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Healthy Cookie Butter Moon Pies

 

Cookie Butter Moon Pies made healthy, gluten-free and high in protein!

 


 

Marshmallow fluff and healthy cookie butter sandwiched between two protein shortbread cookies and then dipped in sugar-free chocolate–the perfect late night snack!

 

 

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein for this recipe. You can use any 32g of  whatever vanilla flavored protein you like, however, you can get PEScience products for 30% off using code PBCHOCO on their website.

 

 

Dipping your Cookie Butter Moonpie Cookies in more Cookie Butter is perfectly acceptable!

 

 

Healthy Cookie Butter Moon Pies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 36 minutes

Category: Dessert

Yield: 10 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 187

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Cookie Butter Moon Pies

Healthy Cookie Butter and Marshmallow Fluff Sandwiched Between Two Crispy Protein Shortbread Cookies and then Dipped in Chocolate!

Ingredients

    Shortbread Cookies
  • 64g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 2 tbsp. light butter, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp water
    Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 c mini marshmallows (I used Dandies)
  • 1 tsp sugar-free maple syrup
    Other
  • 10 tsp cookie butter (I used Nuts 'N More )
  • 1/3 c sugar-free chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all of your shortbread ingredients into a mixer and mix using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. If dough is too dry, add another tablespoon of water.
  3. Roll out dough until it's about 1/8 inch thick (I used more brown rice flour for dusting) and cut out cookies using a 2" inch round cookie cutter or a lid to a spice container. Roll out remaining dough and cut out more cookies until you have no more dough left. Recipe should make about 20 cookies.
  4. Place the cut out cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. Once the cookies are cooled, place the marshmallows into a double boiler (glass bowl over a small pot of water on medium heat) until the marshmallows start to melt. Stir until just small clumps are left. Add in the sugar-free maple syrup and continue mixing until smooth. Marshmallow fluff will still be very sticky. Turn heat down to low while you spread fluff onto 10 of the cookies.
  6. On the remaining cookies, spread 1 teaspoon of cookie butter in an even layer then press the cookies together to make a cookie butter, marshmallow sandwich.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth. Dip each cookie sandwich into the chocolate until completely covered and let the excess drip off. Place it back on the parchment paper. Repeat until you have covered each cookie sandwich in chocolate. Place all the moon pies in the freezer for 20 minutes for chocolate to set before serving.

Notes

For vegan use vegan butter, dairy-free chocolate chips and protein powder.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cookie-butter-moon-pies/

 

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 Almond Butter Crinkle Cookies

 

Super soft, sugar-free, chocolate almond butter cookies! Made vegan, gluten-free and high protein!

 


 

If you are looking for a simple cookie with minimal ingredients to take to your next potluck, then look no further because these simple chocolate treats will be a hit at your next party!

 

 

 

I used PEScience Select Protein Powder (Frosted Chocolate Cupcake Flavor) get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCOl at checkout. *Vegan protein powders also available!

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Almond Butter Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Category: dessert

Yield: 14 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 154

Fat per serving: 10g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Chocolate Almond Butter Crinkle Cookies

Super Soft Chocolate Almond Butter Crinkle Cookies made Vegan, Gluten-free and High Protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 c natural almond butter
  • 64g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener replacement or coconut sugar (I used Swerve)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5-6 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • sugar-free confectioner's sugar (I used Swerve)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, protein, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder into a mixer and mix until combined.
  3. Add the almond butter and continue mixing until a crumbly dough forms.
  4. Add pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach a dough consistency (no longer crumbly).
  5. Separate dough into 14 evenly sized balls and press flat using the bottom of a glass.
  6. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with sugar-free confectioner's sugar.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-almond-butter-crinkle-cookies/

 

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 Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

 

 

Healthy shortbread cookies that are made gluten-free, vegan and high in protein–the triple threat of all cookies! And they look beautiful too!


 

 

 

These cookies are so versatile. They make a great snack in the morning with a cup of coffee but also taste just as great paired with a glass of red wine.

 

 

I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake protein in this recipe. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their site www.pescience.com (vegan proteins also available).

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Yield: 14 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 118

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 8g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Made Vegan, Gluten-Free, and High Protein!

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c ghee or butter
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 32g chocolate protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (I used Better Body Foods)
  • freeze dried strawberry crumbles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into a mixer and then add the ghee and maple syrup. Beat using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. You can also place all cookie ingredients into a food processor if you don't have access to a mixer.
  4. Place down a pieces of parchment paper and roll dough out using a rolling pin until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. You can also use the cap to a spice or a mason jar lid. Mine made 14 cookies.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and return it to the parchment paper. Sprinkle with freeze dried strawberry pieces. You can make these by blending freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender.
  7. Place cookie in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. Store in the freezer or a cool place.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-dipped-shortbread-cookies-with-freeze-dried-strawberry-crumbles/

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

 

 

Utterly soft, melt in your mouth peanut butter cookies.


 

 

I love peanut butter but that’s not really a secret around my house. So when PEScience released their new Peanut Butter Cookie flavor protein powder, of course the first thing I made were peanut butter cookies.

 

 

Go to PEScience.com and get your 27-Serving tub for $19.99 using code PBCHOCO at checkout.

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Yield: 8 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Utterly soft, melt-in-your-mouth, peanut butter protein cookies.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c all natural peanut butter, must be the drippy kind
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Peanut Butter Cookie 30% off CODE PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 c Truvia or dry sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • *Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tbsp peanut butter chips, 1 tbsp peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ground flax and water, then set a side.
  3. Place the flour, protein powder, sweeteners and baking soda into a mixer and mix until combined. Add the peanut butter, flax + water mix and vanilla extract and mix using a paddle attachment. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. If you are adding the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanuts, fold them in now.
  5. Separate dough into 8 evenly sized pieces and roll them into balls. Use the bottom of a glass cup to press the cookies flat.
  6. Bake cookies for 11 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before serving.

Notes

Macros calculated without optional chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanuts.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-peanut-butter-protein-cookies/

 

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/

 

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

I’ve been making quite a few different brownie variations lately. A few weeks ago I made Strawberry Heart Brownies and Peanut Butter Brownies. It’s safe to say I really love fudgy, decadent desserts! Today I made Chocolate Brownies topped with a no-bake Raspberry Cheesecake.

 


 

I used PEScience protein for both the brownie layer and the cheesecake layer. For the brownie layer I used Frosted Chocolate Cupcake and for the Cheesecake Layer I used Gourmet Vanilla. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products (vegan powders available) using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website.

 

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Yield: 20 Bites

Serving Size: 1 Bite

Calories per serving: 85

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Uber Fudgy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites!

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water or 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp. baking stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
    Cheesecake Layer
  • 4 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1/4 c Greek yogurt
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. baking stevia
  • 1/4 c slightly thawed frozen raspberries

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 8-9 minutes. Don't over bake.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, place the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, stevia and protein powder into a mixer and beat until fluffy.
  7. In a small bowl, crush the slightly thawed frozen raspberries and then fold them into the cheesecake mixture.
  8. Spread cheesecake mixture in an even layer over the brownies. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours before cutting into 20 squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-raspberry-cheesecake-brownie-bites/

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