Raw Vegan Chocolate Protein Tarts & GIVEAWAY

Who's interested in a creamy raw vegan no-bake gluten free chocolate protein tart? That's a mouthful, eh? I'm so excited to share today's recipe with you along another awesome giveaway that is open to Canada and the USA!

These tarts are deceiving - they look rich and decadent, like something you'd only eat for dessert BUT you could eat these for breakfast or enjoy half of a tart for a snack. They're low in sugar and are filled with plant protein.


Earlier this year I was in Kelowna, BC to teach a raw food class and visit one of my best friends. When she took me to her favourite health food store, I discovered a new line of vegan energy bars from a company called PowerPlant (which is located in Kelowna). I bought the Chocolate Veggie Bar and LOVED it! I was impressed with everything from the ingredients to the flavour and the texture. It was semi-soft and chewy, not too sweet, chocolatey, and satisfying. I'm picky when it comes to bars. I don't want anything that's full of soy, whey, sugar, or unhealthy oil (there are way too many of those on the market). I'm typically not a fan of brown rice protein based bars either as I don't like the texture and don't digest them very well. I made sure to pick up some more bars before leaving the city as I wasn't sure where else I could find them... Fast forward a few months. I was excited to see the PowerPlant bars and protein powder in my local health food store! I had to contact the company about doing a giveaway for you because I really like to spread the word about a good product when I see it.

It just so happened that Martin, the owner, was here in Victoria for business recently so I had the chance to meet up with him and learn more about what he's doing. His mission is to create the best plant based bars and protein powers on the market. With a chef background I can see why the bars are so delicious and he has a team of dieticians and a holistic nutritionist to scrutinize every ingredient that makes its way into the products. He also told me about an experiment he did on himself where he ONLY ate the PowerPlant products for 10 days straight. He enjoyed 3 bars and the protein powder mixed with unsweetened almond milk daily and felt amazing!

PowerPlant Whole Foods has 6 different energy bars (with anywhere from 8-14 grams of protein each) and 2 protein powders, all made with whole food ingredients and pumpkin seed protein (which is a complete protein and easier to digest than other protein powders) blended with three sprouted seeds. All PowerPlants Products are *Raw *Organic *Gluten Free *Vegan *Peanut Free *Paleo Friendly *Grain Free. You can read more details about the products HERE.

Four of the bars are covered in semi-sweet chocolate marking them a little more decadent: chocolate coconut bar, chocolate veggie bar, coconut almond veggie bar, and chocolate fruit bar (even still they're not too sweet). The other two bars are: coconut bare bar and almond veggie bare bar.

I absolutely love that the bars contain ingredients like veggies (carrots, spinach, broccoli, kale, and beets), along with pumpkin seed protein powder, sprouted flax, sprouted quinoa, coconut, chia, tapioca syrup, cacao powder, almond butter, and pumpkin seed oil.

You can find the bars in stores across Canada (they ship to the US too) BUT you can save 30% by ordering through their website with my code: SWEET (you receive FREE shipping on orders over $70). This makes it cheaper than buying them in the store (I get no kick back, they just simply wanted to offer my readers a deal).

Check out these protein powders. I love how natural and simple they are. They do NOT contain any sugar!!!! It's so hard to find protein powders that don't have any sweetener added to them.

Garden Veggies, Sprouted Seeds, and Pumpkin Seed Protein consists of pumpkin protein powder, carrot powder, sprouted flax, chia, sprouted red quinoa flour, spinach, broccoli, kale, and beets.

Apple, Berries, Sprouted Seeds, and Pumpkin Seed Protein consists of pumpkin protein, apple, sprouted flax, sprouted chia, sprouted red quinoa flour, blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry.

Again, You can find the bars/protein powder in stores across Canada (they ship to the US too) BUT you can save 30% by ordering through their website with my code: SWEET (you receive FREE shipping on orders over $70).

I used both the bars and the protein powder to create these rich, yet healthy chocolate tarts! I used the "bare" bars (the ones without any chocolate covering) to create the crust, and used the berry protein powder to create the creamy filling.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Protein Tarts

Makes 3

Crust

4 PowerPlant "bare" bars*

1/2 tablespoon water

Break or chop the bars into pieces and add to a food processor along with the water. Grind to fine, moist crumbs. Press into the bottom/sides of 3, 4" tart pans with removable bottoms. Set aside.

