Chocolate Protein Bars
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These gluten-free RAW Chocolate Protein Bars make for the perfect snack for after the gym or for when on the go. Bring these crowd pleasers with you to road trips, parties or get-togethers!
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9 bars
Base layer:
  • 1½ cups pecans
  • 1½ cups chopped nuts: almonds, cashews, etc. (you could also use gf rolled oats, if not fully Paleo)
  • ¼ cup unflavored collagen peptides
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
Chocolate layer:
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks
  1. Make the base layer: add all crust ingredients to a food processor and process until a sticky dough consistency is reached. Divide the dough, setting ¼ of it to the side; press the other ¾ of the dough on a 9”x5” bread pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the chocolate layer: combine the chocolate layer ingredients (except chocolate chunks) in a mixing bowl and pour over base layer.
  3. Add the topping: sprinkle remaining crust on top of the chocolate layer, distributing it evenly, and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer and chill for 2+ hours. Cut into bars and serve.
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