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Category: Bars, Brownies, Fudge & Truffles (page 2 of 9)

Healthy Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

I have about a hundred different brownie recipes up my sleeve and most of them consist of some secret ingredient like beans or a banana  (which I’m not hating on because I do love a good black bean brownie) but it is nice to have a dense brownie that I don’t have to blend before baking – something more traditional…

 


 

I have made this recipe a few times using different flavored proteins to sweeten the brownies (and obviously to add extra protein)  and guess what? They all worked out perfectly! If you don’t have a chocolate flavored protein, that’s okay because vanilla or peanut butter flavor will work just as nicely!

 

 

I highly recommend dipping your brownies in peanut butter… just trust!

 

Healthy Super Dense Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

Yield: 9 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 108

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Super Dense Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

Super dense 108 calorie brownies made healthy with no oil or added sugar!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened special dark cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs, whole
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in all wet ingredients until completely incorporated. Batter should be very thick - almost dough like.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Press evenly into the pan and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. For better tasting brownies, place brownies in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-dark-chocolate-brownies-no-added-sugar-high-protein/

 

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Today is one of my favorite days of the year – National Cookie Day!

 

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Who says cookies have to be round? I prefer them in rectangles that are perfect for dipping!

 

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These chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are healthy, gluten-free, paleo and made with no added sugar! Win!

 

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Dunk away because these cookies are only 90 calories each!

 

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Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Yield: 10 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 90

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 5g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Deliciously healthy chocolate dipped shortbread cookies with almonds. Paleo and Gluten-Free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 30g sugar-free chocolate, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp. slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with non-stick spray. I used a glass dish about 6x6 inches.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, protein, desiccated coconut, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and almond milk.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of your baking dish.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cut the shortbread into 10 evenly sized rectangles.
  7. Place rectangles on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool.
  9. Once cooled, dip cookies in melted chocolate and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-dipped-almond-shortbread-cookie-dunkers/

 

Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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I made these bars using coconut flour, almond flour and protein powder. The finished product is absolutely delicious, however, my boyfriend immediately asked me if it was suppose to be a coconut flavored bar.


 

Maybe, I’ve just been baking with coconut flour for so long that it doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor to me. On that note, if you aren’t an avid coconut flour user try subbing the coconut flour for oat flour and you will get a more neutral taste.

 

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As for peanut butter, I couldn’t think of any other flavor to use for these bars other than Nuts ‘N More Birthday Cake. Any natural peanut butter work just fine in this recipe.

 

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PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein powder tastes like straight up ice cream in powder form. That’s why it’s my absolute favorite flavor of PEScience Selects to bake with. It will sweeten anything up with adding all the sugar. You can get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 9 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 116

Carbs per serving: 11g

Protein per serving: 7g

Sugar per serving: 5g

Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

High protein, healthy, white chocolate peanut butter bars.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c almond flour
  • 1/3 c coconut flour or oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's brand)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • optional: sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours and protein powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. If mixture is too tough to mix smoothly, place in the microwave for 5-8 seconds and continue stirring.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  6. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 9 squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-white-chocolate-peanut-butter-bars/

 

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Got five minutes?

 

Because that’s all the time you need to make these super healthy Snowball Brownie Bites!


 

No oven required – my kind of treat!

 

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Did I mention that these brownie bites have no added sugar? That’s right! I sweetened these using only my favorite protein powder PEScience! And PEScience carries vegan protein powders!!! YAY! You can get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO!

 

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Yield: 16 Bite Sized Snow Ball Brownies

Serving Size: 1 Brownie Bite

Calories per serving: 44

Fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

No-bake, high protein, gluten-free snowball brownie bites made in under 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)*
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 32g (I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)*
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • vanilla protein powder for coating (I used Gourmet Vanilla PEScience)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together protein powder, oat flour and cocoa powder.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Gently melt peanut butter in the microwave if necessary.
  3. Use a fork to mix your wet and dry ingredients together until a dough forms.
  4. Separate dough into 16 evenly sized balls.
  5. Roll balls in vanilla protein powder.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

*For paleo use almond flour and almond butter

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-no-bake-snowball-protein-brownie-bites-vegan-gluten-free-paleo-option/

 

Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

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Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 5 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 159

