Thursday, October 6, 2011

Triple Protein Punch Cookie Dough, and bunnies

Cookie Dough Protein Bars!!
I've been making these into cookies for some months now, the inspiration came from a chickpea chocolate cake I make my brother (which tastes exactly like normal cake)
The only ingredients are chickpeas, peanut butter, sweetener, hemp protein, oats and chocolate chips! How's that for a protein hit?
The only problem was the sweetener. I'd been using brown sugar, but I wanted healthier.  So, I got inventing!

For those who couldn't really give a damn about protein ( a well know side effect of the "but where do you get your protein from?")  these are a completely healthy form of cookie dough, have no added sugar and still taste naughty!
This recipe is a mix between these baked hummus balls (inspiration, mine is quite different) and date syrup  (I love date syrup!)

Plus, there's bunnies in my photos!

Triple Protein Cookie Dough
Vegan, gluten free, No added Sugar

3 Tbs apple juice
large handful dates (about 125g)

1 Can Chickpeas
1/4 Cup natural peanut butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup protein powder (optional)
1/2 to 1 cup Oats
3/4 Cup choc chips

Whiz the dates with the apple juice until smooth. Add the chickpeas and process and pulse again until completely smooth. Add Peanut butter, salt, and protein and process again. Mix in oats and choc-chips, this amount really is to personal preferences. Also check if it's peanut buttery enough. It's really personal taste.
Press into a tin, and store in fridge or freezer.

This cup and plate are mine from when I was a little girl <3 


  1. These look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Oh, no, my comment got eaten! It was about how I love this recipe and the bunny plate is adorable!!

  3. Good idea mixing all of the protein. Like that they don't have sugar.

  4. These look so tasty. Chickpeas are amazing!

  5. oh my oh my! These look so tasty! I'm thinking these are going to be in our kitchen really soon. Maybe a nice snack after those long hot runs. Thanks!

  6. I love this idea, and I'm definitely going to try this recipe very soon. My boyfriend and I do a lot of hiking and backpacking, and if I find these hold up well not stored in the fridge, they'd be a perfect snack for the trail.

  7. I hope they hold up well out of the fridge, or you could try pre freezing them, or add a pinch off bicarb and bake them! (^__^)