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!
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.
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”?
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.
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.
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.
- 400 grams cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 375 grams low fat cottage cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 oat bran
- 10 soft dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup raw sugar
- extra stevia to taste
- 8 grams baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 100 grams mini chocolate chips
- Add all of the ingredients minus the chocolate chips to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Put some of them on top of the bars to make them look pretty.
- Bake at 200ºC for 30 minutes. Do not overbake or they'll lose they're gooeyness.
- Enjoy warm or cold, they're lovely anyway!
- These freeze and reheat well in the microwave.
- Sevia is not optional, if you don't want to use it, add extra sugar.
- These bars are high protein, high fiber, low sugar and gluten free.