Double Fudge Sweet Potato Protein Brownies
These double fudge brownies are a no-bake treat with a very heavy, rich and dense texture. You can't even believe they are clean-eatin' when you're scarfing them down, two hands at a time!
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup cocoa powder
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
pinch sea salt
1 cup natural runny peanut butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
1/2 cup unsweetened carob chips
½ cup chopped salted peanuts
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup cocoa powder
3 TBSP maple syrup
½ TSP vanilla extract
Line a 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper set aside. Puncture sweet potato and microwave on high setting until cooked through. Flip at halfway mark. Peel and place cooked sweet potato into food processor or high powered blender. Process until smooth. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder, cocoa, carob chips, sea salt and mix well. Add in the peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla and sweet potato.
Mix very well until fully incorporated, with hands. Transfer to lined baking tray and press firmly in place. Place in fridge
For frosting, melt coconut oil and add in dry ingredients. Mix well. Spread onto bars evenly, cover in crushed peanuts, and shredded coconut; lightly press peanuts into frosting.
Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, slice and store in freezer!
They have a very nutty flavor, and would be delish with any type of roasted and toasted nut on top. Next time, I'm going to try them with pecans, first candying them in a touch of coconut oil, brown sugar and cinnamon in a frying pan. Stay tuned.