Nut butter and chocolate protein bars on square plate on top of blue tablecloth

Dessert / Snacks

Nut Butter Protein Bars

Makes 10 Servings

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Inactive time: 1 hour

Kid-Friendly

Diet Style

GF
LS
V

Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Medium Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • Double boiler
  • 8x4 loaf pan
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup natural creamy peanut butter*
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup ground flaxseed or flax meal (optional)
  • ½ cup pea protein powder*
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Combine wet ingredients

    In a medium bowl combine peanut butter, honey, vegetable oil, and vanilla together until smooth.

  2. Add dry ingredients

    Add in ground flaxseed and protein powder.

  3. Mix

    Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together until dough becomes hard to work. Continue mixing together with clean dry hands until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. (The batter should be similar to cookie dough.)

  4. Line pan with parchment paper

    Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

  5. Press dough

    Press the dough into the lined loaf pan and using your fingers press into an even layer.

  6. Heat water

    Heat approximately 1 inch of water in a double boiler* over medium heat.

  7. Metl chocolate

    Place chocolate in top half of double boiler and allow chocolate to melt slowly.

  8. Stir

    Remove from heat and stir until smooth.

  9. Pour chocolate

    Pour the melted chocolate over peanut butter layer and tilt the pan so that the chocolate covers the peanut butter layer entirely. (You can use a small rubber spatula to smooth out).

  10. Cool and slice

    Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing into 10 squares.

  11. Store

    Store covered in the fridge until ready to eat. Bars will keep for up to two weeks.