Chocolate Coated Vegan Protein Bars Recipe | Nut-free - Gluten-Free
A flourless gluten-free vegan pre-workout bar with a luscious dark chocolate coating.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Freezer Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 12 bars
- 2 1/4 cup mixed red kidney beans and chickpeas
- 150 ml pear puree apple sauce is fine too, I use 1 1/2 ripe pears, peeled
- 6 medjool dates
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk thick consistency
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 200 g semi-sweet dark chocolate for coating, use dark chocolate about 70%
Soak the dates in some hot water for about 10 minutes or until soft enough to blend to a smooth paste.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees Farenheit (or 180 degrees Celsius).
Mash the beans to a paste, I used a hand blender which left a few small chunks in. It is fine to use a blender too but pulse to break into small chunks first.
Remove dates from water, remove pits, chop into small pieces and add to the blender.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until all ingredients are well mixed.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a rectangular oven dish. Pour mixture in the dish and smooth out evenly.
Bake for one and a half hours or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Leave to cool completely.
Lift parchment paper and remove from pan. Leave cake onto the parchment paper and cut into logs or squares, whichever shape you like.
For chocolate coating:
Melt about 150g chocolate in a double boiler. You can make your own by using a smaller pan inside a larger one. Fill the larger one with enough water so the smaller pan floats. Place chocolate in smaller pan and heat the water until it melts.
Coat each log on the three sides.
Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile you can melt the remaining 50g of chocolate.
Remove and turn the uncoated side up. Coat with a layer of chocolate.
Put back in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then remove and store in the fridge.
Link to Chocolate Coated Vegan Protein Bars Recipe - https://veganlovlie.com/pre-workout-chocolate-coated-protein/
Amount per 110 g - 1 bar = 1 serving
Energy (calories): 207 kcal | 9%
Protein: 4.14 g | 8%
Fat: 7.63 g | 16%
Carbohydrates: 32.14 g | 13%
*Based on a 2000 calorie diet