Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate

Sinfully Healthy Desserts.

Category: Bars, Brownies, Fudge & Truffles (page 1 of 9)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

 

If you are like me, you probably prefer to eat chocolate chip cookies before they are cooked, in their raw  delicious, natural form. This edible cookie dough recipe is not only healthy and high in protein, it takes just five minutes to make!

 


This recipe is very similar some previous cookie dough recipes and every so often I like to revamped and tweak them a bit. I’m on a quest to perfect this cookie dough! And I think I may have done it this time!

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: dessert

Yield: 9 servings

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 111

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Healthy cookie dough that's completely safe to eat!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • 1/4 c Truvia or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter, vanilla extract and almond milk together, whisking until smooth.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flours, protein powder and Truvia. Add the butter mixture to your dry ingredients and stir using a fork until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Press dough into the bottom of a small pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting into bite sized pieces and devouring.

Notes

Cookie dough tastes best if stored in the freezer

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bites/

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

 

This super dense and extremely fudgy healthy chocolate hazelnut brownie bars are made vegan, gluten-free and paleo friendly!

 


 

Here’s a delicious and healthy recipe that’s unbelievably satisfying and made using the most amazing chocolate hazelnut spread I have ever had in my life.  Nuts ‘N More just released this Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and I think I’m in love–I might even change my blog name to Hazelnut Plus Chocolate.

 

 

 

Who says ice cream and Netflix is the best way to spend a Friday night? Oh right, I did just a few days ago. Well things have changed since making these brownies. My new Friday night (as of tonight) consists of watching Friends reruns and snacking on these chocolate hazelnut delights! I just can’t get enough.

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

Category: Dessert

Yield: 9 pieces of Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

This healthy chocolate hazelnut brownie bar recipe is so delicious you can't just have one! Vegan, Gluten-free and paleo friendly!

Ingredients

    Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder, I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp special dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cocoa hazelnut spread Nuts 'N More
  • 3 tbsp chia seed oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c hazelnuts, chopped
    Chocolate Ganache
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbsp coconut oi, melted
  • 1 tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the flax and water into a small bowl and stir until combined and set aside for 5 minutes to set.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Add in remaining ingredients and beat until a dough forms. At this point I placed the ingredients into my mixer and used a paddle attachment to mix until a dough formed.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 11-12 minutes--don't over bake. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. While the brownies are cooling, place all ganache ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high in 5 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
  6. Pour chocolate over brownies and top with more chopped hazelnuts and cocao nibs if desired.
  7. Place the brownies into the freezer for 1 hour before cutting into bars and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-hazelnut-brownie-bars-vegan-gluten-free-paleo/

 

Healthy Deep Dish Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Pie

Healthy Deep Dish Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Pie–I know, it’s a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every single bite!!!

 

 


This cookie pie might just be the most delicious “healthy” dessert that I’ve ever made. I put “healthy” in quotations because yes, this cookie pie is made with mostly whole food ingredients, it also contains chocolate, peanut butter chips and marshmallows which aren’t harmful in moderation.

 

Speaking of moderation, once you try a piece of this pie, all moderation goes right out door!

 

 

 

Look at the height on that cookie pie! I think I might have added too much baking powder… Whatever… I’m totally into it!

 

 

 

Stuffed inside this giant cookie are lots of mini marshmallows!  🙂

 

 

And of course, I used PEScience Select Protein! Their Peanut Butter Cookie flavor is to die for and fit well in this recipe. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using my code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website PEScience.com

 

 

Healthy Deep Dish Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Category: dessert, snack

Yield: About 9 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 23g

Protein per serving: 11g

Healthy Deep Dish Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Pie

Deep Deep Dish Healthy S'mores Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pie made using lots of nutritional ingredients and few other good things!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 1/2 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More )
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Select 30% OFF code PBCHOCO )
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 c mini marshmallows (I used Dandies)
  • *Optional marshmallow fluff for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a small iron skillet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Place flour, protein, sweetener, baking soda and baking powder into a mixer and mix until combined. Add in the peanut butter and eggs and continue mixing until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
  3. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the skillet. Place the mini marshmallows over the dough and cover with remaining dough.
  4. Bake the cookie pie for 13-15 minutes. Let cool before serving.
  5. Best if served chilled.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-deep-dish-peanut-butter-smores-cookie-pie/

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Raspberry Crispy Granola Bars

 

Healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Raspberry Brown Rice Crispy Nut Butter Granola Bars made vegan, high protein and no baking necessary!

