Choc Chickpea Protein Slice

Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
No of Serves: 12

Recipe courtesy of the DA Victorian Engagement and Development Committee

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed

1 cup almond meal

1/3 cup maple syrup

80g protein powder (chocolate or vanilla flavour works well)

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g dark chocolate

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy 950 kJ (227 calories)
Protein 8g
Total Fat 12g
Carbohydrates 20g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Sugars 11g
Dietary Fibre 3g
Sodium 210mg

Method

1. Place all ingredients except dark chocolate into a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Roughly chop 40g of the dark chocolate and mix through the cookie dough.
3. Line a square baking tray with baking paper and press mixture into the tin.
4. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
5. Meanwhile melt remaining 60g of chocolate. Spread chocolate evenly over cookie dough and place back in the freezer.
6. Cut into 12 small bars using a hot knife (to stop the top cracking).
7. Store in the freezer, or the fridge if you like them softer.

This recipe is great for those with higher energy requirements – for example, those who are quite physically active or older Australians needing to increase their energy and protein intake.