Enlightened Cooking: Chocolate Black Bean Power Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, & Easy--Allergy Free Option): "Chocolate Black Bean Power Bars (No-Bake)
Nutrition: Using Nutrition Data calculator, 1/8th of the recipe (1 bar) has 161 calories, 8.5 grams protein, 8.3 grams fiber, an 6.8 grams of sugar.
1 15-oz can unseasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup mashed, very ripe banana (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
1/3 cup (packed) raisins
2 tsp vanilla extract
9 packets stevia-blend powder packets (e.g. TruVia or PureVia)
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ (e.g., Kretschmer brand) (see my Gluten-Free Option below!)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
Optional: 2 tbsp bittersweet chocolate chips
Process the beans, banana, raisins, vanilla, and stevia in a food processor until very smooth. Add the wheat germ and flaxseed. Pulse until mixture is well-blended and comes together to form a dough. Transfer mixture to a cutting board. Shape into a log and cut into 8 equal pieces."