Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

Ah, chocolate… who doesn’t love chocolate? Energy… who doesn’t love having energy? Right? Busy moms like me need energy, that’s for sure!

Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

The problem with chocolate is that while it provides a quick boost, it typically follows with an energy crash. The right mix of protein, carbs and fats can give your body a longer-lasting source of energyAdding protein to these chocolate chip cookie brownies provides the key ingredient to keep me feeling energized, full and satisfied.

I made this recipe with Premier Protein’s Chocolate Milkshake flavor, but you can use your favorite chocolate protein powder as well.

I decided to make a delicious batch of Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies. These brownies serve as a terrific snack to boost my energy for the rest of the day. It’s been a good lunch “dessert” for the kids to keep up with their online learning a well. Here is my recipe.

Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate chocolate protein powder

1 cup all-purpose flour

1.5 cups brown sugar

2/3 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cake pan (I used a 9×13) with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into the lined cake pan. Smooth out into one even layer.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  7. Then turn off the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into bars and serving. Enjoy!

Nothing satisfies like protein. Want fewer hunger pangs? Protein takes longer to digest, so it naturally makes you feel fuller for longer.  Great news if you’re watching your weight or prone to frequent snacking like I am. Just remember to eat in moderation. I limit myself to only one a day.

Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate Premier Protein Whey Powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cake pan with parchment paper. I used a 9×13)

  3. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into the lined cake pan. Smooth out into one even layer.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  7. Then turn off the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into bars and serving. Enjoy!

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Tiara

    I am going to have to give these a shot. I am always looking for protein bars, but I am not a big fan of them. I bet if I make them like brownies, I can trick my mind 😉 lol

  2. Angelic Sinova

    These Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Bars looks absolutely AMAZING! I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe this weekend <3

  3. mykidsguide

    That looks so good! I’ve never tried baking with Whey Powder.

  4. Megan Elford

    They look delicious! I love brownies, and having the added protein can’t hurt, lol! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe in the near future!

  5. CourtneyLynne

    Omg these sound great!!! I’m a milk hater so protein shakes are a no to me. Bars and cookies are what I like before I hit the gym 🙂

  6. Danielle K

    Oh wow these look absolutely amazing! I’ve never tried cooking with protein powder, but I’m totally going to now.

  7. sharon phillips

    They sound pretty yummy. I have never eaten any kinds of protein bars or drinks. Those I would try.

  8. Jacob Fu

    That looks delicious! I’m a sucker for anything dark chocolate. Going to have to dry to make these.

  9. Kiwi

    My dad needs to make these! He is on a super health and workout kick and I know he would enjoy these!

  10. Those look so chewy and decadent!! I’m always trying to add more protein in my diet and this is a delicious way to do so!

  11. coolchillmom

    These look hot and goey!! soooo goood! I need to get baking!

  12. Miranda (myrabev)

    I love chocolate and I love protein bars so great combination and since I am always reaching for unhealthy snacks this would do me good

  13. Oh these look and sound delicious! My teen always needs a quick protein snack, and this looks like it might be perfect for her when she’s on the go.

  14. Stephanie

    That looks amazing! I was just sitting here trying to figure out what to have for breakfast…now I’m even hungrier! (It’s okay to have brownies for breakfast, right?)

  15. Elizabeth H.

    Such a good recipe!! Love that they are CHOCOLATE! LOL

  16. Amber Ludwig

    Oooh so since they are protein packed I can eat them and not worry about the “chocolate” and “cookie” part right?!?! PERFECT!!! Can’t wait to try them!!

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