 


 

These granola bars are made using some of my favorite ingredients: Oats, Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal, Nut Butter, Protein Powder, Freeze Dried Raspberries and of course Chocolate!

 

 

 

My favorite kind of snacks are ones that I can take with me on the go and trust me, you are going to love these!

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Raspberry Crispy Granola Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: snack

Yield: 8 Bars

Serving Size: 1 Bar

Healthy Chocolate Chip Raspberry Crispy Granola Bars

Super Healthy, High Protein, Chocolate Chip, Raspberry, Granola, Crispy Bars--A Perfect No-Bake Snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 c brown rice cereal Erewhon
  • 1/3 c nut butter of choice (I used all natural peanut butter)
  • 1/3 c + 2 tbsp all natural sugar-free maple syrup
  • 32g vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 c freeze dried raspberries
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave bowl safe bowl, gently warm the nut butter and the maple syrup together for 10 second and stir until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl stir together the oats, cereal and protein and then add the nut butter/syrup mix and stir until all dry ingredients are coated. Fold in the chocolate chips and freeze dried raspberries.
  4. Press mix evenly into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into 8 bars and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-raspberry-crispy-granola-bars/

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

 

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies made vegan, gluten-free and made using only 6 ingredients!

 


 

I would probably say about 98% of all the recipes I pin on Pinterest never get made or even get a second look at but there was one recipe I stumbled on a few weeks ago and I just couldn’t get it out of my head.  Today, I finally decided to make this recipe–kind of. I changed it up a bit and since my scale was suddenly broken when I went to measure my ingredients (the original recipe is listed in grams) I had to just wing it. And for winging it, I have to say these tasty treats turned out pretty amazing. So amazing that I ate two before I went to the gym and two right when I got home from the gym! I hope to control myself for the rest of the evening.

 

 

The original recipe that I adapted mine from was found on Fanny The Foodie blog along with a million other delicious looking recipes that I hope to try soon!  She called hers “Healthy Lamington Bites” and as cool as that sounds, I don’t know what the heck that is! Until the day I travel to Australia and have a lamington bite for myself, I’ll call them Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies. 🙂

 

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select protein in this recipe. Get 30% off all products using code PBCHOCO.

 

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Category: dessert, snack

Yield: 9 Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Serving Size: 1 Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candy

Calories per serving: 170

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 27g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c gluten-free oats
  • 9 medjool dates, pitted
  • 32g vanilla protein
  • 1/3 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 c unsweetened desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, dates and protein powder into a food processor or high performing blender and blitz until a large dough ball forms.
  2. Using your hands, press the dough into a square about 5x5" and be sure it's evenly flat.
  3. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes while you melt your chocolate and coconut oil together. Place the desiccated coconut into a shallow bowl and set a side.
  4. Remove dough from the freezer and cut into 9 evenly sized squares. Dip each square into the chocolate using a fork and let the excess chocolate drip off before placing the chocolate covered square into the desiccated coconut, rolling it around until it's completely covered. Once all the squares are coated in chocolate and covered in coconut, place them in the freezer for 20 minutes for chocolate to set before serving.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool place.

Notes

For paleo sub coconut flour for the oats.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-coconut-covered-date-candies/

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein! Whew… That title is  a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every delicious word.

 


 

I just got back from a weekend Bachelorette party in Vegas and I ate anything and everything while I was there. Naturally, when I got home I was craving some chocolate and cookie dough (seriously, what is wrong with me?).

 

 

First layer: super dense protein brownies.

Second layer: fudge.

Third layer: cookie dough.

 

 

I used PEScience Select Protein in the brownie layer and the cookie dough layer of these brownies. You can get 30% off your entire order using code PBCHOCO on their website. Vegan powders are also available!

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes

Category: Dessert

Yield: 9 Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein!

