Chocolate Protein Bars

Save a few dollars over commercial brands by making these yummy bars at home.
Dish Type: healthy snacks Lifestyle: gluten free, nut free, vegetarian



1 1/2 cups black beans drained and rinsed

3 tbsp  cocoa powder

7 tbsp chocolate protein powder (we used Kaizen)

 1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice

3 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup chocolate chips or to liking


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Combine all ingredients except chips in a high-quality food processor, and blend until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into a greased 8×8 square pan. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.

Bake bars for approximately 16 minutes.

They will still look underdone when you take them from the oven.

Refrigerate overnight. The bars will have firmed up and are now ready to cut and eat