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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. ūüôā

 

 

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/

 

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie

 

 


A perfect substitution when you are craving a chocolate covered strawberry is this Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie made using PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein and Frosted Chocolate Cupcake (vegan powders also available) and PESciece Frosted Chocolate Cupcake Protein. Get 30% OFF by using code PBCHOCO on their website.

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies

Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Calories per serving: 151

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 14g

Healthy Chocolate Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie

A Healthy High Protein Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 c frozen banana pieces
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla and Chocolate Frosted Cupcake)
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, 16g protein powder, 3/4 c almond milk and 3 ice cubes in a blender on high until smooth. Pour contents between 2 glasses. Rinse blender and then place the frozen banana, 16g protein, cocoa powder, 3/4 c almond milk and 3 ice cubes into a blender on high until smooth.
  2. Top strawberry smoothie with chocolate banana smoothie and serve immediately.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-strawberry-protein-smoothie/

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

 

I’ve got something a little different for you today but don’t worry I’m still sticking to my usual nutter butter and chocolate madness. Today I made chocolate almond butter (see what I did there) crispy bars and then slathered them in chocolate because whenever I get about 3/4 of the way finished with creating a recipe, I get a little unsure of myself and decided the best course of action is to just top it off with melted chocolate. This strategy usually works out well and in this case in particular it worked out really well!


 

 

In this recipe I used Erewhon’s organic brown rice crispy cereal that’s made gluten-free. I used this brand because it’s USDA organic, non GMO verified and low in sugar and fat.

 

 

I added protein powder to this recipe as per usual, however, it can easily be omitted if you don’t have on hand but keep in mind that the macros will change.

 

 

That crisp though!

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Yield: 8 Crispy Bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 294

Fat per serving: 22g

Carbs per serving: 26g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Healthy Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Crispy Bars Using Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal.

Ingredients

    Crispy Bar
  • 2 c brown rice crispy cereal Erewhon Brand
  • 1/4 c almond butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
  • 32g chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup
    Chocolate
  • 3/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
    Other
  • 1/4 c almond butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set a side.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rice crispy cereal and protein powder.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in 15 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir the almond butter and vanilla into the chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice cereal mix and stir using a large spoon or rubber spatula. Stir until chocolate mixture has completely covered every piece of rice cereal.
  5. Once all the cereal is covered, press the mix evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and cut into 8 bars. Spoon about a half of a tablespoon of almond butter over each bar then place them on wire rack.
  6. Melt 3/4 cup chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Spoon chocolate over each bar until completely covered. Return bars to the freezer for hour before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-double-chocolate-almond-butter-crispy-bars/

 

 

Healthy Shortbread Peanut Butter Cookies Covered in Chocolate (aka Tagalongs)

 

 

It happened again! Today I was at the grocery store when I was stopped on my way out by Girl Scouts and their devil cookies! And by devil cookies I mean the world’s most delicious mass produced shortbread cookie with peanut butter and chocolate on top! Ugh, how are they so good?


 

I couldn’t stop thinking about these cookies so I decided to make my own healthy version of these addicting treats.

 

 

Unlike the traditional Tagalongs, mine are made using only healthy, whole food ingredients and protein powder. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla. Get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website www.pescience.com 

 

 

 

Healthy Shortbread Peanut Butter Cookies Covered in Chocolate (aka Tagalongs)

Yield: 20-22 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 73

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 3g

Protein per serving: 3g

Healthy Shortbread Cookies Topped with Sweet Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate (aka Tagalongs) Made Healthy, Gluten-Free and Vegan.

Ingredients

    Shortbread Cookie
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp. warm water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
    Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/4 c natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia
    Chocolate
  • 2.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
    Other
  • tapioca flour for rolling or flour of choice
  • flaked sea salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the almond flour and protein powder. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla then stir using a fork. Every protein powder is different so if NOT using PEScience brand add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach a dough consistency.
  3. Dust a clean surface with tapioca flour and roll dough out very thin, about 1/8 inch or less. Use a small round cookie cutter (I used the cap to my cinnamon spice) to cut out cookies. Repeat until you have used all the dough. Recipe will make 20-22 cookies.
  4. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, stir together peanut butter and stevia. Evenly distribute about 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture on top of each cookie.
  6. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler.
  7. Spoon chocolate over each peanut butter topped cookie, using the back of the spoon to help spread the chocolate over the edges.
  8. Place cookies in the freezer for 20 minutes before sprinkling with flaked salt and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-shortbread-peanut-butter-cookies-covered-in-chocolate-aka-tagalongs/

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

It’s not too late to bake a decadent [healthy] treat for¬†your Valentine! I whipped up these gorgeous vegan brownies in just under 20 minutes!

 


 

I made these extra fudgy brownies using only whole food ingredients and PEScience protein powder. Vegan protein powders as well as whey powders are available with 30% OFF using my code PBCHOCO at checkout www.pescience.com

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

Yield: 9 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 174

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 25g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

A healthy decadent chocolate fudge treat your valentine will love! Made using only whole food ingredients and packed with protein!

Ingredients

  • 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. desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 c baking stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    Chocolate Frosting
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    Topping
  • 3 strawberries, diced and cut into hearts

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a small dish, stir together ground flax and water and then set a side.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a mixer (flours, cocoa powder, protein powder, desiccated coconut, baking stevia, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until combined.
  4. Add in melted oil, flax mix (flax egg) and pumpkin and continue mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Press brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool. While cooling, whisk together your frosting ingredients until smooth and then pour the entire contents over brownies.
  7. Top frosting with cut out strawberries and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  8. Remove from freezer and cut into 9 squares and serve.

