Growing up, I was a serious Saturday Night Live fanatic. I watched every Saturday night (I was grounded a lot so not much else to do) and watched reruns on Comedy Central. My favorite seasons were early 90’s ones with Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Adam Sandler-the whole crew, and later 90’s with Will Ferrel, Molly Shannon, etc. Both of those casts were just awesome. Every episode was hilarious.
You can imagine my excitement when I found a recipe inspired by one of the SNL sketches from the late 90’s-Schweddy Balls. This sketch is pretty classic: a holiday recipe special on NPR with a guest named Pete Schweddy (Alec Baldwin-always great on SNL) who has a remarkable family recipe for balls…..he calls them, you guessed it, Schweddy Balls. Here’s the insanely funny video:
I was inspired by a recipe from the Fitnessista’s blog. Here are the ingredients I used:
- 2 tbsp. of chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp. of peanut butter-I microwaved it a little first so it was easier to blend
- 2 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
- a little less than 1 tbsp. of maple syrup
- a couple dark chocolate chips for 2 of the balls
First, I mixed the dry ingredients.
Next, I added the melted peanut butter and maple syrup.
Mix it all together…
I stuck a few chocolate chips in 2 of them. Overall, this recipe yields 4 balls. Next time I think I’ll double or triple the recipe. I’ll also maybe add some dried fruit or nuts.
Pete Schweddy would be proud…
These turned out really good!! I will definitely be making them again soon-especially since I’m sure they’ll be gone by the end of the day. You can’t taste the protein powder at all which is why I like them. I expected that kind of chalky protein taste…but wasn’t there!!
I guess Pete was right….no one can resist his Schweddy balls!