Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

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Protein is my “thing.”

So much so that I might even go as far as to say it my “thannnng.”

It keeps you full so you can avoid that whole ‘oh-my-gosh-I-am-so-hungry-I-could-eat-my-arm-right-now” feeling that sometimes happens between breakfast and lunch break.

I make sure that I include protein at all my meals (like at breakfast time with these Protein Pancakes) and even in my dessert eat-age (like with these Protein Brownies.)

And, now, I’m including it my (and hopefully your!) snack-age with some Chocolate Protein Bars.

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

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My love of chocolate started, well, at birth, but I didn’t realize just how well it paired with all things protein until it made its way into a Chocolate Protein Smoothie.

Really though, can chocolate make anything bad? It’s like bacon.  It’s always the right choice.

Especially when paired with chewy oats, crunchy almonds and creamy almond butter. I die.

The story of the quest for the perfect protein bar begins like all good stories begin: I was hungry. Like I-need-food-yesterday kind of hungry.

I rummaged through the cupboards and couldn’t find anything that sounded perfect for the give-me-sweet-but-also-give-me-healthy “food mood” that I was in.  I didn’t know what to do.   It was downright tragic, guys.

Sitting down in the middle of the kitchen floor, I began to ponder my options.  Do I go to the store and buy something?  Considering that I had deemed that day a “no makeup and no real pants” day, going out in public was definitely out of the question.  Side note: Like chocolate and bacon, pajamas are always the right choice.

Option 2: make something that fit exactly what I was craving.

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Thinking about the poor people that would be exposed to no makeup Taylor, I decided that option 2 was the only option.

And, guys, it was such a good life choice.

Into the oven went the easiest, one bowl mixture of Chocolate Almond Protein yum-ness, and out came heaven in a healthy, portable, snack-o-rific bar form.

Give-me-sweet-but-also-give-me-healthy “food moods,” you have met your match.

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Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

Taylor Kiser
Chocolate Protein Bars chock full of almonds – that you make at home. Gotta love that!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 1 bar
Calories 198.93 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 0.75 Quick Oats plus 2 tablespoons
  • 0.25 Brown Sugar
  • 3 Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Chocolate Protein Powder (Muscle Milk)
  • 0.25 Salt
  • 0.5 Cinnamon
  • 0.5 Slivered Almonds
  • 0.5 Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 0.5 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Almond Butter
  • 3 Honey
  • 1.5 Coconut Oil
  • 2 Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat you oven to 350°F and line a small baking dish (mine was 8×6) with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, protein powder, salt, cinnamon, slivered almonds and milk chocolate chips.  Toss to mix evenly.
  • In a small bowl, melt the almond butter, honey and coconut oil in the microwave. Stir in the vanilla and apple sauce.
  • Add the almond butter mixture into the oat mixture and mix until well combined. I find using your hands is the easiest.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, really pressing down to make sure the mixture is press up all against the sides and compacted as well as possible
  • Bake until the sides just start to pull away and darken, about 33-35 minutes .
  • Let cool completely before lifting the parchment out of the pan and slicing.
  • Bars can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days, and then stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 198.93kcalCarbohydrates: 24.1gProtein: 4.55gFat: 10.6gSaturated Fat: 3.45gSodium: 92.13mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 15.33g
Keyword Almonds, Baked, Chocolate, Family Meals and Snacks, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Snacks
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