Notes

Store in refrigerator

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-fudge-brownies-topped-with-strawberry-hearts/

Healthy Red Velvet Brownie

 

I found this adorably miniature iron skillet at Target last week and needless to say, I’m obsessed with baking desserts in it!

 


 

 

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would experiment with some¬†red velvet¬†flavored goodies – using my skillet of course!

 

 

These Healthy Red Velvet Brownies are gluten-free made using brown rice flour, almond flour and protein powder. I’d say the fudge factor on these little treats are a perfect ten! If you are looking for a deliciously healthy homemade Valentine’s gift, you can’t go wrong with these naturally colored red velvet brownies!

 

 

I used PEScience Cookies and Cream Select Protein but any vanilla or chocolate flavor will work. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO!

 

 

 

Healthy Red Velvet Brownie

Yield: 8 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 204

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 7g

Healthy Red Velvet Brownie

Deliciously healthy naturally colored Red Velvet Brownies.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Cookies and Cream 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia or coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. beet root powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a small iron skillet with non-stick spray and set a side.
  2. Place the almond flour, brown rice flour, stevia, protein, cocoa powder, beet root powder and baking soda/powder in a mixer until all dry ingredients are blended together. Add in egg, egg yolk, oil and vanilla then continue mixing until a thick dough forms. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  3. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the skillet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  4. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-red-velvet-brownie/

 

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Brookie

 

If you ever wonder what a girl that bakes peanut butter and chocolate desserts for a living dreams about… here it is.


 

Seriously, I have dreams about desserts and then I make them. Last night I dreamt about a large cookie with a brownie bottom, a thick layer of peanut butter and topped with a chocolate chunk cookie so today I made the healthiest version of it.

 

 

 

This super healthy, whole food version doesn’t skimp on flavor or density! This cookie tastes better than the real, sugar-packed thing!

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Brookie

Yield: 1 giant skillet cookie

Serving Size: 1/8

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 13g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Brookie

Clean eating brownie bottom chocolate chip skillet cookie stuffed with peanut butter and it's absolutely to die for!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 c baking stevia
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg, egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a small skillet with non-stick spray, set a side. In a mixer or large bowl, mix together oat flour, almond flour, protein, baking soda and powder. Add in egg, egg yolk and oil and continue mixing until completely incorporated and a dough forms.
  2. Remove half of the dough and place it in a bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and pumpkin puree until completely incorporated. You should have a thick brownie like batter. Wet you finger tips and press the brownie evenly into the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Top brownie layer with peanut butter.
  4. Add chocolate chips to remaining cookie dough and evenly press dough over peanut butter latey.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt and enjoy!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-peanut-butter-stuffed-skillet-brookie/

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

 


 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Yield: 8 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 144

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 11g

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Healthy, high protein chocolate ice cream cake.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar or baking stevia
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    Ice Cream Layer
  • 2 c frozen banana pieces
  • 16g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
    Chocolate Drizzle
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 tbsp. water or until pourable consistency is reached

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a round baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together all dry cake ingredients and set a side. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin and syrup. Add your dry ingredients to your wet and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 27-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Once cooled, remove cake from pan and cut the cake in half so you have two evenly sized round cakes. Set a side.
  4. Place frozen bananas in a blender on high until smooth. Add protein powder and blend until incorporated.
  5. Place a strip of parchment paper around the edges of the round baking pan you just used to bake the cake. Place the bottom cake piece back in, keeping the parchment paper in place. Pour banana ice cream over the bottom cake and smooth using a rubber spatula. Place the other cake piece on top and put the ice cream cake in the freezer for 1-2 hours to set.
  6. Once the cake is set, stir together chocolate ingredients, drizzle over cake and serve.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-ice-cream-cake/

 

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

 

If you are looking for a sweet and salty treat with simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen then look no further because these peanut butter cups are like no other! They quick, easy, sugar-free, gluten-free and best of all absolutely delicious!


 

 

 

 

        

 

 

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 3 Peanut Butter Cups

Serving Size: 1 Peanut Butter Cup

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Quick and easy, sweet and salty, deliciously healthy Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 gluten free mini pretzels
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Prepare a muffin tin with 3 cupcake liners.
  2. In a double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. Place a spoonful of chocolate into the bottom of the cupcake liners.
  3. In the center of the chocolate, dollop one tablespoon of peanut butter in each cupcake liner.
  4. Cover with remaining chocolate.
  5. Gently place a pretzel in the center of each peanut butter cup.
  6. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes before sprinkling with sea salt and serving.

Notes

Macros were not calculated for this recipe.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/chocolate-pretzel-peanut-butter-cups/

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Looking for a healthy treat to make for that special person you love on Valentine’s Day? Look no further, these super healthy, high protein, peanut butter, chocolate cookies are just the sweet snack you have been looking for. Did I mention they are vegan and gluten-free? A delicious chocolate treat everyone can love!

 


 

I made these using only whole food ingredients and PEScience Select Protein Рvegan powders also available! Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO.

 

 

 

Decorate these cookies using simple sprinkles or your favorite chocolate candy!

 

 

Chewy and delicious!

 

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Yield: 14 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 157

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 11g

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Deliciously healthy chocolate peanut butter protein cookies made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 c natural peanut butter
  • 64g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 granulated stevia or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • optional: sprinkles, chocolate squares or flaked sea salt for decorating

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the oat flour, protein, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and stevia. Place all dry ingredients into a mixer and add peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Roll out dough until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a hearth shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the baking sheet. Repeat with extra dough until you have used it all. Recipe should make about 14-16 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  4. Add sprinkles or chocolate at this time. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Enjoy!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-protein-cookies/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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