Fudge Brownie Protein Bars

All we have to say is…YUM!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 3 tbsp dutch or regular cocoa powder
  • 7 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup agave or honey
  • 3 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate or carob chips (Not optional; omit at your own risk.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8×8 square pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top.
  4. Bake 16 minutes. They will still look underdone when you take them from the oven, but this is okay! Let cool, then pat down with a pancake spatula. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. The bars will have firmed up and are now ready to cut and eat. Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 10 bars.

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