No Bake Cheesecake Cookie Dough Bars (recipe included)

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So, I’ve been messing around with new recipes in the kitchen lately, trying to find the perfect combination of sweet & healthy. With all of my kitchen creations, I try to keep the recipes as clean as possible, without taking away from the taste.  I think I nailed it with this one. Try it out!

For the cookie dough layer:

– 1 Can drained/rinsed Chickpeas
– 1/4 Cup Almond or Peanut Butter
– 2 Scoops flavored Protein Powder (I used cappuccino flavor — vanilla would work just fine!)
– 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
– 2 TBSP cinnamon
– 1/4 Cup Coconut or Oat Flour
– 1/4 Cup Honey (or any kind of sweetener)
– 2oz Raw Cocoa Nibs (or mini chocolate chips!)
– 2 TBSP PB2 (kind of powdered peanut butter — if you haven’t tried this, you’re missing out. Perfect for baking and for making smoothies)

1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor. It will form a dough like mixture.
2. Line a rectangular dish with wax paper and spread the mixture on the bottom of the pan.
3. Next Step — THE CHEESECAKE MIX!

– 8oz Greek Cream Cheese (reg cream cheese is fine)
– 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
– 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
– 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
– 2 TBSP Honey (or any kind of sweetener)
– then I added a little more PB2 to my cheesecake mix, because I love peanut butter 🙂

1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor until creamy. Be sure to scrape the sides and get everything mixed up realllllll nice.
2. Spread the cheesecake mixture on top of your cookie dough mix.
3. Freeze for a few hours, until it’s firm.
4. Remove from freezer, cut into bars and devour!

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