*I used both the coconut and the almond veggie bar. Make sure to order off their website and receive 30% off and free shipping over $70 using my code: SWEET.

Filling

1 cup raw cashew pieces

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup PowerPlant protein powder*

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Blend the cashews and water until smooth in a high speed blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste. Add 1-2 drops of stevia if desired. Pour into the crusts (you'll have a bit left over to eat). Place into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Push the tarts out of the pans (wiggle a butter knife between the ring and the plate in the bottom).

*Or protein powder of your choice, however since this one is unsweetened so you may want to omit the sweetener entirely if your protein is sweetened.

I garnished with my raw caramel sauce tossed with some pumpkin seeds. See my caramel recipe HERE.

Giveaway Time!

PowerPlant is giving away 2 sampler packages with each of their bars and both of the protein powders! You have 2 chances to win. Enter here in this post and also on my Instagram. This contest is open to residents of Canada and the USA.

To Enter:

  1. Leave a comment below answering this question: What do you like to make with protein powder? (I'll go first. I love to make smoothies and puddings with protein powder).
  2. Bonus entry: Subscribe to my blog (near the top right hand side). Leave a second comment saying "Subscribed".
  3. The winner will be contacted via email on Saturday November 11th and will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address in order to receive their prize.

Good luck!

Note: This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own. I don't get any kind of kickback from the discount code that I've shared with you. I only ever share products with you that I truly love and use myself.

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85 Comments
  1. Brenda Penton
    November 6, 2017 at 23:53
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    I like to make smoothies, waffles, pancakes, and protein bars.

    • John Rokas
      November 13, 2017 at 01:27
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      WAFFLES SMOOTHIES, PANCAKES,SMOOTHIES AND MIXED IN ALL OF MY GRAIN BOWLS. jOHN ROKAS

  2. Brenda Penton
    November 6, 2017 at 23:54
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    I am subscribed

  3. Rhiannon
    November 6, 2017 at 23:58
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    Smoothies & mixed into oatmeal! :)

  4. Moll j
    November 7, 2017 at 00:00
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    Great post, I'm so inspired! I've only ever used protein powder in my smoothies, but I'm definitely going to start putting it in desserts now too!

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 17:59
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      Thank you! Yeah its such a fun and tasty way to eat protein :))

  5. Moll j
    November 7, 2017 at 00:02
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    Subscribed!

  6. Diane
    November 7, 2017 at 00:03
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    We add protein powder to our smoothies every day.

  7. Diane
    November 7, 2017 at 00:03
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    Subscribed

  8. Lisa
    November 7, 2017 at 00:05
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    I use protein powder in green smoothies and òvernight oats!

  9. Evelyn Lehmann
    November 7, 2017 at 00:15
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    I love SMOOTHIES with protein powder! They are uber delicious, and can be used as a low-calorie, healthy meal! Yummers! I've never had puddings with it, though. Sounds good! Subscribed, by the way. How could I say no??? Awesome recipes! I want to try that matcha cheesecake!

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 18:01
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      Thank you so much! I hope you give some of the recipes a try :))

  10. Kaylea mould
    November 7, 2017 at 00:21
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    Protein pancakes! Protein smoothies! I've been subscribed!!!

  11. Kimmy Ripley
    November 7, 2017 at 00:21
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    I am a smoothie bowl ADDICT and I always try to add protein powder to my smoothies.

  12. Kimmy Ripley
    November 7, 2017 at 00:22
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    subscribed

  13. Angela Kuzara
    November 7, 2017 at 01:18
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    Love to add protein powder to smoothies, but also add some into baked goods like muffins, brownies, pancakes/waffles :)

  14. Angela Kuzara
    November 7, 2017 at 01:19
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    Subscribed!

  15. Lisa Grinberg
    November 7, 2017 at 01:20
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    In smoothies, oats and puddings

  16. Jendria
    November 7, 2017 at 01:28
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    I make raw, vegan chocolate brownies.