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 7g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Super easy, all-natural, homemade peanut butter cups using creamy powdered peanut butter and sugar-free chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (vegan if necessary)
  • 1/2 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • peanuts for topping

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips, stirring every 10 seconds until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the powdered peanut butter, protein powder, melted coconut oil and room temperature water until fluffy.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of chocolate into the bottom of 5 cupcake liners.
  4. Spoon about 2 tablespoon of the peanut butter over the chocolate.
  5. Top with another tablespoon of chocolate and then another tablespoon of peanut butter.
  6. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  7. Place in the freezer for 1 hour before serving.
  8. Store in the freezer and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-protein-peanut-butter-cups/

Healthy Maple Walnut Blondies

I have had this gigantic bag of walnuts sitting in my cabinet for what feels like years now. Okay, it’s probably been like two weeks but as a recipe creator and food blogger, your cabinets fill up with food rather quickly and can become a cluttered mess if you aren’t constantly using up your ingredients.

 

What better way to use up all of my walnuts than to make healthy blondies with no refined sugar or palm oil. These blondies can be made sugar free for those who have to watch their sugar intake, gluten free and are totally vegan!


 

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I feel like maple is such an underrated flavor. I miss the old days at Starbucks when they had maple walnut scones and I can’t wait for the day that they finally come out with a maple flavored latte! *drooling*

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I used PEScience Select Whey protein powder. For VEGAN use their vegan powders and get 30% off all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO!

 

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Healthy Maple Walnut Blondies

Yield: 9 blondies

Serving Size: 1 blondie

Calories per serving: 154

Fat per serving: 10g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Maple Walnut Blondies

Dense, moist and absolutely delicious maple blondies loaded with walnuts and still unbelievably healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c liquid coconut oil
  • 1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk or cashew milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 c chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients (oat flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the liquid coconut oil (measure oil after melting), maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and mix using a fork.
  4. Stir in almond milk.
  5. Fold in walnuts.
  6. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your baking pan.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool before cutting into 9 pieces and serving.
  8. Enjoy!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-maple-walnut-blondies/

 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Protein Bars

It’s no secret; I love peanut butter and chocolate.

 

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Don’t tell anyone but it’s a nice change from all the pumpkin recipes I’ve been pumping out lately. See what I did there?

 

The other day I stumbled on a great Instagram account @eatingbrofood (you should go follow her) and she posted a protein bar recipe that she made in her food processor and I was absolutely dumb founded. Why I have never thought to put any of my simple protein bar recipes into a food processor is beyond me! Have you ever tried to hand mix peanut butter, whey protein and sticky syrup to make a protein bar? It’s not easy and requires a little more effort than one would think. Her simple idea got me so excited that I had to make protein bars right away.

 

Behold, peanut butter (because duh!) protein bars topped with peanut peanuts and sugar free chocolate.

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I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein Powder but I would also recommend PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Yield: 6 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 296

Fat per serving: 14g

Carbs per serving: 25g

Protein per serving: 20g

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Sugar-Free peanut butter protein bar layered with peanuts and covered in decadent chocolate. A perfect high protein treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/2 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 1/2 c sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2/3 c oat flour
  • 1/3 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 1/4 c unsalted dry roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Place protein, peanut butter, maple syrup and oat flour in a food processor until a dough forms. Stop and scrape the sides as needed.
  2. Separate dough into 6 evenly sized pieces and shape them into bars.
  3. Top bars with peanuts and melted chocolate.
  4. Place in the freezer for minutes before serving.
  5. Store in the freezer. Remove for 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-protein-bars/

 

No Bake Coconut Brownie Energy Bites

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PALEO – GLUTEN FREE – VEGAN – HIGH PROTEIN

I’ve been a bit obsessed with my food processor lately or maybe I’ve just been enjoying not having to turn on my oven to create delicious and healthy treats!

I made these super healthy Coconut Brownie Energy Bites and it only took me about ten minutes from start to finish.

Try not to eat these all in one sitting. It’ll be tempting, trust me!


 

 

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I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake whey protein powder and it complimented this recipe very nicely. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their website and they have VEGAN protein as well! Yay!

