Fudge Brownie Protein Bars

6 Bars246 cals

These black bean protein bars are quick! They use simple ingredients, are super cheap to make, and actually feel like a protein bar. What do I mean by that? They aren’t gonna fall apart in your hand and you don’t need to eat them right away!

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Protein bars time!

For this one all you need is a food processor. Add into it some drained and rinsed black beans, 4 tablespoons of peanut oil or oil of your choice (we’re using peanut since it’s got a pretty neutral flavor to it), 1 tablespoon of ground coffee, 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 3 scoops of chocolate protein powder, 2-3 tablespoons of a sweetener, a little salt, and some unsweetened milk substitute. I use around 1/4 cup but you may need more.

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Process everything together and if it’s too thick you may want to add a little bit more milk substitute to it.

Take out anything oven safe, I’m using this little pan, and spread your mix out onto it. Top it with some chocolate chips or anything else you want and then throw it in the oven on 350F/176C for around 12-15 minutes. After 12-15 minutes take them out, cut them, and you’re travel ready.

Recipe Tips

You can make different sizes by using different pans, like a bread pan, and you can scale the recipe to fit your needs. For example, double or triple it. Use the slider below to do the work for you and make as many bars are you want.

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Want some protein bars that don’t need protein powder? Try our Cottage Cheese ones here!

How To Make Fudge Brownie Protein Bars Recipe

Fudge Brownie Protein Bars

These homemade Fudge Brownie Protein Bars use simple ingredients, are easy to make, delicious, and come packed with great macros!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked protein bars, bars, brownie, cheap protein bars, chocolate protein bars, fudge, homemade protein bars, protein, protein bars
Servings: 6 Bars
Calories: 246kcal
Cost: $3
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked protein bars, bars, brownie, cheap protein bars, chocolate protein bars, fudge, homemade protein bars, protein, protein bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Bars
Calories: 246kcal
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Black BeansRecued Sodium 15.5 Ounces/439g
  • 4 Tablespoons Peanut Oil*Peanut has a neutral flavor / Your Choice Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Coffee
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder20g
  • 3 Scoops Protein Powder90g Chocolate
  • 2-3 Tablespoons SweetenerI like Erythritol
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Cup Milk Substitute2 Ounces (More if your mix is too thick)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips*Optional

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients into your food processor aside from your Chocolate Chips
  • Process everything together until smooth
  • Take out an oven safe baking pan or dish and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper
  • Top with your Chocolate Chips
  • Bake them on 350F/176C for 12-15 minutes (the thicker your bars are, the longer they’ll take to cook so keep an eye on them)

Video

Notes

Make sure you use a good tasting protein powder!
Calories Per Bar (Makes 6):
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 148.3mg
  • Carbs: 19.1g (Net Carbs: 14.1g)
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Protein: 16.5g
 
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1477
  • Fat: 69g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 890mg
  • Carbs: 115g (Net Carbs: 85g)
  • Fiber: 30g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 99g

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 148.3mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Black Beans Recued Sodium 15.5 Ounces/439g
  • 4 Tablespoons Peanut Oil *Peanut has a neutral flavor / Your Choice Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Coffee
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 20g
  • 3 Scoops Protein Powder 90g Chocolate
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Sweetener I like Erythritol
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Cup Milk Substitute 2 Ounces (More if your mix is too thick)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips *Optional

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients into your food processor aside from your Chocolate Chips
  • Process everything together until smooth
  • Take out an oven safe baking pan or dish and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper
  • Top with your Chocolate Chips
  • Bake them on 350F/176C for 12-15 minutes (the thicker your bars are, the longer they’ll take to cook so keep an eye on them)

Video

Notes

Make sure you use a good tasting protein powder!
Calories Per Bar (Makes 6):
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 148.3mg
  • Carbs: 19.1g (Net Carbs: 14.1g)
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Protein: 16.5g
 
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1477
  • Fat: 69g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 890mg
  • Carbs: 115g (Net Carbs: 85g)
  • Fiber: 30g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 99g

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 148.3mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2.3g

2 Comments

  1. Leila on May 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Hello,

    I’m making these brownies now and used 1/4 cup of Oat milk. But the mixture is far drier than what appears in your video. I will add another 1/4 cup and see how it goes.

    Thank you.

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Leila! Did you end up getting a bit more liquid to the recipe? How did they turn out?

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