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Chocolate PB Protein Brownie Bars [LC, Clean, Vegan, GF] & Belize Part 4

Looking for a healthy treat, or snack to bring to your Memorial Day Festivities? Try out these clean, low carb, vegan and gluten free Chocolate PB protein brownie bars. Cut them into bars to have bars, cut them into squares to have more of a traditional brownie shape! These simple 6 ingredient bars are easy to prepare and tasty to eat!

Chocolate PB Protein Brownie Bars [LC, Clean, Vegan, GF] main...And A Dash of Cinnamon

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you enjoy all the festivities you may have planned. Meanwhile, I’ve got the next post on Belize for you today! For most of the trip, we just lounged by the pool, kayaked in the ocean and played along the beach. For our last full day in Belize, we decided to go on an adventure. My companion wanted to rent a boat and go deep sea fishing and maybe do some snorkeling since he had never done anything like that before.

So, one night at dinner, we were talking to the manager asking if he knows anyone that can make this happen for us. He was like “Yeah I know a guy, I’ll make some calls”. Later, he comes up saying that he has found someone for us and that he’ll need to be paid in cash and that we’ll be going out the next day. My companion was like “Great! Let’s do this!”. At the end of dinner, the manager came back over and I mentioned that it was nice he had friends that would help us out and he goes, “Oh, he’s not really my friend.” and walked off.

I thought that was odd, but my guy friend did not. Then, I started to get paranoid. I was like “Holy shoot!” here we are, going to go off on some boat, with some unknown, non-friend, in the middle of the ocean…. We knew nothing else, not who was picking us up, where, or anything.

That night I snapchatted my mother and a friend (I had wifi so communicated through snapchat haha) to tell them that I was going on a boat in the ocean with other details just in case, lol.

The next morning, still freaking out a bit because of all the unknowns, we found the manager and he told us that the boat was waiting on the beach for us. As we approached, there was a man, fully covered top to bottom with a bandanna over his face so only his eyes were exposed. Yep, I freaked out internally a bit more. However, he was super super nice and was an excellent boat captain.

We spent the day fishing (caught a barracuda! which we later cooked up and ate), got to hang out on some guy’s private island for a while and went snorkling in the Belizean Barrier Reef (which is actually the largest living Barrier reef in the West). While snorkling, I got to see some amazing fish and coral, got to tickle a sting ray and even (more scary) got stalked by a barracuda while trying to make my way back to the boat. Talk about HEART POUNDING haha.

Overall, though it was an amazing day! As you know from my other posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), it was such an amazing trip. I’ve got one more cool story to talk about (my departure) and then I’ll just have to hope that you guys get to check out Belize for yourselves!

Now go bake yourself up some of these Brownie Bars and get to your holiday BBQ!

Chocolate PB Protein Brownie Bars [LC, Clean, Vegan, GF] ...And A Dash of Cinnamon

Chocolate PB Protein Brownie Bars [LC, Clean, Vegan, GF] ...And A Dash of Cinnamon
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Chocolate PB Protein Brownie Bars [LC, Clean, Vegan, GF]

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Bars ( or more if doing squares)
Author AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut flour
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • few dashes cinnamon
  • liquid of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 dish with parchment paper

  2. Mix your peanut flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl. 

  3. Slowly add your liquid of choice until a sticky batter forms

  4. Pour out onto the parchment paper and use your spatula to help form and pat down the batter.

  5. Place into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

  6. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice into either bars or squares in the size that you prefer. 

  7. Feel free to cool on a cooling rack. Place in an air-tight container once fully cooled.

Recipe Notes

If making this for a large crowd and prefer a 9x13, triple the recipe. 

I used water as my liquid of choice, I don't give exact measurements because it depends on the absorbency of your powders. You will likely need around 1/2 cup liquid.

Cut into bars for the bar form, cut into squares if you prefer the more traditional brownie shape.

Store extras in an airtight container once cooled. 

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