I am back today with a new cooking video! I teamed up again today with fellow weight-loss champ Justin Weber to bring you this SUPER easy and delicious low calorie recipe. We are back today making a spin on an indulgent dessert! Today we’re making paleo chocolate pecan bars! This is not only yummy but packed with protein! Justin and I have lost a WHOPPING 400 + pounds when you combine our weight-loss numbers together! Justin and I met online after we were both featured in the Kenosha Newspaper for our significant weight-loss. Justin has lost a total of 175 pounds by changing his eating habits and incorporating exercise. He has an instagram where he shows off his cooking skills and shares low calorie vegetarian and vegan recipes.
You can find him on instagram @gettinghealthy_on_goodfood
Let me know if you want me to do more videos like this in the future in the comments below! It was awesome having Justin on today and learning a quick low calorie recipe! I love you guys!
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7 pitted dates
½ cup unsalted, natural nut butter
1 ½ cups unsalted pecan halves, divided
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegan chocolate chips
¼ cup unsalted nut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Add dates and almond butter to a food processor. Blend until mixture forms a sticky mixture. About 1 minute. Add in 1 cup pecans and salt. Blend until the pecans are fully-incorporated and mixture can be pinched and hold a shape. Add in remaining ½ cup pecans. Pulse processor a few times until pecans are incorporated with pieces still visible. Pour and pack mixture into pan.
Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler. Add in the 1/4 cup nut butter along with vanilla. Pour over pecan base. Top with pecans, flake salt, and chocolate pieces. Freeze for 10-20 min until chocolate firms. Remove using the parchment, cut, and enjoy!!!