Argh! I am MAD for these.
Seriously, as someone who cannot tolerate too much sugar but has a mega sweet tooth – I find it so hard to get my hands on protein bars/on the go snacks that aren’t loaded with sugar (even natural sugars, like dates), and so making my own at home to have at hand is a total life saver come the mid morning/afternoon slump.
The recipe I’ve created has no sugar added what so ever – but I am one of those people that totally loves the bitterness you get from dark, dark chocolate. Please don’t hesitate to add in your own sweetener if you’re not a fan; one size definitely does not fit all and it’s all about what works for you! I won’t be offended. Promise. 🙂
It’s the gooey fudge like texture combined with crunchy cacao nibs that just gets me.
It makes every bite just as good (if not better) as the last, and because of the high protein content these squares of pure chocolate heaven actually keep me going for a good while. Take it from a serial snacker – these will really power you through and keep you feeling nicely topped up in energy until the next meal comes around!
You wanna make sure that you keep them chilled, otherwise they will melt on you. So unless you want to sport a sexy chocolate mouth during your important meeting – then be sure to take this note on board! I like to keep mine in the freezer and I’ll take it with me to bite on with a hot cup of something lovely.
Anyhoo, I’ll leave you with the recipe below. I truly hope you love these as much as I do, loves! Tag me on Insta @sophiesblend if you end up whizzing up a batch… It’s always a day maker when I see your recreations. <3
- 4 tbsp almond flour
- 1 scoop plain pea protein (or any protein you like to use)
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 heaped tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- pinch sea salt
- dessicated coconut, to sprinkle
- ½ cup warm water
- 1 tsp stevia (optional)
- Simply place all the ingredients in to the blender except the cacao nibs and whizz up until a smooth mix forms. If it seems to wet then add in more almond flour - and if it's too dry, add in more water. Stir through the cacao nibs and transfer to a baking dish, spreading the mix evenly with the back of a spoon.
- Sprinkle with the coconut and place in the freezer to set overnight or for at least 3 hours. Keep in the freezer and help yourself as and when you want a bite!