Chocolate Bean Brownie Bars

imageimageChocolate Bean Brownie Bars
Makes 10 regular or 2 petite bar Servings
1 Serving = Cal 192 Pro 6 Carb 21 (4F) Fat 1

19-oz can black beans (drained and rinsed very well)
3 tbsp (15g) cocoa powder
7 tbsp (45g) chocolate protein powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup Nutella
pinch pure stevia or splenda
3 1/2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor, and blend until absolutely and completely smooth. (A blender works if you absolutely must, but the texture and taste will be much better in a food processor.) Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8×8 square pan. Cook the bars 16 minutes. They will still look underdone when you take them from the oven, but this is okay. Let cool, then pat down with a pancake spatula. Refrigerate overnight. The bars will have firmed up and are now ready to cut and eat. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Makes about 10 bars. If using Epicure perfect petite mold, divide into 20 bars and bake for 10 minutes.


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