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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. They provide a mood boost and sustained bursts of energy!

Categories Snack
Difficulty Easy
Keyword homemade chocolate peanut butter protein bars, homemade protein bars, protein bar recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 280 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder I like this vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. coconut oil divided
  • 3 tbsp almond milk plus more if needed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, chia seeds, protein powder, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon. Mix well.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and stir to combine until mixture is crumbly and peanut butter is evenly distributed.
  3. Add in the coconut oil, the almond milk, and honey and stir to incorporate. The mixture should be pretty sticky and moist (i.e. not dry and crumbly). If not, add a little more almond milk.
  4. Line a small, flat and rimmed dish, like a casserole dish, with parchment paper. Using a spoon, firmly press the mixture into the dish, making sure to press it evenly. This will be the thickness of the bars. Once the mixture is firmly pressed, put in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.
  5. While mixture is in the freezer, heat the chocolate morsels and remaining 1 tsp. coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until chocolate is smooth and liquidity.
  6. Remove the dish from the freezer. Keeping the oatmeal mixture on the parchment paper, lay on a flat surface. Slice into 8 even bars.
  7. Separate the bars slightly and drizzle the hot chocolate over with a spoon.
  8. Return the bars to the refrigerator in an airtight container and allow the chocolate to cool and set, about 5-10 minutes.
  9. To store, keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.7g20%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Sodium 6.2mg0%
Carbohydrates 18.5g6%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.