High Protein Ghost Brownies Recipe

High Protein Ghost Brownies Recipe

Spooky Season is now upon us and what better way is there to get into the Halloween spirit than with some scarily delicious high protein ghost brownies?

 

Ingredients:

For the Brownie Base:

1 cup black beans (canned, drained, and rinsed)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup chocolate protein powder

1/4 cup almond butter (or your preferred nut butter)

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (for sweetness)

1 egg (or a flax egg for a vegan option - 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

 

For the Ghostly Topping:

1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt for a vegan option)

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth

 

Method:

Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 175°C and grease an 8x8-inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

Step 2 - In a blender, combine the black beans, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, almond butter, honey (or maple syrup), egg (or flax egg), vanilla extract, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Step 3 - If you're using them, fold in the dark chocolate chips into the brownie batter.

Step 4 - Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Step 5 - Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out mostly clean. The exact baking time may vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking. Remember that the brownies will continue to firm up as they cool.

Step 6 - Once the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in the baking dish for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7 - While the brownies are cooling, melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.

Step 8 - Once the brownies are completely cool, use a ghost-shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut them into ghost shapes.

Step 9 - Dip each ghost-shaped brownie into the melted white chocolate, coating them evenly. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.

Step 10 - Place the chocolate-covered brownies on a parchment paper-lined tray or plate. While the white chocolate is still wet, add mini chocolate chips or use melted dark chocolate to create eyes and mouths for the ghosts. You can get creative with the ghost faces!

Step 11 - Let the white chocolate set by placing the brownies in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 12 - Once the chocolate has hardened, your high-protein ghost brownies are ready to be enjoyed!

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