Raw Vegan Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars
(Yields: 4 bars, Serving: 4, Prep time: 25 mins, Cook time: 10 mins)
- 1 1/2 cup pitted cherries
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 sprinkle sea salt
- All cherry paste
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup almond meal (or almonds)
- 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder of choice
- 1 tablespoon crushed hazelnuts
Take all the pits off the cherries and measure about 1 1/4 cup.
Put it in the blender and blend until it’s smooth and watery.
Pour it into the saucepan and add a tablespoon of corn starch with sea salt, and mix it well until everything is dissolved.
Turn the heat on medium high and cook for about 8-10 minutes (it’s ready when the cherry paste turns sticky and dark).
Put the cherry paste into the blender, along with a cup of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, 1/4 cup almond meal (or almonds), dark cocoa powder, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
Blend until it’s smooth.
Spoon the mixture out into a bowl and add the vanilla protein powder.
Mix until everything is nice and thick.
Spoon it into an oven tray and form the shape of a rectangle and put it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden.
Meanwhile, crush some hazelnuts.
Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts and cut it up!