I used to be the Protein Bar Princess. The Clif bar Queen. The Lady of Lärabars. Her Grace of Granola… you get the picture. They’re tasty! They’re convenient! They’re vegan! And they’re healthy, right? Right? Okay, maybe not. Maybe they’re full of sugar, and super wasteful.
I started looking into different recipes for homemade protein bars, but they were either expensive and tasted disgusting, or tasted amazing but comprised primarily of dates, nature’s sugar overload. Not quite what I was looking for. So, with hard work, determination, and some work from my valiant taste tester, I found a tasty, no-bake style bar that’s almost perfect. It can (and will) use some tinkering, but the results are still post- worthy.
I like to wrap these in my small abeego beeswax wraps and store them in the fridge like that, so they’re ready to go to class (even when I’m not).
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Bars
- 2 tbs cacao powder
- 1.5 tbs chia seeds
- .25 cup unsalted peanuts
- 13 pitted dates
- 3 tbs natural peanut butter
- 2 tbs PB2 powder, prepared
- 1 tbs raw honey
In a food processor, mix all ingredients until a dough forms press into 8 individual muffin tins. Let sit in fridge until set, at least an hour. Store in the fridge.
Nutrition: 120 calories, 14.5 g carbs (4 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 5.6 g fat, 4 g protein