No bake chocolate protein bars
- 1/2 cup of beans from a can (rinsed to get rid of the can’s liquid. I used white beans but almost any kind of beans will do)
- 1/4 cup vanilla casein protein (casein protein is slightly better than whey protein in this recipe to get an ‘elastic’ smooth texture ; but you can substitute it with whey protein, the dough is just going to be a bit drier)
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (substitute coconut milk with almond milk to lower fat content.)
- drops of flavorings of your choice (optional)
Directions: Blend everything together in a food processor. You get a mix with a crumbly consistency. Take the mix out of the food processor and press it together to make a paste and form the bars. You get 3 little bars with the quantities above. Pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes to stiffen up.
Estimated nutrition facts per bar: 181 kcal, 11 g fat, 14 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 13 g of protein.
It would be a nice idea to coat them with dark chocolate to make them look like ‘real’ protein bars but this would add additional calories. And I never keep dark chocolate at home otherwise I’d eat everything in one sitting :)