Quest Bar Turtle Candy Squares


Ingredients

Pretzel Layer
1¼ cups pretzels
1T coconut oil
2T unsweetened almond milk

Caramel Layer
6 medjool dates
1T unsweetened almond milk

Chocolate Layer

Toppings
Pecans
2T melted white chocolate, optional

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a mini loaf pan, or a pan similar in size to a 2"x5", with parchment paper.

2. Place pretzels in a food processor and blend until mixture turns into crumbs. Pour crumbs into a mixing bowl and add the protein powder, oil, and milk. Stir until all crumbs are coated and stick together when pressed down. Pour this mixture into loaf pan and press down with your fingers, forming a crust.

3. Combine all of the caramel layer ingredients in a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, or until dates soften, then mash down to make a thick paste. Spoon this mixture on top of pretzel crust and smooth down.

4. Cut the quest bars in half and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Flatten each quest bar piece slightly with your fingers then mold them on top of the caramel layer. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes then slice into 8 squares. Top with melted white chocolate and pecans.

Makes 8 servings
1 serving is 1 candy square

Macros for 1 serving
136 calories, 6g protein, 22.8g carbs, 17.5 net carbs, 5.3g fiber, 11g sugar, 5g fat




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