How to Make Protein Bars – My 4 Layer Bar

How to Make Protein Bars - My 4 Layer Bar

These have quickly become one of my favorites! I started off thinking I was going to make one of my usual two layered bars coated in chocolate but its just sooo easy to make these bars, and I was having way too much fun to stop at two layers.

So the four layer protein bar was born. Its been super popular so far with my husband who is my master taste tester. He has tasted all the super yummy and super not yummy bars I have made over the years.

I used a silicone baking tray and simply made each layer, put it on top of the layer below and then chilled the bars in the fridge between each layer. Each layer was made by adding all the ingredients into my food processor. Mixing well and then smoothing onto the layer below. Β You can substitute any of the nuts for other nuts and the almond butter for another nut butter. Honey can also be used in the place of the agave nector and to be honest although I used an unflavored protein powder the first time round, next time I used vanilla flavored protein powder and I liked it evenΒ more! Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

Bottom Layer
25g cashews
50g walnuts
2 teaspoons of cacao
60g medjool dates

Middle Layer
100g medjool dates
70g almond butter
5g coconut oil
1 tablespoon agave nectar

Top Layer
50g pea protein powder (I used unflavored however you could use vanilla or chocolate and it would work really well too)
50g cashews
2 teaspoons of cacao
2 tablespoons of agave nectar
2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Chocolate Topping
6 heaped teaspoons of coconut oil melted in a saucepan on the stove
Add in 4 heaped teaspoons of cacao and
2 teaspoons of agave nectar

how to make protein bars
how to make protein bars

Delicious! Let me know how you go! I love layered bars. I found this one worked really well when you put each layer in the fridge to cool a little while you made the next one. The mix above made 10 bars but you can cut them into smaller little squares and probably get more like 15 out of the mix. If you cut it into 10 bars each are 287 calories, 22.9g carbohydrate of which 15.3g is sugar and 3.35g is fibre, 6.2g protein, and 20.3g fat.

how to make protein bars

how to make protein bars

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