  17. November 7, 2017 at 02:46
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    I love to make smoothies with protein powder!

  18. Anamaria Angel
    November 7, 2017 at 03:49
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    I love adding protein powder to my nice creams and raw vegan bliss ball recipes 😊 Already subscribed 💖 Much love ! XOXO

  19. Anamaria Angel
    November 7, 2017 at 03:52
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    I love adding protein powders to my nice cream and raw vegan bliss ball recipes ☺ Already subscribed and always enjoy seeing what other great recipes you come up with next 💖 Much love ! XOXO

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 17:50
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      Thank you so much Anamaria! <3

  20. November 7, 2017 at 04:46
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    I love using protein powder in so many things! I love to add a chocolate protein powder to a chocolate banana ice cream, as well as make my own versions of protein bars with tahini, coconut flour, matcha, turmeric and a vanilla protein powder. I like to keep these in the freezer and either break up onto smoothie bowls or cover in melted chocolate for a dessert! So many fun things!

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 17:50
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      Yumm your protein bars sound so delicious and healing Kendra!!!

  21. November 7, 2017 at 04:47
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    Already Subscribed!

  22. Philia
    November 7, 2017 at 06:47
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    I make protein cookies! I also love mixing my protein powder in with my oatmeal/muesli, it really is very versatile!

  23. Philia
    November 7, 2017 at 06:48
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    Subscribed

  24. Rena
    November 7, 2017 at 07:35
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    Smoothies!!!!

  25. Annamarie V
    November 7, 2017 at 08:51
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    I like to make protein shakes my favorite thing to add to them is chia seeds it makes it thicker.

  26. Annamarie V
    November 7, 2017 at 08:52
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    I subscribed

  27. Araceli del Rio
    November 7, 2017 at 10:18
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    I love to add protein powders to smoothies, and love the idea of adding them to deserts, like homemade chocolates (or these tarts!)

  28. Araceli del rio
    November 7, 2017 at 10:23
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    Subscribed

  29. mollyparnis
    November 7, 2017 at 10:24
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    We use protein powder to make raw cacoa smoothies for breakfast every morning. My husband has gotten better than me at making them so I get the pleasure of having a custom smoothie served to me each day.

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 17:52
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      How awesome! What a great husband!! :D

  30. mollyparnis
    November 7, 2017 at 10:24
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    subscribed

  31. Maureen Sutherland Weiser
    November 7, 2017 at 12:28
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    I love to add protein powder to my energy balls and pancakes and waffles!

    • sweet_raw
      November 7, 2017 at 17:52
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      I love the idea of adding protein to pancakes!!

  32. Maureen Sutherland Weiser
    November 7, 2017 at 12:29
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    Subscribed!

  33. Diana Rickert
    November 7, 2017 at 12:39
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    I make protein ice cream and also sprinkle powder on my popcorn :)

  34. stacey
    November 7, 2017 at 15:26
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    What do you like to make with protein powder? Protein shakes & smoothies

  35. stacey
    November 7, 2017 at 15:27
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    subscribed

  36. miranda
    November 7, 2017 at 16:31
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    I love to make smoothies

  37. miranda
    November 7, 2017 at 16:32
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    Subscribed :-)

  38. Shelby
    November 7, 2017 at 17:32
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    I love to make a breakfast smoothie every morning!

  39. Angela
    November 7, 2017 at 19:00
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    Smoothies

  40. TiuBC
    November 7, 2017 at 19:40
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    In my smoothies 😋!!!

  41. Chelsea Carroll
    November 7, 2017 at 22:16
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    Vanilla protein is a must've in my morning smoothies!

  42. Kristin
    November 7, 2017 at 23:54
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    I love to make smoothies, energy bites and pancakes!!

  43. November 8, 2017 at 00:23
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    I use vanilla protein powder in matcha overnight oats that area my go-to breakfast on the run. Also for an iced maca almond milk drink. I've been wanting to make some protein energy balls but haven't had time to try something new/ experimental lately.

    • sweet_raw
      November 8, 2017 at 01:48
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      Yummm Im getting hungry reading your comment!

