1 - 16oz, Jar of Roasted Almond Butter, organic brand if possible
2 Scoops (½ Cup) American Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Cups of Fresh Shredded Coconut or 3 Cups of Dried Unsweetened Coconut
FRESH COCONUT :
1. Mix all ingredients together. As it combines and thickens, you can knead it like bread.
2. Roll into small balls and roll these in shredded coconut if desired.
3. Cover and refrigerate.
1. Blend the 3 Cups of dried coconut on high speed in the blender.
2. Mix all ingredients together. There will be a difference in the texture. This combination when using the dried coconut will be more of a gooey mass and not able to roll in any shape. So, just put in a pan like you would fudge and refrigerate. You will be amazed as this gets cold, it will turn into the same texture and hardness as fudge. Cut just as you would fudge. This has to be kept cold. If it comes to room temperature, it will again turn into a gooey mass or spread texture. (This could also be used as a spread or as a frosting on cake or cupcakes).
*The American Whey is cold filtered ion-exchanged whey protein isolate with a profile of 18 amino acids sweetened with stevia. This product is used to build lean muscle mass. I use it in this recipe to add nutritional punch.