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 1/4 c plus 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    Fudge Layer
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips (dairy free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp confectioner's sweetener (I used Swerve)
    Cookie Dough Balls
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter, slightly warmed not melted
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax meal and water and then set aside.
  3. Place all dry brownie layer ingredients into a mixer and stir until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and stir using a paddle attachment. Add the flax/water mix and continue mixing until a dough forms. If brownie dough is too dry, add another tablespoon of pumpkin puree.
  4. Press the brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Don't over bake and let cool.
  5. While brownies are cooling, stir together all cookie dough ingredients (besides chocolate chips) until a dough forms. If dough is too dry and crumbly, add another tablespoon of water.
  6. Separate cookie dough into 24 evenly sized balls and set them aside.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Once melted, stir in sugar-free maple syrup and confectioner's sugar replacement. Chocolate will be very sticky at this point. Spread chocolate evenly over the brownie layer then top with cookie dough balls.
  8. Place brownies into the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-fudge-layered-brownies-made-gluten-free-vegan-and-high-protein/

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars

 

Rich, decadent and super healthy chocolate chip cookie bars topped with coconut oil fudge and all natural mini marshmallows.

 


 

What do you do when you are craving cookies, fudge brownies and s’mores and can’t decide what to make yourself? You solve all your problems by combining all your favorite desserts into the most delicious treat ever made!

 

 

First layer: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars that basically just taste like cookie dough!

Second layer: The richest dairy free fudge you will ever have made using only 3 ingredients.

Third layer: All natural mini marshmallows and cocao nibs for an extra crunch!

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars

Category: dessert

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars

Ingredients

    Cookie Layer
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 c granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free mini chocolate chips
    Chocolate Fudge Layer
  • 1/2 c sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, room temperature
    Toppings
  • 1/2 c all natural mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp cocao nibs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a loaf pan or a small 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the flours, protein, granulated sweetener, baking soda and baking powder into a mixer and stir until combined. Add in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and then continue mixing (paddle attachment works best). Add in the egg and egg yolk and mix until a dough forms. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Don't over bake or the bars will be more cake like. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. While the cookie layer is cooling, prepare your chocolate layer by placing the coconut oil and maple syrup into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add cocoa powder and continue blending, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
  5. Pour the chocolate evenly over the cookie layer. Top with mini marshmallows and cocao nibs.
  6. Place the bars into the freezer for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 12 evenly sized squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-smores-bars/

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Bars

 

 

These super decadent blueberry chocolate fudge bars are made healthy using whole food ingredients! Did I mention they are vegan, gluten-free and paleo? This way everyone can enjoy them! 🙂


 

 

The blueberry bars are topped with a super fudgy frosting made using only a few ingredients and magically comes together in seconds! This fudge frosting is a recipe you can reuse again and again!

 

 

Although fresh blueberries are delicious, I used freeze dried blueberries for this recipe. I found them at Trader Joe’s for a reasonable price.

 

 

I sprinkled these bad boys with more crushed freeze dried blueberries. Freeze dried fruit is my new favorite food to bake with. It really gives your treats a pop of color (and flavor!) check out my Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Topped with Freeze Dried Strawberries for more freeze dried goodness!

 

 

It literally took all my will power not to eat this entire stack… THEY ARE SO GOOD THOUGH.

 

 

Of course, as always I used PEScience protein powder in this recipe (vegan powders available). Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout.

 

 

Blueberries and Chocolate are match made in heaven! This recipe has quickly become a favorite.

 

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 9 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bars

Serving Size: 1 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bar

Calories per serving: 202

Fat per serving: 15g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

A Berry-Delicious Chocolate Fudge Treat Made Healthy!

