Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Hello there! What have you been up to lately guys? As you may have guessed, yours truly has been studying her a** off (and eating more oatmeal than any human being should ever consume, but if you follow her on Instagram you’ll know that by now) and now she’s happy to announce that THERE ARE ONLY THREE EXAMS LEFT!!!

And then graduation day. And I have the most fabulous shoes on Earth so yeah I might ot might not be super excited about that. PINK SHOES. With glitter heels. Aw yeah this girl here is excited!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars: naturally high in protein, low in sugar and high in fiber!


 

Sorry if you’re here just for the food (which I completely understand because oh yes yum food is great and it’s even greater if it’s cookie dough what we’re talking about), but this girl loves shoes and all things glitter so she automatically assumes that you guys should too.

I mean, who doesn’t like glitter? That stuff is like sprinkles or in other words: impossible to dislike. That’s why you’re getting a full parragraph of me talking about glitter shoes hehe.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars: naturally high in protein, low in sugar and high in fiber!

 

I actually just study in order to get a nice job in order to afford my Topshop shoes addiction. Sorry not sorry.

Anyway, let’s get to the food because if you know me you’ll know that I can go on for hours talking about all things glitter. And believe me, you want to finish reading this post as soon as possible so you can have these bars ready NOW.

Oh man, they’re bliss. Soft, gooey, sweet, chocolaty – they taste so sinful that it’ll make you think that you’re eating the most decadent candy bar. But guess again: these bars are completely healthy, gluten free, free of processed sugars and naturally super high in protein.

Can I have an “aaaaawwwhhhh yeaaaaaaaaah”?

(((Awwwhhhhhh yeahhhhh)))

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars: naturally high in protein, low in sugar and high in fiber!

 

I like to think that I’m kind of a cottage cheese princess so it was obvious that cottage cheese had to make an appereance here. Now that I think about it, it’s hard to find one of my posts which doesn’t involve cottage cheese in one way or another… That stuff is life.

Then we have some funky chickpeas. Yes I know that you think they’re weird and smelly if you put them in sweets and I get you: I used to think that as well. BUT I promise you cannot taste them here with so much caramel/chocolate goodness going on. Not only are they impossibe to notice flavor-wise, but they also add a buttery, gooey touch to these babies which will make you want to eat the whole pan.

Been there, done that.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars: naturally high in protein, low in sugar and high in fiber!

 

However, these lovelies are so full of fiber and protein, that you’ll only need one to feel satisfied so don’t worry about eating them all. They freeze like wonders so you can have them as a perfectly packaged snack anytime.

Students around the world who must go camping in the library in order to get good grades: THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

Seriously – I cannot think of a single reason why you shouldn’t be making these right now. They’re way cheaper than storebought protein bars, and definitely way healthier than most! They’re quick to make and they freeze and travel like wonders.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars: naturally high in protein, low in sugar and high in fiber!

 

Bonus points for the fact that you can feed them to your friends and laugh at their faces when you tell them that they’re actually eating chickpeas and cottage cheese.

They might or might not want to punch you, but I think I can live with that as long as I get cookie dough protein bars.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars
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Fudgy, gooey, chocolaty and amazing - they taste like candy bars but are actually super healthy!
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Ingredients
  1. 400 grams cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  2. 375 grams low fat cottage cheese
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 cup rolled oats
  5. 1/2 oat bran
  6. 10 soft dates, pitted
  7. 1/3 cup raw sugar
  8. extra stevia to taste
  9. 8 grams baking powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  12. 100 grams mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients minus the chocolate chips to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips. Put some of them on top of the bars to make them look pretty.
  3. Bake at 200ΒΊC for 30 minutes. Do not overbake or they'll lose they're gooeyness.
  4. Enjoy warm or cold, they're lovely anyway!
Notes
  1. These freeze and reheat well in the microwave.
  2. Sevia is not optional, if you don't want to use it, add extra sugar.
  3. These bars are high protein, high fiber, low sugar and gluten free.
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Bye guys, I’ll be back soon and leave comments in your blog and everything later this week (although I won’t be done with exams until June but that’s another story and another post!). Thanks for your support, you’re like the cookie dough of people! (((((awesome people that is))))).

Cheers!

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49 Comments

  • Reply Norma | Allspice and nutmeg May 19, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Consuelo, these are great. They’re healthy and I’m sure delicious.

