Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Many of us might feel the need for a protein boost from time to time to boost our strength or reserves. Protein bars are an easy and efficient way to get this boost, but if you're like me you might find not only that store-bought protein bars are expensive but that most of them don't really taste all that great — kinda funny, in fact, even if the strange taste is tolerable.

So I decided that there was nothing stopping me from making my own protein bars, with the help of an idea from my copy of Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury. Like a great many of the store-bought protein bars, these homemade bars feature the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter — with the much added benefit of being able to control the quality of all the ingredients that go into your protein bar. Moreover, these homemade chocolate and peanut butter protein bars coated with an extra layer of peanut butter and coconut oil are soft and smooth like a frosted brownie. They're tasty enough that you'll be inclined to eat them whether you feel the need for a protein boost or not!

Aside from all the good quality ingredients giving these protein bars a flavor boost, each 4-inch bar provides 16 grams of protein — as good as or even better than most of the store-bought bars.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Recipe by Lisa Turner

Adapted from Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook

Published on May 10, 2017

Delicious, soft and healthy homemade vegan chocolate and peanut butter protein bars frosted with a smooth layer of peanut butter and coconut oil — 16 grams of protein in every bar

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted
  • 1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted over medium-low heat
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 vegan chocolate protein powder (without whey)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Read the whole recipe on Lisa's Kitchen