Protein-packed Snack Bars

Looking for a quick and easy snack bar to have before a workout?  Or after swimming lessons?  Something with a little more protein punch than usual?  Look no further!

prep

10 minutes

Bake time/set time

5 minutes/30 minutes

makes

30 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 C Oats
  • 1/2 C Vegan Protein blend  of choice
  • 1 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C chia seeds
  • 1/2 nut butter or seed butter of choice
  • 1/4 raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a blender, pulse 1.5 C of oats until flour like consistency.  
  2. In a large bowl combine oat flour, remaining 1/2 C oats, protein powder, 1/2 C of chocolate chips and chia seeds.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine seed/nut butter, honey and coconut oil.  Heat until melted.  Mix well.
  4. Combine melted mixture with dry mix. Stir well with a spatula or use your hands.
  5. Press into an Epicure Perfect Petite Pan.
  6. Add remaining chocolate chips to a small glass bowl and microwave until melted.  Alternatively, place glass bowl over a small pan of boiling water to melt chocolate.  Drizzle bars with melted chocolate and sprinkle with Cocoa Crunch Sprinkles
  7. Place in fridge or freezer until set.  
  8. Pop out of Perfect Petite pan.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

If you are not allergic, feel free to use peanut butter.  Our house has allergies so we prefer to use Sunflower seed butter so that these bars can also go to school!

If you do not have a Perfect Petite pan, a parchment lined or lightly oiled 8X8 pan will work just as well.  Once set, cut the bars into desired size.