Sometimes my sweet tooth tends to take over in the kitchen. Where some people might see that as a bad thing, I see it as a challenge. It’s a challenge for me to figure out how I can tame my tooth without going on sugar overload.
Not only did I put together a sweet treat that I’m pleased with, but Nathan also likes it and he’s not much of a protein powder guy. I may have done a little St. Patty’s Day-inspired jig when he said he liked it. Don’t judge.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bark
– 3 tbsp coconut oil
– 3 tbsp Perfect Fit Protein
– 3 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
– 15-20 drops liquid stevia or 2-3 packets powdered stevia
– 3 tbsp peanut butter; divided [I used Peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time]
– 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
– Pinch of sea salt [Optional]
Additional Optional Toppings
– Chocolate chips
– Peanut butter chips
– Dried fruit
– Sunflower seeds or pepitas
Cover a small 8″x6″ pan with aluminum foil.
Scoop coconut oil into a small bowl and microwave about 15 seconds until liquified. Mix in protein powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, stevia, and 2 tbsp peanut butter until everything is well combined. Adjust sweetness to taste.
Pour the mixture onto the pan. Scoop the remaining 1 tbsp of peanut butter into a small bowl and microwave 15 seconds until liquified. Pour on top of the chocolate mixture and swirl with a knife. Sprinkle the top with shredded coconut and a little sea salt.
Store this in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
For 1/12th of the recipe [This is difficult to measure as they break up into uneven sized pieces]
60 Calories / 5g Fat / 2g Carbs / 1g Fiber / 0g Sugar / 3g Protein
Food for Thought
How do you tackle your sweet tooth? Do you have a favorite go-to recipe?