These Protein Easter Egg Nests are fun, festive, and *almost* too pretty to eat. But... we can't resist the combination of pretzel, chocolate, peanut butter, and robin egg whoppers! These nests are quite large (think big cookie) and quite satisfying thanks to the added protein. They're also relatively low in fat and sugar making them a healthier treat.
NOTES: We used sugar free Lily's chocolate but you can use any dark chocolate you have access too. You can also use Fiber One twigs cereal or crisp chow mein noodles instead of the pretzels, or jelly beans or Reese's mini eggs instead of the robin egg whoppers.
Protein Easter Egg Nests
Makes 6 servings
5 oz. extra thin pretzel sticks, crumbled (or Fiber One twigs cereal)
2 oz. sugar free dark chocolate
2 oz. creamy peanut butter
2 oz. unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops (70g) Metabolic Nutrition Protizyme in Chocolate Cake
18 pieces mini robin eggs candy
Measure out extra thin pretzel sticks or use fiber one twigs cereal into a medium mixing bowl.
Melt sugar free dark chocolate and peanut butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, then whisk in milk until smooth.
Pour over pretzels and fold with a spatula to combine.
Add protein powder and continue mixing until no dry powder remains.
Using two tablespoons at a time, form circular nest shapes and set them on a sheet or plate lined with parchment or wax paper.
Press three eggs into each "nest" then place in the fridge to chill for 20-30 minutes.
Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container up to one week.
Calories (per nest, with optionals): 243kcal, Fat: 10.6g, Sat fat: 1.6g, Carbs: 30g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 14g, Sodium: 463mg