I looooove making sweets around the holiday! And, really, any old time of year!
Of course, by now you know that I expect a LOT out of my desserts...
* It CAN’T be loaded with sugar...but it MUST taste sweet
* It MUST have significant protein...but it CAN’T be dry
* It MUST have the delicious flavor of chocolate...but WITHOUT any refined sugar
And most of all, it must taste like another. As in, please pass me another.
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Dessert Bars are the perfect dessert to make and share this holiday season. Make tons! These disappear very quickly...
½ cup unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
½ cup raw, unsalted pepitas
1 cup Pitted Dates
1 (16oz) jar of natural peanut butter
1 (9oz) bag Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chip
1 tablespoon flake sea salt (optional topping)
Line a 9x11 casserole pan with parchment paper.
Place the seeds in a food processor and pulse until fine. Remove and set aside.
Place the dates in the food processor and pulse until creamy.
Add the seed powder, peanut butter and protein powder to the food processor and blend until smooth and fully incorporated. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a lazy man's double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Pour over the bars and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill. Sprinkle with some flaked sea salt. Cut into bars and enjoy!