Chocolate and peanut butter – it’s a classic combo for a reason.

And even better, if you choose your ingredients wisely, it’s a pretty healthy option as well.

A sweet treat that you simply mix together and chuck in the fridge for an hour? We’re into that.

A delicious snack that’s packed full of protein and nutrients? Even better.

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Everyone should have a quick and easy homemade protein bar recipe up their sleeve and this is ours.

Nutrient-rich coconut and almond flour – both of which contain impressive amounts of dietary fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, yet have a low glycemic index – combine with the healthy fats found in peanut butter and the antioxidants in dark chocolate. And all that goodness is bumped up with scoop of protein powder.

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And did we mention that these no bake peanut butter choc protein bars are gluten-free? Not only that, but they are also keto-friendly and a great option for anyone following a paleo diet. We reckon that makes them a win all round!

No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars

With just a few ingredients, a baking tin and a fridge, you can make yourself a yummy high protein snack that’s a perfect energy booster after a workout or when you’re looking to recharge your batteries during the mid-afternoon slump.

Ingredients

100g Coconut Flour

60g Almond Flour

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (we like to keep it plant-based, but if you prefer a whey-based protein powder)

1/4 cup Peanut Butter – either Crunchy or Smooth

1/4 cup Maple Syrup – Golden Syrup, Agave Syrup or Honey are also fine

1 tbsp LSA Mix

2 tbsp Milk – Soy, Almond, Oat and Cow’s are all fine.

50g Dark Chocolate, chopped – 70% or above Cocoa content.

1/2 tsp Sea Salt – Smoked Salt also works well.

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Instructions

  • Line a brownie or lamington tin with baking paper.
  • Measure the flours, protein powder, LSA mix, chocolate and salt into a bowl and mix.
  • Add the peanut butter and syrup and mix. The mixture will be dry.

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  • Add a little of the milk and stir until the dough starts to come together. You may need less than 2 tablespoons of milk, you may need more – it will depend on the consistency of your peanut butter (If you’d like to know more peanut butter, see here).
  • Press the dough into the prepared baking tin.
  • Place the no bake choc peanut butter protein bars in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into bars.

Storage

Store your no bake peanut butter choc protein bars in an airtight container in the fridge.

They should stay fresh for around a week – if they last that long!

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