Ingredients

    Blueberry Bars
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar replacement (Swerve)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (Better Body Foods)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c freeze dried blueberries (not dehydrated)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    Fudge Frosting
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup or
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free confectioners sugar (Swerve)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the freeze dried berries into a food processor until a powder forms. Add the remaining dry ingredients (flours, protein powder, sugar, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and applesauce and continue blending until all ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms.
  4. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Stir in maple syrup and then powder sugar until a frosting forms.
  6. Spread frosting evenly over blueberry layer. Top with freeze dried blueberry crumbles if desired and place in the freezer for 15 minutes for chocolate to set. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

All sugar-free ingredients can be replaced with it's full sugar versions, however, nutrition facts will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blueberry-chocolate-fudge-bars/

Healthy Chocolate Chip Marble Cake

 

Healthy High Protein Chocolate Chip Marble Cake Bars made using whole food ingredients and PEScience protein powder.

 


 

After a long Sunday, my boyfriend and I decided to take it easy and order a pizza for dinner. I know, I know, it goes against like everything I stand for. But pizza is life and everyone deserves it every now and then! 😉

 

So I’m ordering pizza online from Dominos when I see the most delicious looking marble cookie brownies being advertised for dessert. I knew instantly what my next baking venture would be. Today I set out to make a healthy version of those brownies. Instead, my “brownies” came out looking more like “cake” which is totally fine because who doesn’t love cake??

 

 

I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake in this recipe and it made these cake bars extra sweet without adding all the extra sugar! Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at www.pescience.com

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Marble Cake Bars

Yield: 9 Cake Bars

Serving Size: 1 Bar

Calories per serving: 171

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 7g

Healthy Chocolate Chip Marble Cake Bars

A healthy decadent chocolate chip marble cake made using whole food ingredients and protein powder!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c brown rice flour or gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Truvia or coconut sugar
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8" pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours, Truvia, baking soda and powder into a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Pour the flour mix into a mixer. Add the egg, egg yolk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup applesauce. Beat until everything is incorporated and you have a thick batter. Scoop out 1/2 cup of the batter, fold in chocolate chips and set a side.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, protein powder and 1/4 cup applesauce to the remaining batter and beat until smooth. Spread chocolate batter into the bottom of the prepared pan using a rubber spatula (it helps if you wet it slightly first to prevent sticking).
  4. Use a cookie scoop to drop dollops of the chocolate chip batter over the chocolate layer until you have used it all. Mine was 5 scoops. Use a knife to swirl the batters together.
  5. Bake for 17-19 minutes.
  6. Let cool before cutting into 9 bars and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-marble-cake/

Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

 

 

Uber fudgy brownies made using whole food ingredients, protein powder and then topped with date caramel and healthy protein packed cookie dough!


 

 

I was talking to a friend the other day and it got me thinking about sweets and how I haven’t gone a day without dessert in, I can’t even remember how long. My sweet tooth really has no bounds. Thank goodness for all of my healthy alternative desserts. 🙂

 

 

I’m still having a tough time trying to come up with a healthy version of caramel so if you guys have any recipes, please send them my way. For now, a simple date caramel tastes amazing!

 

 

I always use PEScience Select protein powders because the quality is truly incomparable especially when it comes to baking. I’ve tried many brands on the market and PEScience is one of the few that won’t leave your baked goods tasting bland or chewy.

 

I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake flavor for the brownie layer and Gourmet Vanilla flavor for the cookie dough layer. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout at pescience.com 

 

 

Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

Yield: 10 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 227

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 27g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

Extra Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Layered with Date Caramel and Topped with Healthy Protein Packed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Truvia or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
    Date Caramel
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 c water
    Cookie Dough Layer
  • 3/4 c brown rice flour
  • 48g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp Trivia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 3 tbsp light butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dry brownie layer ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined. Pour your dry ingredients into a mixer and add remaining ingredients and beat until combined and you have worked out all clumps. The batter will be very thick.
  3. Press brownie batter evenly into the bottom of the loaf pan. Bake for 8 minutes and let cool.
  4. While the brownie layer is cooling, place all date caramel ingredients into a food processor until smooth. Spread date caramel over brownie layer.
  5. Place all dry cookie dough ingredients into a mixer. Add room temperature butter and 3 tablespoons water. Mix using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. If dough is too thick to spread, add another tablespoon of water. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread cookie dough layer over caramel layer using a rubber spatula. Wetting the rubber spatula first will help to prevent sticking.
  7. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours before cutting into 10 pieces and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cookie-dough-date-caramel-brownies/

 

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