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Chocolate Protein Bars with Sweet Potato

A delicious and healthy treat that tastes like dessert. I like to have 2 squares for a sweet, protein-dense snack. This one is gluten-free and has an awesome texture with no added fat. Check out the notes below for vegan option.

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 C sweet potato flesh (from a large baked sweet potato. The canned stuff doesn’t taste as good)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 chocolate bar, melted (can use a double-boiler if you’re feeling fancy, or a glass bowl in the microwave. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stopping to stir in between)
  • 2 scoops protein powder of choice (I used vanilla Garden of Life; chocolate would be awesome, too)
  • 1/3 C brown rice flour (or any gluten-free flour)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • Sweetener of choice if needed (maple syrup, honey, Stevia, coconut sugar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a small baking dish (I used an 8×8 dish) with nonstick spray or coconut oil.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into the baking dish and smooth with a spatula.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the “cake” comes out clean.

Notes

  • To make these vegan, make sure to use a vegan chocolate bar, and substitute 3 chia or flax eggs for the regular eggs. To make the flax or chia egg, combine 3 tablespoons of either chia or ground flax with 3 tablespoons water.

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