HIGH PROTEIN SALTED CARAMEL SHORTBREAD

Easy to make Triple-Layered High Protein Salted Caramel Shortbread!

These triple-layered bars of goodness are the perfect recipe for a weekend treat! That's because a high-protein delicious snack is great for when you need the extra kick of energy after a workout.

 

The Benefits of Cooking with Protein Powder:

If you are looking for an easy way to increase your protein intake, then why not start baking with it!

Yes, adding protein powder to your smoothies is amazing, but have you tried to cook with it? Baking up a batch of cookies, muffins or shortbread with protein powder not only makes the treats delicious, but is made with less sugar and a much more healthy alternative.

Cooking with protein powder will increase your nutritional daily value, keep your protein intake up, make easy on the go treats and great for your post workout protein hit which you will need to help you repair muscles.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀

 

HIGH PROTEIN SALTED CARAMEL SHORTBREAD

high protein vegan shortbread recipe


INGREDIENTS:

For the base:

  • 80g hazelnuts
  • 120g dates
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt

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For the cookie dough filling:
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For the chocolate frosting:
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  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder

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METHOD:

1. To make your base, add the hazelnuts to your blender and blitz until they make a flour. Add the remaining base ingredients and then press the mixture into a square baking tin lined with greaseproof paper. Transfer to the freezer whilst you make step 2.
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2. To make the cookie dough, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and nut milk until smooth. Now stir in the dry ingredients until the mixture is well combined. Lastly add the chocolate chips and then spread the mixture in a thick, compact layer over the base. Return to the freezer as you make the final layer.
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3. To make the frosting, gently melt the coconut oil over a low heat in a saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour this on top of the middle layer and return to the freezer for an hour to set. Cut into slices and enjoy!

 

Interested in more delicious tasting treats made with protein powder? Why not check out our other recipes such as our Banana & Cinnamon Protein Bars or our Apple Crumble Protein Muffins!