Salty Peanut and Chocolate Protein Bars

So you know how many store-bought protein bars can be quite dry and chewy? After a tough workout it can be a good idea to get some protein, but it’s not always a pleasure when eating the bar is an unpleasant experience.

After I run a 400m at a meet, the first thing I do is eat a protein bar. During the summer and I have competed in a lot of track meets, and have therefore been experimenting with a bunch of store-bought protein bars, but for some reason, I did not like one. Not one single of them. Therefore I decided to make my own. I then made these, and I regret nothing.

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Perfect chewiness, just the right amount of salt, the right amount of sweet, and a hint of vanilla. These are perfect for when you’re feeling a bit queasy after tough workout, and just need to eat something immediately! This definitely won’t be the last time I make these.

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I made my protein bars using the delicious vanilla protein powder from Pure Power. You can buy the exact protein powder I use right here!

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– INGREDIENTS –

makes 8 protein bars

60g oats

40g desiccated coconut

3 tbsp cacao powder

1 tbsp  Suvida Gylden or 2 tbsp coconut sugar

1 dl coconut milk

25g salted almonds

25g dark chocolate

– DIRECTIONS –

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, desiccated coconut, cacao powder and coconut sugar.
  2. Pour in the coconut milk (make sure there are no chunks in it), and mix everything well together. It will form a sticky batter.
  3. Press the batter into a small baking tin with your fingers. When everything is evenly spread, spread the peanuts over the top, and press them into the batter with your fingers. Let  the mixture sit in the freezer for approx. 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the mixture into your preferred size of bars. Melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the bars. Let it sit in the freezer until everything is stiffened and dry.
  5. Store the protein bars covered up in your fridge.

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I was (and still am) pretty excited about them.

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