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No Bake Coconut Brownie Energy Bites

Yield: 9 Energy Bites

Serving Size: 1 Energy Bite

Calories per serving: 92

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 14g

Protein per serving: 4g

No Bake Coconut Brownie Energy Bites

No Bake decadent high protein energy bites covered in desiccated coconut. A simple treat everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c raw almonds
  • 1/2 c dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake)
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or all natural sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened desiccated coconut plus more for rolling
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Before beginning, be sure your dates are fresh and soft. If your dates aren't soft, you can soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  2. Once your dates are soft, cut them in half and remove the pits. Chop them into smaller pieces.
  3. Place all of your ingredients into a food processor or high performing blender.
  4. Blend on high until ingredients start to form a ball.
  5. Separate your mixture into 9 evenly sized balls. It helps if your hands are just slightly wet when rolling.
  6. Roll your brownie balls in your extra desiccated coconut until completely covered.
  7. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to use vegan protein powder or sub with coconut flour for vegan or paleo.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/no-bake-coconut-brownie-energy-bites/

 

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

When it’s not your birthday but you want cake, you toss a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and hope for the best. At least that’s what I do. Just kidding, there is some method to my madness but in this case there was a lot of luck involved.

I don’t always get so lucky and have my creations turn out perfectly on the first try. These truffles are pretty darn close to perfect.

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These tasty little bites will satisfy every sweet tooth!

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I used Leaner Creamer to sweeten my truffles. If you can’t find Leaner Creamer you can replace this with coconut sugar or a baking stevia.

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I used PEScience Select Gourmet Vanilla protein powder because it tastes like if an ice cream cone and a cupcake had a baby in powdered form. Get 30% off use code PBCHOCO.

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

Yield: 7 truffles

Serving Size: 1 truffle

Calories per serving: 105

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

Healthy little bites of cake batter that will satisfy any sweet tooth!

Ingredients

    Truffles
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener (I used Leaner Creamer, see notes for substitutions)
  • 1.5 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • sprinkles
    Vanilla Coating
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener (I used Leaner Creamer, see notes for substitutions)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together your protein, coconut flour and sweetener.
  2. Stir in melted coconut oil and syrup.
  3. Stir in almond milk, you may need to add a half tablespoon more depending on the type of protein you use. You don't want your dough to be too thick or too dry. Think cookie dough.
  4. Separate your dough into 7 evenly sized balls and place them in the freezer for 5 minutes while you prepare your coating.
  5. For the coating, mix together the protein powder, sweetener and warm water. Stir in your coconut oil until complete incorporated. Be sure to add the coconut oil last or the consistency will not be correct.
  6. Remove truffles from the freezer and dip each on the coating using a fork. Let the excess drip before placing on a piece of parchment paper.
  7. Garnish with sprinkles if desired.
  8. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Best if stored in the freezer and then thawed a few minutes before consuming.

Notes

You may replace the Leaner Creamer sweetener with coconut sugar, baking truvia or baking stevia, macros will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cake-batter-protein-truffles/

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

If you follow me on Instagram (@peanutbutterpluschocolate), you probably already know that I love protein bars. I would even goes as far as to say that I am a bit obsessed with them.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I went an entire day without eating a protein bar, whether it be one I’ve made myself or a store bought one. Maybe I have a problem?

If you have a protein bar habit like mine, then you already know how expensive it can get. Most good quality protein bars are close to three dollars a bar which can really put a dent in your wallet (but totally worth it). Making your own bars can save you money and a trip to GNC.

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For obvious reasons I chose to make these bars peanut butter and chocolate chip flavored and used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Select protein powder (30% off code PBCHOCO) but you can use any whey protein for different flavor combinations. I’m sure Snickerdoodle or Gourmet Vanilla protein powders would also taste amazing!

 

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I love protein bars!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Yield: 8 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 115

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 7g

Protein per serving: 9g

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 2 scoops protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. liquid coconut oil (if using solid coconut oil, measure after melting)
  • 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together your protein, coconut flour and powdered peanut butter.
  2. Add your coconut oil and mix using a fork.
  3. Stir in almond milk until a dough forms. You may want to use your hands for mixing.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Roll your dough into a ball and press evenly into a pan lined with parchment paper about 8x8 inches and press it flat.
  6. Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before cutting into 8 bars and serving.
  7. Store in a cool place. (I personally think they taste best from the freezer)
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-protein-bars/

 

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