Updated: May 25
Makes 24 Bars, 10 grams of protein each.
Let's talk about protein bars! Because we usually associate them with exercise we're tempted to believe that every sugar-loaded, artificially flavored, lemon cake Whatcha-ma-call-it is actually doing something good for our bodies. Of course, we know deep down it's not true, but the fact remains it can be hard to get the protein intake we're looking for through a healthy medium that's as quick and easy to grab as the grocery store option.
This delicious and guilt-free recipe has roughly 10 grams of protein per bar. It's sweetened primarily with raw honey and is packed full of healthy proteins and grains.
We recommend using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips and sugar-free almond butter to keep the sugar content as low as possible.
The great thing about this recipe is there's a lot of room to play around with so try adding different nuts or dried fruits, and feel free to replace the almond
butter with peanut butter for a more salty/savory option.
Now then, on with the recipe...
•5c Rice Crisps
•4c Rolled Oats
•1c Raw, chopped Almonds (Or substitute)
•2c Almond butter
•1-1/3c Raw Honey
•16oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
•1tsp. Peppermint Flavor
Start by melting your chocolate in a medium saucepan on low heat. Stir continuously, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan.
After the chocolate is melted stir in your Honey, Almond Butter, Pumpkin Seed Powder, and Peppermint Flavor. Remove from the heat once everything is well blended.
Measure out the Rice Crisps, Rolled Oats, and Almonds into a large mixing bowl, give them a stir, then pour your chocolate mixture in while it's still warm. Blend it well. (Hint: you may need to mix with your hands)
Pour out the mixture onto a large greased baking sheet, spread evenly and press it down. The size of your baking sheet will determine how thick your bars turn out but we will still be cutting them into 24 equal parts.
Cut your bars into 6 rows on the long side and 4 rows on the short side to get an even 24 bars.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from the fridge and wrap the bars individually so they're easy to grab later on. Store in the refrigerator.
The bars will also be fine at room temperature or in a lunch bag but will probably turn into a melty mess if left in a hot car too long.
We hope you love this simple recipe as much as we do and that you continue to dedicate yourself to fuel your body in a healthy way!
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Take care, and plant good seeds! :)