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Chocolate Coconut Protein Squares

Serves: 8

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I actually had 2 days off in a row and it was amazing!! However, it also felt a bit odd! But it did give me plenty of time to get my errands done, spend some time in the kitchen AND relax!! Plus, I had a last minute surprise visitor too! My cousin, Samantha, stopped by on her way back to college and we spent some quality girl time together getting a manicure and talking! It was the highlight of my week! Plus, she taste tested this weekends recipes! Big WINS! πŸ™‚Β  It was so nice to be able to finally spend some time with family since being back home! Don’t worry, I made sure to send her back to college with a healthy dinner and plenty of snacks to keep her going this week!That’s what big cousins are for, right? πŸ˜‰

I hope you enjoy this recipe!! Have a great Monday! πŸ™‚

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Fit Ingredients

  • 2 scoops (56g) Designer Whey French Vanilla protein powder (or whey of choice)
  • 1 c (226g) no salt cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c (56g) coconut manna, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • stevia, to taste
  • coconut extract, optional
  • 2 tbs (15g) reduced fat shredded coconut
  • 2 tbs (28g) chocolate chips

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  • 5×7 in baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your baking pan with parchment paper and then coat with cooking spray.

3. In a blender, mix your coconut manna, cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla, sweetener and coconut extract, if using.

4. Add your protein powder into your blender and mix.

5. Pour your batter into your lined baking pan.

6. Bake for ~12-15 minutes or until set.

7. Sprinkle Coconut on top.

8. Put your chocolate chips in a ziplock bag and microwave about 1-2 minutes or until melted.

9. Snip off the corner of the ziplock bag and drizzle chocolate over top of the bars.

10. Allow the bars to cool and the chocolate to set before slicing.

11. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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These bars are an explosion of chocolate and coconut!! They were to die for! WOW!! They were so good after having a few too many, I sent Samantha home with the remainder….otherwise they wouldn’t have lasted another second in my house!

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 8 squares)

Calories: 143, Protein: 10.8g, Carbs: 6.9g, Fat: 8.4g (6.1g Saturated*), Sodium: 55mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 4.1g, Net Carbs: 5.4g

*The saturated fat is from the coconut butter mostly and is the healthy kind)

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*What is your favorite protein bar lately?

*What was your favorite part of the weekend?

*What was the last movie you saw?

18 Comments
  • I've never heard of Coconut Manna before but these bars look yum! My favourite part of the weekend and last movie I saw was we had friends over saturday night to watch The Godfather and eat pizza and drink red wine :)
    September 16, 2013
  • So happy you had time to relax!!!! What a bonus & your cousin too with a mani/pedi - perfect! Well, you probably already know I don't have all the ingredients nor the blender BUT I will look forward to you visiting CA eventually. I guess the Fall trip is not happening due to the new job! :)
    September 16, 2013
  • I LOOOOOVE coconut! These look delicious. Consider it added to my MUST BAKE list! Thanks for sharing.
    September 16, 2013
  • Girl these look sooooo gooooood!!
    September 16, 2013
  • Another winning recipe- I'll have to add some of those ingredients to my next iherb order!
    September 17, 2013
  • These look great! I love that they have cottage cheese in them! :)
    September 17, 2013
  • These look great! I actually had a chocolate coconut Luna bar today, which was pretty tasty, but I'd be curious to see what these taste like.
    September 17, 2013
  • Angelee
    Oh Sarah you had me at manna! Or crack in a jar as I fondly refer to it :) So happy you got a little break from work and you choose to share a great new recipe with us on your time off! You are awesome! Angelee IG feedmeclean
    September 18, 2013
  • These bars look truly decadent! I thought coconut manna was the bread kind made with coconut, haha.
    September 22, 2013

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