Fudgy Brownie Batter Protein Bars
Yields: 6 bars
 
These healthy, protein-packed snack bars taste like fudgy brownies! They’re great for mid-morning and afternoon snacks or curbing any chocolate cravings. The bars will stay fresh for at least 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Line a 9x5” loaf pan with parchment paper. (See photo in blog post above.)
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, Truvia, stevia, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, cashew milk, and vanilla. Add in the coconut flour mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Fold in half of the chocolate chips.
  3. Press the mixture into the prepared pan using a spatula, and gently press the remaining chocolate chips into the top. Chill for at least 3 hours before slicing into bars.
Notes: This recipe was specifically designed for soy protein powder. Most protein powders behave differently, especially when it comes to absorbing moisture. If you substitute a different plant-based protein powder, you may need to add more protein powder if the dough is too wet OR more milk if the dough is too dry. Do not substitute whey-based protein powder; the bars will not set.

Any sweetener may be substituted in place of the Truvia and SweetLeaf. You may need to adjust the amounts to taste. If using a highly different amount, you may need to adjust the amount of coconut flour or protein powder if the dough is too wet OR more milk if the dough is too dry.

Any milk may be substituted for the cashew milk.

For more tips and answers to all other questions, including substitutions, see my Protein Powder Recipes: Tips & FAQ page.

{gluten-free, vegan, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, high protein, sugar-free}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/08/31/fudgy-brownie-batter-protein-bars/