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Almond Butter Protein Bars | A sweet, 8-ingredient post workout snack
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5 from 3 votes

Almond Butter Protein Bars

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: protein bars
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • Chocolate topping optional:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  • Place dates, chia seeds and oats in a food processor and pulse for 20-30 seconds; add in protein powder and syrup and pulse again until everything is combined.
  • Last, add almond butter and pulse. Mixture should form a giant ball--this is a good thing!
  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil or wax paper and pour mixture into pan, using a spatula or your hands to press mixture down and smooth it out.
  • For chocolate topping: combine chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe dish and heat for 2:00, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. Likewise, you can also heat mixture over stovetop.
  • Pour chocolate overtop of almond butter and tilt baking dish so the chocolate spreads evenly.
  • Place bars in the refrigerator for 20 mins or so.
  • Remove, cut them into bars and enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per bar and are an estimation

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg