Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars



Why not start the week out right with some homemade peanut butter protein bars to get your self on track with your goals! These are simple, no bake, delicious protein bars that your whole family will definitely enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup natural creamy peanut butter

  • ¼ cup honey (or coconut palm syrup)

  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal

  • 1/2 cup of vanilla or plain protein powder

  • 2.5 ounces 85% dark chocolate bar

  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix together peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla together until smooth. Add in ground flaxseed meal and protein powder of choice. Use a spoon to mix together until you can’t anymore, then use clean hands to help work together. The batter should be similar to cookie dough.

  2. Press into an 8x4 inch pan lined with parchment paper.

  3. Make the chocolate layer by adding 2.5 ounces of dark chocolate to a small saucepan and melting until completely smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and tilt the pan so that the chocolate covers the peanut butter layer entirely.

  4. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes-1 hour before slicing into 10 bars or squares (either works but I love squares the most). Store covered in the fridge until ready to eat. Bars will keep for up to two weeks!

Recipe and Photo courtesy of: Ambitious Kitchen

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