Desserts

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Squares

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A protein-infused version of peanut butter cups, in square form!

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For the Base Layer
1/2 cup raw, unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 - 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4th cup coconut butter (melted)
1 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder ( I used Perfect Fit)
1/4th cup cacao powder
2 tsp stevia
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shavings
1/2 cup puffed brown rice

For the Top Layer
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
tbsp coconut butter
tsp liquid stevia
In your food processor or blender (processor will work better), grind up your peanuts until you have a powder NOT a butter. Add in your peanut butter, milk, and oil and pulse. Keep spatula’ing the mixture off the sides so all gets incorporated really nicely. Now add your protein powder, stevia and cacao. Note: If you are using a blender and it isn’t big enough to put everything in, mix your protein powder, cacao and stevia in a large bowl. Spoon out your PB mixture and mix by hand. Get ready for an arm workout. Now line an 8x8 pan with parchment or foil and spray with nonstick oil. Spoon out your chocolately mix and disperse evenly. Tip: I pick up my pan and drop it a few times to make the batter even out. Now, in a small saucepan or pot, heat your 1/3rd cup peanut butter, milk, coconut butter, honey and/or stevia (depending on your sweet tooth) until you have a nice creamy icing. Use a spatula and pour over top of your base layer, coating evenly. Now cover and put in your freezer for approx. 2 hours - 3 hours. Pull out your parchment paper/foil and place onto a cutting board. Slice pieces 5 times lengthwise then 5 times widthwise. On a plate, cover with your coconut shavings. If you’re using brown rice puffs, pour those out first and crush them up with the bottom of a cup. Now carefully spatula up one piece at a time (if they are still too gooey place back into the freezer for a bit longer). Your hands might get oily. Dip each piece onto the plate slightly pressing the coconut/rice mixture into the chocolate base. Repeat for each piece and place back into the pan or on another plate and return to the freezer for another hour or so. My freezer kind of sucks, so I had to leave them in for longer, but you might not have to..so just keep an eye out!
Nutritions

Calories
80

Sodium
97mg
4% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
0.6g
2% DV