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) May 20, 2014 at 12:34 am

    You honestly do the most insanely wonderful things with cottage cheese. I can’t believe it! I was totally prepared for these to contain protein powder (which I don’t keep on hand) and I’m so excited to see that they use stuff I have in the house! Good luck with your exams, and just think about the amazing job you’re going to get which will buy SO MANY SHOES. πŸ™‚

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments May 20, 2014 at 12:42 am

    These bars look fantastic, Consuelo — perfect for breakfast, snacks or dessert! So glad to hear your on the countdown to graduation and you have the pretty, sparkly pink shoes to celebrate in! Good luck on your last 3 exams. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen May 20, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Those shoes sound amazing and so do these cookie dough protein bars! Good luck on the rest of your finals!

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life May 20, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Pink glitter shoes?! They sound so fab!! I’m always in awe of the healthy spin you put on delicious sounding (and looking!) snacks. Indulgence without the guilt – YES!

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods May 20, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Consuelo, you are just too funny! Good luck on your exams. The end I near πŸ˜€ I’m sure having some of these protein bars will make getting through those finals a bit easier. Thy look fantastic and I love how healthy you made them.

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession May 20, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Pink glitter shoes!!!! I WANT!!!!! these chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars – I DEFINITELY WANT! Awwwwwwhhhhhh yeaaaaah! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ I’m making these and would love to see my friends’ reactions when they find out the ingredients! These looook insanely DELICIOUSSSSS Consuelo! Pinned!!!

  • Reply danguole May 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

    You earned those shoes, girl! Work hard, play hard, wear all the glitter, right?

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen May 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The protein bars looks so pretty and chewy! I wish you good luck on the exams left =)

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane May 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Amazing, Consuelo! You would never know by looking at these that they are so healthy.
    It sounds like the light is at the end of the tunnel now too with your exams. I see a new pair of glittery shoes for you on the horizon! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven May 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    You can get one serious awwwww yeah! Good luck with the last 3 exams lovely!

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext May 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    These look amazing, Consuelo! Definitely a recipe to try out- super delicious! Good luck with your last 3 exams! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashley May 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I love that you have both chickpeas and cottage cheese in here! They look great! And yay for only 3 more exams!! SO close!

  • Reply Trisha May 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I’m glad you’re back! And back with healthy desserts! The texture in these looks lovely! I can’t believe you achieved that with cottage cheese and chickpeas. Amazing!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes May 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    GOOD LUCK homegirrrl, the finish line is almost in sight!!! in the meantime I’ll be crushing this cookie dough protein bars, bc omg that might be the best recipe title everrrr πŸ™‚

  • Reply josefinetm May 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    These look so good. Our exams has just started and I’ve been handing in tons of assignments the last couple of weeks. These will definitely become handy during the next weeks πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot
    And good luck in the last exams!

  • Reply Gintare May 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    It’s hard to believe these beauties are actually healthy… they look amazing! Good luck with your exams (and you’ll have to share your pretty pink shoes with us too)

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner May 21, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Glitter?! Oh yeah! These bars look super delicious! I love anything having to do with chocolate chip cookies. πŸ™‚
    Good luck on your exams!

  • Reply Monica May 21, 2014 at 3:51 am

    You are indeed the cottage cheese princess! You own that crown…and keep up the good work. Good luck with the rest of your exams…and onward to graduation. Yay!

  • Reply Amy May 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    These look really good for something healthy! Being pregnant, I’ve been trying to find filling, healthy snacks so if I can get up the energy to actually bake something, I’m going to give these a try πŸ™‚

  • Reply Joyti May 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love chickpeas, and never had them in a sweet. Intriguing.

    Also, good luck with your exams!!!

  • Reply movita beaucoup May 22, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Cottage cheese AND chickpeas? Money.

    I bought the bestest shoes ever for my graduation last year. I wore them again the other night and felt so damn proud of myself for surviving school. I bet you’ll feel the same way about your pink gems…

  • Reply Kelly May 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    These bars look incredible Consuelo! Love how creative and healthy these are with the chickpeas and cottage cheese. Yay for pink glittery heels and way to go on only 3 more exams, good luck girl πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou May 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I’m such a sucker for protein bars, can’t wait to give these bad boys a go!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon May 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Oh my gosh you did not just combine cookies with protein bars! This looks like the most heavenly dessert ever πŸ™‚ I want to eat the whole tray!

