermilk, extracts, and egg whites. Stir until combined and set aside.
3
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add Kodiak mix, almond flour, and coconut sugar. Mix for 10-15 seconds until combined. Add cold butter and mix until mixture is a coarse crumbly. With mixer on low, slowly add in liquid mixture. Mix until dough just comes together. Stir in chocolate chips/chunks.
4
Divide dough into 6 portions and form scones. Brush with buttermilk, sprinkle on extra coconut sugar, and sliced almonds. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

Note

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (makes 6 scones): calories- 363, fat- 22 grams, carbs- 37 grams/fiber- 6 grams , protein- 11 grams PER SCONE