Sweet buttery and doughy chocolate chip cookie dough bars. Packed with protein and fiber, these bars make for the perfect pick-me-up or pre-workout snack. They are also great for dessert and satisfying your cookie cravings!
If the name doesn’t sound enticing enough, let me tell you more about these delicious chocolate chip cookie dough bars! For starters, they don’t taste healthy for a second. And after taking a bite, you will soon find that you are not missing Chips Ahoy AT ALL! The flavors are melt-in-your-mouth worthy – buttery, cakey, gooey cookie all in one, loaded with chocolatey chips in each bite. And the texture, oh the texture! Moist, dense, and just straight up perfection y’all. There are no words!
While you can easily use normal all-purpose flour and brands of jello pudding and chocolate chips that are not gluten-free, I wanted to share this gluten-free version for all my gluten-free friends out there. I have made them the “normal” way and the gluten-free way, and honestly I don’t taste a difference!
WHAT YOU NEED
- Garbanzo beans
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Light butter
- Vanilla extract
- Zero calorie granulated sweetener – I use Splenda granulated sweetener
- Sugar free jello pudding mix – I used Simply Delish vanilla (sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan)
- Gluten free flour – I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 gluten-free baking flour
- Mini chocolate chips – I used Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
WHAT TO EAT WITH
There is no wrong answer here! These bars taste amazing on their own, so feel free to pack up on the go and eat like a protein bar. They also make as a great topping to yogurt bowls! Here are some other ideas:
- Crumbled on top of protein fluff or ice cream
- Paired with fruit and yogurt for a balanced snack/breakfast
- With cream cheese or nut butter on top (SO GOOD)
- On top of a yogurt bowl or jello yogurt bowl
HOW TO STORE
Once bars have cooled, place them in the refrigerator overnight. This will allow the flavors to come out more and bring about a more buttery flavor. The moisture also allows the bars to become more dense and gooey, like a doughy chocolate chip cookie!
CAN YOU FREEZE?
Yes! If you plan to freeze, let the bars cool, then cut into 8 bars. Wrap each bar individually in wax paper then place all the bars in a freezer-safe ziplock bag. The bars will stay good for 3-4 months.
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