It’s that time of the year again––when the term “fun-size” starts popping up in office candy bowls around the country along with boxes of orange-frosted doughnuts brought in by a well-meaning co-worker (thanks a lot, well-meaning co-worker!).

But let’s face it––in the long run, those treats typically end up as more of a bodily trick. What’s a health-minded sweet tooth to do?

Meet Chef Geo. He’s the culinary mastermind behind ProTreats (http://protreats.com/). Nice guy. And not just because he can whip up a batch of guilt-free and protein-rich sweet treats on the fly…although that definitely doesn’t hurt. Don’t believe us? Just check out his Instagram (https://instagram.com/protreats) page. See?

We’ve asked him to channel the Halloween spirit and make some spooky treats using our BPI S’mores ISO HD whey protein. It’s the purest form of protein we offer––and because it’s blended with hydrolysates, it’s easily digestible making that pesky whey bloat practically non-existent.

The best part? It’s absolutely filling and provides you with some heavy hitting protein, minus the added sugars and calories. All treat, no tricks

The Base

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of BPI S’mores ISO HD whey protein
  • 1 cup of vanilla almonds
  • 1 cup of dates
  • A dash of vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbs. of coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the above ingredients in a food processor and set aside.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Add a spoonful of the base to each tin and press down with the bottom of a glass to flatten-out the base.

The Topping

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of BPI S’mores ISO HD whey protein
  • 6 Tbs. of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup of fat free cream cheese
  • Zest of an orange
  • 5 Tbs. of zero-calorie pancake syrup
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of fat free cottage cheese

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, blend all of the above ingredients until it reaches a smooth, creamy orange consistency.
  2. Pour the topping onto the cupcake base and place in freezer for 30 minutes to stiffen up before eating.
  3. Scrape some of the orange zest on top of each cupcake and decorate with your favorite Halloween sprinkles.

*Nutrition facts may vary depending upon ingredients used and portion size

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Chef Geo is a member of Team BPI Sports.