Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars
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These Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars are LIFE.

Know that if you make these, you may never see protein bars in the same light again. You’ll ban store bought ones and will only want to make them at home from then on. There, you’ve been warned! 💁🏻‍♀️

Naturally gluten-free, naturally sweet, perfectly chocolat-ey and nutty, containing quality protein…that’s how healthy snacking were meant to be. Our bodies crave and work best with all-natural ingredients, so why wouldn’t we give them exactly that?

Amiright, or amiright?!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

Since these bars do contain peanuts, oats and plant based protein power (which contains some grains and legumes), they are not 100% Paleo. However, they ARE fully vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Which is great, and does make them dietary restriction friendly.

But Paleo peeps, no need to fret! Customization and substitution is always an option here. Let’s say that you don’t want to do (or can’t have) oats or peanuts…you can easily sub those with something similar.

You could sub the oats with your favorite mix of nuts and seeds, and the peanut butter with either almond or hazelnut butter. They would turn out amazing still!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

These protein bars have:

  • a chewy texture from the soft medjool dates;
  • a nutty taste from the all-natural nut butter;
  • a filling after effect from the naturally gluten-free carbs;
  • a nutritious composition from the plant based protein powder;
  • a complete and utter hold ON MY LIFE.

These bars were made for people who are serious about their nutrition and hard core about keeping their snacking game strong.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars
Here’s why I think they are so great:

  1. No-bake. Perfect for beginners.
  2. Very easy.
  3. Chocolate + nut butter, duh.
  4. A good mixture of textures: chewy and soft, yet firm.
  5. Not too sweet or overpowering on any account: just the necessary amount of sweetness and richness to make the whole thing amazing.
  6. Clean ingredients.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein BarsTo me, the protein powder is really where the magic lies, though.

The protein powder I used is made from plants, and it gives you your daily dose of veggies and all the essential amino acids needed for a healthy and vibrant life. It is made from REAL FOOD, no hidden ingredients, added sugar, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. My kind of protein powder right there.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein BarsAlso, its chocolate flavor is unmatched. I’m telling you – a scoop or two of this Dark Chocolate Swanson Plant Protein Powder (my secret no-bake weapon) added to the mix, will add that extra little somethin’ somethin’ that will make every single taste bud rejoice.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

Wanna know how I know this?

Because everyone who has tried my Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars wants to know how I made them. One bite and they become obsessed and amazed.

My husband freaked out, my cousin freaked out, my neighbor hugged me. LOL. I am quickly becoming the most popular girl on the block.

Also, how cute are they?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

You can see I wrapped some of them in parchment paper and twine. It transformed the bars into cute bundles of joy that totally brightened my day.

This little trick instantly (and easily) converted my bars to adorable snack surprises that I was able to use to gift myself and my honey in between meals at work, and to gift to friends and loved ones “just because” to make them smile.

Nutritious, healthy, yummy, quick to make AND fun-to-gift…these just keep getting better and better, don’t they? 🙌

WATCH HOW TO MAKE MY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE PLANT PROTEIN BARS:


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Amazingly delicious No Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars made with plant based protein! Naturally sweetened, 7 ingredients and so simple to make!
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
    1. Grease 9×9-inch cake pan with coconut oil and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  1. Grease 9×9-inch cake pan with coconut oil and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
    1. Add rolled oats and protein powder to high-speed food processor and process on high until flour-like consistence is achieved.
  2. Add rolled oats and protein powder to high-speed food processor and process on high until flour-like consistence is achieved.
    1. Add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and salt to food processor and process on high until smooth. Lastly add in dates and process on high until broken down. Dough should reach a cookie dough consistency.
  3. Add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and salt to food processor and process on high until smooth. Lastly add in dates and process on high until broken down. Dough should reach a cookie dough consistency.
    1. Transfer dough to pan and use your hands to pack it down until compact.
  4. Transfer dough to pan and use your hands to pack it down until compact.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour until set before cutting. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 228 Fat: 10 g. Carbohydrates: 21 g. Sugar: 19 g. Sodium: 114 mg. Fiber: 4 g. Protein: 9 g.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

2 COMMENTS

    • Hey Shay! These have 21 g. carbs per bar, mainly coming from the honey and rolled oats. If you want to reduce the carb count, simply add less honey. 🙂 Hope you love them as much as we do!

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