Coconut & Chocolate, Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Delicious no bake coconut chocolate protein bars made with simple ingredients like oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and your favourite protein powder. These healthy coconut and chocolate protein bars are packed with healthy fats, easy to customize and a great homemade snack to have on hand!

Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
      • 2 tablespoons Wilson’s coconut oil
      • 1/3 cup honey (use coconut palm syrup if vegan)
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder*
      • 1 cup oats
      • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
      • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips + 1 teaspoon Wilson’s coconut oil
      • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
      • Optional: 1/3 cup dried tart cherries (or dried fruit of choice)
      • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling

      Instructions

      • Heat peanut butter, coconut oil, honey and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Mix together until well combined and smooth, then remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
      • Stir in protein powder until smooth, then fold in oats, chia seeds, coconut and dried cherries, if using. Place in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
      • Add chocolate chips and coconut in a small saucepan and place over low heat until melted. Drizzle over the tops of the bars. Sprinkle with sea salt.
      • Place in fridge for 1 hour before removing from pan and cutting into 10 bars or squares. Store bars in fridge tightly wrapped or in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

      Recipe Notes

      *If you don’t have any protein powder on hand, feel free to add almond flour instead and mix it in until a soft dough forms.

      To keep these bars vegan: Use a vegan protein powder and coconut palm syrup, maple syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey.

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