  44. November 8, 2017 at 00:32
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    Subscribed! For a while now. Love this blog 💖

  45. Tracy Harrison
    November 8, 2017 at 00:45
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    Already Subscribed and love receiving your awesome recipes. I love adding protein powder to my cacao medicinal balls - full of healing ingredients like tumeric powder, moringa, spirulina, bee pollen and yummy ingredients like nut and seed butters, coconut, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, almond meal, hemp hearts, etc... Also love putting it in raw fudge and other desserts. Thanks for your inspiring posts. Love and light from Salt Spring Island

    • sweet_raw
      November 8, 2017 at 02:02
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      Your medicinal balls sound divine! You're from Salt Spring - I just went there for the first time this summer and loved it! I want to go back soon :D

  46. Paula Kavanagh
    November 8, 2017 at 00:47
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    I am still experimenting with protein powders outside of smotthie’s. But I have used some in my muffin recipes and in a brownie recipe lately!

  47. Sara
    November 8, 2017 at 01:13
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    Smoothies, overnight oats and brownies!

  48. Kelsey
    November 8, 2017 at 04:53
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    PAncakes!!! I'm a sucker for pancakes made with protein powder and energy bites!

  49. Shazia
    November 8, 2017 at 05:00
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    In smoothies and nice creams. Already subscribed!

  50. Jeta
    November 8, 2017 at 06:04
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    I like protein baked goods like this one. It’s like the protein is hidden in deliciousness :)

  51. Suzanne Favot
    November 8, 2017 at 13:01
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    I love making bite sized energy balls. I LIVE on those haha I’m subscribed :)

  52. Renee Ross
    November 8, 2017 at 13:19
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    I love making smoothies, pancakes and muffins!

  53. Paige
    November 8, 2017 at 14:04
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    I love to make smoothies with protein powder and also hot drinks such as Golden Tumeric Milk and Hot Chocolate.

  54. Jen L
    November 8, 2017 at 19:11
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    protein chocolate bars!

  55. Jen L
    November 8, 2017 at 19:11
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    already subscribed :)

  56. Kathleen
    November 9, 2017 at 04:31
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    I use it in smoothies, stir into cottage cheese and some baked goods!

  57. Kathleen
    November 9, 2017 at 04:32
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    already subscribed 😊

  58. November 9, 2017 at 20:34
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    I love making protein cheesecakes and protein packed ice creams for healthier versions of my favorite treats!

    • sweet_raw
      November 10, 2017 at 18:56
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      Yummm protein cheesecake sounds delicious!!

  59. Daylan Davalos
    November 9, 2017 at 23:02
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    I love to make energy balls and bars with my protein powder! Ooo and also oats/overnight oats!! :)

  60. Daylan Davalos
    November 9, 2017 at 23:04
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    Subscribed! :)

  61. Maria A.
    November 10, 2017 at 00:04
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    I love to use protein powder on smoothies and raw desserts! I'm exploring new recipes to use protein powder with. I love following your recipes! :) *subscribed*

    • sweet_raw
      November 10, 2017 at 18:57
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      Thanks Maria! :)

  62. Jenny Sawyer
    November 10, 2017 at 02:51
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    I always put protein powder in my smoothies and bliss balls.

  63. Jenny Sawyer
    November 10, 2017 at 02:53
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    Already suscribed

  64. Linda
    November 10, 2017 at 15:03
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    I like to make cakes and brownies with protein powder.

  65. Linda
    November 10, 2017 at 15:04
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    Subscribed.

  66. Gina
    November 10, 2017 at 16:16
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    I use protein powder on my smoothies, my baked goods and sometimes I just sprinkle it over oats.

  67. Gina
    November 10, 2017 at 16:21
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    Subscribed

  68. judith
    November 13, 2017 at 16:40
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    overnight oats

  69. Anamaria Angel
    November 14, 2017 at 04:27
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    I enjoy adding protein powder to my smoothie bowls, nice cream, pancakes, and oatmeal’s ☺ Already subscribed 💖 Much love ! XOXO

  70. Casey the College Celiac
    November 18, 2017 at 01:19
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    I love adding protein powder to my banana ice cream!

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