Chocolate protein bites with cashew butter and sea salt

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I don’t know about you, but I’m all about delicious treats that actually are healthy. No super processed ingredients or loads of trans fat and white sugar, but a lot of nutrients and good-for-you-stuff. Sweet treats that you can eat even every day if you wish for. So here you are: Chocolate protein bites that are divine!

A few words about those ingredients. I used erythritol to sweeten this time and I suggest blending it before use. This way it’s more like powdered sugar and mixes better and evenly with other ingredients. If you don’t want to use any protein powder you can always replace it with almond flour (and I’m sure you also understand that result won’t be that protein rich!) & 1 extra tablespoon of cacao powder and some sweetener to taste.

 

INGREDIENTS:
1 ¼ dl cashew butter (you can also use peanut butter or almond butter, but I like the mild taste of cashew butter in these protein bites)
2 tbsp coconut oil
½ dl maple syrup, agave syrup or honey, erythritol for sugar free version
1 dl protein powder, chocolate or brownie flavor
2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
1 ½ dl rolled oats, (gluten free, if desired)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ -1 dl of pecans or any other nuts, chopped
1 – 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt (if your cashew butter is salted, skip this!)

For the topping:
30g chocolate chips suitable in your diet, I used 85% dark chocolate (use dairy free, sugar free, vegan, protein chocolate; whatever you desire)
1 tbsp coconut oil
fine (sea) salt, for sprinkling on top

 

INSTRUCTIONS:
• Heat cashew butter, coconut oil, sweetener of your choice and vanilla in a saucepan over a very low heat. Remove from heat and stir in protein powder until smooth.
• Fold in oats, chopped nuts and chia seeds for example with spatula. Pour the batter in a 20 x 10 cm loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside for later.
• Place chocolate of your choice and coconut oil in a small saucepan and place over low heat until melted, stir continuously.
• Pour or drizzle chocolate mixture over the top of the batter. Sprinkle with fancy (sea) salt.
• Place in fridge for 1 hour and the remove from pan. and Cut into bite-sized squares.

Store bites in fridge tightly wrapped or in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 

❤️: Sanna

 

 

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