Peanut butter Protein Bars
a healthy alternative to your favorite candy bar
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut chips
- 1/3 cup chocolate protein powder (I use garden of life)
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil
Add all of the ingredients together and blend in a food processor or blender. I use a ninja bullet.
Line a pan with parchment paper and place batter in pan.
Place pan in the freezer for half hour.
Heat the chocolate chips with the coconut oil and drizzle on top of bars then add coconut flakes.
Do you have a sweet tooth? I sure do.
Most days I find myself craving chocolate at least twice throughout the day. Because of my infinite love for chocolate, I have found myself trying to recreate my favorite “unhealthy” recipes into ones that are healthy and all-natural!
I mistakenly made these bars when an energy ball recipe went wrong and I have never been happier with an outcome. They’re packed with natural proteins and fats, making them perfect for a pre-workout or post-workout treat.
What I thought was going to be a minor disaster turned into my favorite things I have created thus far!
These bars are not only chocolate-y as heck, but they are packed with so many healthy fats.
These peanut butter chocolate protein bars are already a must have in my freezer and I am excited for you to try them.
I stick to a pretty high fat, low carb diet and these babies fit the mold completely.
If you are looking for a chocolate-y snack that isn’t unhealthy than these bars will quickly become your lifesavers!
I’m obsessed with these because they taste like a candy bar but are actually good for you! Part of the reason I love cooking so much is that it’s fun to show people that you can make healthy food taste even better than popular junk food.
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P.S. Want to check out another one of my smoothie recipes? Try my personal favorite – the “Adaptogenic Peanut Butter Power Smoothie.” Don’t know what adaptogens are? Check out my post “Everything You Need To Know About Adaptogens.” Let me know what you think!