When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake.
Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run.
But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate mint power pucks that also happen have 10 grams of protein and a mere 135 calories per puck, wouldn’t you do the same?
I used my 4-Ingredient 100% Flax Power Muffins as a very loose guide to begin, but then took multiple twists and turns, most notably with the addition of plant-based protein powder and a double dose of chocolate (cocoa powder + semisweet chocolate chips).
And then there’s the mint. Chocolate + mint = joy. Make that JOY. Nevertheless, if (a) you are not a mint person; or (b) you end up making these pucks so many times that you need to change things up, you can always leave out the mint extract or add in another flavor such as espresso powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or, heck, all three.
Now pardon me, I’m off to cool down with an iced coffee and one of these cookies, I hope you are living up the remainder of the weekend!