MATCHA GREEN TEA FUDGE BARS
Posted on 26 June 2016
- 130 g Calories
- 5 g Fat
- 9 g Carbohydrates
- 0 g Fibre
- 15 g Protein
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup dried pineapple, finely chopped
1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Zest of 1 large lime
1/3 cup pure honey
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 large egg white
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an8x8 inch panwith parchment paper, spraying the paper lightly with cooking spray.
- Place the chopped macadamia nuts and quinoa onto a baking sheetand bake until lightly golden brown, about 9 minutes. Sprinkle the coconut flakes onto the pan and bake until they tu golden brown, an additional 2-3 minutes. Watch carefully as coconut bus quickly!
- Dump the chickpeas onto a paper towel and pat dry. This will remove some of the skins on the chickpeas. Gently press each chickpea between your fingers to remove the skins from each pea, and then place into a large bowl. *
- Using a fork, mash the chickpeas. Put a little muscle into it and make them as soft as you can.
- Add the toasted quinoa mixture, along with the dried pineapple, protein powder, salt, white chocolate chips, and lime zest into the bowl and stir until evenly mixed. (I find using my hands is the easiest to get the chickpeas well incorporated.)
- Place the honey and coconut oil into a medium, microwave-safe bowland cook until the oil and honey are melted and bubbly, about 1 minute.
- Stir the honey mixture, along with the egg white, into the quinoa mixture and mix well. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake until the bars are golden brown and the top feels firm, about 40-45 mins.
- Let cool completely before slicing into bars.