Here is my chocolatiest protein bar ever!
I made these for the first time for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Such an awesome place we saw so much wildlife and had an awesome time hiking around! They were a little melty for a long hike in the sun, but we sooo enjoyed them at the top anyway. These are a favorite so let me know how you go making them in the comments below.
Ingredients for the base
50g medjool dates
20g crushed walnuts
50g peanut butter
60g chocolate whey protein powder
1/8 cup water
Ingredients for the top layer
30g coconut oil
5g unsweetened coconut
25g almond butter
11g vanilla or chocolate whey protein powder
1 large ripe banana
teaspoon of water
Ingredients for the chocolate coating
18g coconut oil
10g agave syrup
This mix makes 8 bars all approximately 40g each.
Add all the ingredients for the base together in a food processor and mix well. If the mix is too dry just add a little more water just a teaspoon at a time however because it gets sticky quickly.
Mold into flat bars and put into the fridge to set while you make the top layer. This is how I made them as I didn’t have a baking tray or pyrex dish with me at the time but you could flatten this mixture into a tray if you wanted to cut the mixture into bars after adding the top layer.
Get the food processor back out and add in all the ingredients for the top layer. Mix well until you get a really nice fudgy consistency. Put this mix into a bowl and put in the fridge to harden for at least 30 minutes. Or spread on top of your base mix in your tray and then put back into the fridge.
Bring both the bars and the mix back out of the fridge (or freezer if you want to speed up the process) and using a knife add the fudgy mix to the top of the protein bar base. Then back in the fridge so they stay cold ready for the chocolate coating.
For these bars I made my own dark chocolate coating. The ingredients above make more than enough chocolate to coat the bars. I poured the reminder into a bowl and put it back into the fridge as a yummy homemade chocolate treat for another day! Simply melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and then add the cocoa and agave syrup into the coconut oil and keep stirring until its well mixed! And that’s your chocolate done!
Take your bars out of the fridge (they should be pretty hard now) and dip your bars into the melted homemade chocolate.
Then place them yet again back into the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes to set the chocolate and then enjoy. These are so yummy and chocolaty, you will feel like your being sooo much naughtier than you are.
Each bar with the chocolate coating is approximately 200 calories with 12g protein, 12g carbohydrate and 12g fat. These numbers are only approximates as they will depend on the brand of ingredients used as well as which whey protein powder you use.
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