Peanut Butter White Chocolate Protein Fudge

Definition of SIMPLE
: not hard to understand or do
: having few parts : not complex or fancy
: not special or unusual
: Peanut Butter White Chocolate Protein Fudge

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This simple, no bake fudge requires zero culinary proficiency, a few basic ingredients, and this time I guarantee you have them all on hand.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub out nearly any item for something else and it will still work:

– No Quest protein? Use your favorite [whey/casein blend] brand.
– No FiberYum syrup? Use honey or agave.
– No Buff Bake White Chocolate peanut butter? Use literally ANY other peanut butter.
– No cashew milk? Use almond or coconut milk.
– No banana? …….Okay no sub for this one, go to the store. The trip is worth it.

That said: I have not tested any other variation, so when I say it still “works”, I mean I know it will still make a fudge. Whether or not your spin on it tastes like unicorns and sunshine and the best day of your entire life like mine did is an entirely different matter.

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Side note: I would cut the fudge into squares while still inside the cold pan, otherwise they will start to melt into the cutting board as you slice away at them. Not that I know this firsthand or anything.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

One day I will post something that has nothing to do with peanut butter or chocolate…

[in best Viggo Mortensen voice] “…BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY.”

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Three things you should know:

1) These things are the most fudge-y, chocolate-y, peanut butter-y brownie I have ever made.

2) I purposely divided the pan into 9 HUGE servings instead of the typical 12 you find in most recipes. Because I don’t believe in eating small brownies. Ever.

3) On top of all that, they are also gluten free! Okay well the brownie is, can’t speak for the P28 on top, but that’s okay, we aren’t perfect here. If you don’t tolerate gluten or dairy you can easily omit the P28 Caramel Turtle spread and substitute with another favorite nut butter. Whew. Problem solved.

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Peanut Butter Banana Protein Waffles

If you’ve followed me on social media for more than the last, let’s say, 15 minutes, you are likely aware that I am obsessed with waffles. Breakfast, lunch, post-training, dinner, dessert… They’re the most versatile food in my dietary arsenal, one of my obvious favorites, and let’s be honest, have you ever looked at a plate full of these dripping in syrup and toppings and just thought, “…nah.”?

That’s what I thought.

Anyway. Versatile.
I make different types based on what time of day I’m eating them. For instance, if I have them for breakfast I will make them higher in fat (use a whole egg in the mix and top with some sort of fun peanut/almond/cashew butter) to keep me full while I work all morning.
If they are a post-training refuel then I will make them low fat (using egg whites) and higher carb (add bananas, granola, chocolate, cookies, etc). Post-training is probably my favorite time to eat these because I either 1) just had my body and soul crushed, in which case waffles cheer me up, or 2) I had an awesome session, in which case I want to freakin celebrate–with food of course. Either way, these tasty pancakes with abs are always there for me, you know?

I can also make nearly-zero-carb “prep waffles” when I’m a week out from a meet and have to make weight. Not nearly as much culinary fun on those, but my point is I always find a way to make waffles happen in my life, regardless of whether I’m on a macro budget or not.

You see? Waffles. Every day. For every occasion. It’s the perfect food.

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Thanks to the fantastic humans at Better Body Foods, I was surprised with a huge tub of PBfit Powdered Peanut Butter, among other goodies, so I dedicate this first waffle post to them, and, of course, the love of all things peanut butter-related.

This recipe is an example of a variation I would eat post-training. Just one variation of, oh, about 500? I appreciate having choices.

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Note: for a more “traditional” waffle consistency, I recommend using a whole egg instead of just the whites. I am sensitive to the yolks, which is why I usually use just the whites.