If you’ve got a special occasion coming up and not a lot of time on your hands, we’ve got your back with these Ricotta Poundcake Birthday Bites!
These festive little balls of deliciousness only take 10 minutes to prep and an hour in the fridge to chill.
Vanilla Shakeology and ricotta cheese provide that rich, creamy pound cake flavor, with lemon zest for a zingy kick.
For celebratory flair, we rolled these bites in shredded coconut dyed in various colors; you can use as many (or as few!) colors as you desire — it’s your party!
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Pro tip: To make your bites look extra fancy, divide the coconut by the number of food colorings you have and only do one color per bag.
Ricotta Poundcake Birthday Bites
These birthday bites taste just like poundcake! Perfect for a party or any special occasion.
- ¾ cup / 186 g part-skim ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup / 20 g unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2-3 all-natural food coloring
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey or Vanilla Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
Place ricotta cheese in cheesecloth; squeeze to release excess moisture. Set aside.
Place coconut in a small resealable bag (or small bowl); add food coloring. Seal bag and shake until coconut is uniformly colored; pour onto a small plate. Set aside.
Add Shakeology, ricotta cheese, extract, sugar, and lemon peel to a separate small mixing bowl; mix until well combined.
Using clean hands, roll Shakeology mixture into 12 equal balls. Roll each ball in the coconut mixture; place on a plate. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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