Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
 
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Amazing peanut butter protein bars made with simple, healthy ingredients like oats, peanut butter, chia seed, coconut and protein powder. Drizzled with chocolate and a little sea salt.
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Recipe type: Snack, Bars, Breakfast, Healthy, No Bake
Serves: 10 bars
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey (use coconut palm syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Optional: 1/3 cup dried tart cherries (or dried fruit of choice)
  • Optional: 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. 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, dried cherries, chia seeds, and coconut flakes. Place in a 8x4 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Notes
Nutrition info does not include dried fruit or shredded coconut, but does include chocolate.
*Feel free to use a vanilla protein powder. I like to use whey protein powder. My favorites are Bob's Red Mill and Tera's Whey. For plant-based, I like Aloha's Vanilla protein powder.
*To keep these bars vegan: Use a vegan protein powder and coconut palm syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 227 Fat: 12.7g Saturated fat: 4.7g Carbohydrates: 19.8g Sugar: 10.7g Fiber: 2.8g Protein: 9.9g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/coconut-chocolate-peanut-butter-protein-bars/