  • Reply Johlene May 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I just love your healthy recipes, they encourage me to investigate healthy options! Glad to see you again on the blogesphere (or whatever they call it..). ps. love the pink glitter high heels..hope to see a picture πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Reply AimΓ©e / Wallflower Girl May 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    This recipe is unreal, Consuelo! You have a talent for taking the most indulgent and mouth-watering treats and somehow turning them into healthy recipes! These just sound amazing… Good luck with the rest of the studies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron May 25, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Oh gosh, my mouth is watering. These bars look so gooey! I can’t believe they’re made with chickpeas and cottage cheese. It makes me crave them even more!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens May 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, girl … I looooove this recipe! (aaaaawwwhhhh yeaaaaaaaaah!!!!) Seriously can’t pin (or make them) fast enough! You really are a cottage cheese princess! I’m a huge fan of chickpeas, black beans, etc. in bars like these (totally can’t tell they’re in there!) but I’ve never tried cottage cheese … brilliant!!! Sending you transatlantic hugs and good wishes for those final exams and your glitter-filled graduation! πŸ˜€

  • Reply caileejoy May 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    These look amazing!! I have just recently gotten into protein bars! They are so filling… duh! Haha… but I’ll bet yours are wayyyy better than the store bought ones. Also, congrats on only 3 exams left!! So exciting!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes May 26, 2014 at 8:23 am

    These protein bars look so good!! Love that you made them with chickpeas. So glad your exams are almost over – good luck!!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com May 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    So, does the glitter stay put on the heal of the shoe? In my experience glitter has a way of getting everywhere..yikes..but, I will come clean up your glitter if you pay me with a batch of these protein packed, chocolate filled bars!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I think everything that starts with chocolate chip cookie dough is perfect in my mind. I’m going to give these bars a taste… and then a few more tastes. πŸ™‚

  • Reply blahnikbaker May 28, 2014 at 2:45 am

    My goodness these are packed with lots of goodies!!! I will like to be your friend in the library! PS: Make sure you take a picture of those shoes for us πŸ˜‰

  • Reply anecdotesandapples May 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

    These look so very good! You can’t go wrong with cookie dough, can you? And my goodness, I want to see those shoes!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life May 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I really want to see your shoes πŸ™‚ And eat a pan of these with you! They look incredible, Consuelo, you always pack in such healthy ingredients, but never sacrifice any deliciousness!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen June 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    These look so good Consuelo! You are queen of good eats!

  • Reply Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 5, 2014 at 3:46 am

    I can eat these protein bars anytime of the day, all day!

    • Reply Consuelo June 13, 2014 at 9:44 am

      πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashley June 6, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Woah, woah, woahhh did someone say chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars?! My hero.

  • Reply Alice June 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Hello!
    Yesterday I found your fantastic blog (at pinterest I think) and have aready ticked lots of yummy recipes to try!
    I love healthy treats that taste indulgent and I try to do lots of them πŸ™‚ My latest sweetening strategy is adding mixed to paste dates to everything. I have also baked ‘millet cheesecake’ lately which was a big hit (I found it here, unfortunately in Polish: http://www.olgasmile.com/sernik-jaglany-czekoladowy.html) If you are interested I could send you translation of the recipe as I really think it’s worth a try! I cannot decide whether it’s more delicious or more healthy πŸ™‚

    I am going to prepare your chickpeas protein bars tomorrow. They would be just perfect for the pre-exam night (I’m in the middle of my exam session right now, 3 exams to go as well!).
    I have only one question regarding the cottage cheese. Here is how it looks in Poland:
    http://www.bangla.pl/zdjecia/piatnica-serek-wiejski-d25834_10_4599.jpg
    Does your cottage cheese look similar – I mean does it have as much liquid cream as in the photo or should I rinse mine and use only these ‘cottage dice’? πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your answer in advance, it will help me a lot πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo June 13, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Sorry for the delay, I just saw this as I’ve been quit busy with exams πŸ™
      Yes, my cottage cheese always looks like that, but I always puree it for a smoother consistence!
      Have a nice day! xx

      • Reply Alice June 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        I did it with my cottage cheese, of course pureed it – as in the recipe πŸ˜‰
        The bars went out perfect! I also added some peanuts that I roasted in honey to have a little crunch in them;) I will use this recipe maaany times as it’s a great base for lots of healthy goodies. I definitely love it! My friends as well (loved the moment when I asked to them to guess what are the magic ingredients of the bars;))
        Have a good time and relax after all your exams! xoxo

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic June 13, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I love glitter. And chocolate chips. And protein. Good luck with exams!

  • Reply atasteofmadess June 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t miss exams at all. But I’m glad you found the time to make these delicious looking bars! I am loving that they are made with chickpeas!

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  • Reply zerrin July 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Oh my goodness! These look amazing! Pinned!

  • Reply huntfortheverybest July 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    love the ingredients. these look amazing!

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