Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Homemade Peanut butter Protein Bars

This recipe makes 16 square bars.

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The Perfect Serving Size

I really fancied doing some healthy baking experimenting the other evening and wanted to try making some protein bars.
This is my first attempt, so please bare with me, I may be doing some amended and tweaked versions over the next few weeks whilst I keep experimenting!

 

You will make the bars in 2 layers as per the below.

Ingredients
Bottom Layer:

100g of oats

50g desiccated coconut

25g of maple syrup/sugar free syrups

150g almond milk

50g protein powder (I used MyProtein Golden Syrup flavoured, but you can use any flavour!)

1 tablespoon of sweetener (I used Truvia)

Optional: 100g of dates (I didn’t use dates this time as I didn’t have any in the cupboard!)

Top layer:
50g of peanut/almond butter (try to choose a make that uses whole ingredients, no added nasties!) I would recommend Pip and Nut or Meridian.

6 unsalted rice cakes (broken up into little pieces) OR you could use brown rice puffed Β cereal instead)

25g of protein powder

25g organic maple syrup or honey

90% dark chocolate (20g melted)

To Make:

Prepare a rectangular baking tray by lining it with some baking paper.

Blend all the ingredients in the bottom layer together and press onto the baking tray to form a base layer. If you find the mixture isn’t sticking well, you can add a little more milk or maple syrup.

Next, mix all the ingredients together in the top layer (except the chocolate) in a small dish and heat the mixture using a bain-marie style of heating until well combined and smooth (heat some water in a saucepan on a gentle heat, put the dish with the ingredients over the heat and melt).

Pour this mixture over the base layer and spread well using the back of a spoon.

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If you want to use more chocolate on top – feel free!

Now melt the dark chocolate (I used the same dish that I had just used for the top layer) over the heated saucepan and then smother over the mixture. You can use different chocolate instead of 90%. Try to keep it dark – 75% and above.

Put in the fridge to set for a few hours or if you are short on time, place in the freezer to set quickly.

Once set, cut into bars and enjoy! I made 16 bars with these ingredients.

 

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Store in a sealed container in the fridge – although I am not sure sure how long these will last for!!

Enjoy and share with friends!

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