Vegan chocolate cookie dough protein bars

One thing which i feel is missing on the market is good vegan protein bars. Or maybe it is just here inn Sweden. But either the snack/proteinbars are made from fruits and nuts or they are dry as cardboard….. or the good ones are incredibly expensive.

Of course proteinbars are just a fancy candybar the majority of times. But they are a rather good on the go snack.

I do plan to post a nutritional post with focus on proteinbars. As there is a whole bunch of mmarketing when it comes to proteinbars and many aren’t as great as you may think!

So i decided to try make my own. With a base of simple ingredients and foods you may already have at home!!! These were so easy to make and the added sea salt made such a difference!

These work great as a snack or dessert and great to have with you to school or work!

If you have 20 minutes over…. make these.

Variations:

Add some vanilla protein powder to the mix for increased protein.

You can skip the maple syrup and use dates instead.

You can swap peanut butter for tahini or another nut butter.

You can use stevia sweetened chocolate if you want to minimize the sugar content.

Recipe:

makes about 16 squares

240g chickpeas

140g oats

2tbsp peanut butter

2-3 tbsp maple syrup or 2-3 fresh dates

250g chocolate (1/2 melted, 1/2 diced)

Sea salt

Optional, add some protein powder

Also optional, make a caramel sauce and place ontop of the cookie dough base before adding the chocolate

How to:

In a food processor add the oats, chickpeas, maple syrup, pinch of salt and peanut butter. Mix until smooth.

Chop half of the chocolate into pieces. Mx into the “cookie dough”. Place the cookie dough into a baking form and spread out evenly.

Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

In the mean time melt the chocolate on a waterbath.

Take the cookie dough out of the freezer, spred the melted chocolate on top to make an even coating. Top with some seasalt. Place in the fridge for an hour. Then once set, chop into desired pieces. Eat and enjoy!

Nutrition:

The nutrition will vary based on which ingredients you use as well as what type of chocolate and sweetener you use.

Each square has around 150kcal, 3.5g protein (if you add protein powder the protein amount will increase!). 17.7g fat and 6.9g fat.

These make for a great snack 🙌🙌

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