Chess Squares are one of my all time favorite desserts and today, I happened to be experimenting in the kitchen and accidentally made a THM version! I didn’t realize it, but after I tasted the final product I was like, “wow this is good, and it reminds me of something…what is it…Oh my word! It’s a Chess Bar!”
I was in the mood for a white chocolate brownie but since I have yet to succeed in making a THM white chocolate, I relinquished that dream and decided to add caramel extract and Swanson’s Whey Protein Powder as the main flavors. I was pleasantly surprised! The inside remained moist and gooey while the top was satisfyingly crispy (like a Chess Bar)! Not too mention this thing is FULL of protein! Ha!
The reason I didn’t name these guys “THM Chess Bars” is simply because, well they’re just not Chess Bars. 😉 But I think the title White Caramel Brownies is more than appropriate.
If you don’t have the sweeteners I used, here is the THM Sweetener Conversion Chart that should help out! Also, I do encourage you to use finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes. I use this brand and LOVE it! I think it helps with consistency. (Jen Saves Tip: Buying the coconut flakes in bulk, like on Amazon, makes them less expensive per bag. I go through the bags super fast too!)
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup Finely Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- ¼ Cup Oats, Ground into Powder
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- ½ Cup 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Scoop (1/4 Cup) Swansons Whey Protein Powder
- ⅓ to ½ Cup Truvia (I used ½ Cup and it turned out very very sweet)
- 3 Tiny Scoops Now Better Stevia Extract Powder
- ¾ tsp. Baking Powder
- Dash of Salt
- Almost ½ tsp. Caramel Extract
- Mix all together in a mixing bowl. I just used a fork, no need for electric mixer.
- Either grease well or use parchment paper in 8x8 pan.
- Bake 300 for about 20 minutes or until slightly brown. If you use a knife to check, the knife should come out a little messy. You don't want to overcook the brownies and want them a little gooey still. 🙂
- Let cool then store in a container in the fridge.