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Cookies and cream flavoured anything is one of my weaknesses. Especially when there's chocolate involved.
Willpower aside, how can you resist the temptation. We all love those famous candy bars, and candy bar flavoured ice cream. So why not combine our love of cookies and cream flavoured things with healthy ingredients + protein and make some delicious Candy Bar Flavoured Protein Bars!
Best. Idea. Ever.
And while you may want to stuff your face with all the bars; try to hold back. I'll try with you ;)
These Cookies & Cream Protein Bars are guilt free (no refined sugar, partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, and so on). Now this is a treat that you can really sink your teeth into! Their also gluten-free and easily made vegan, just simply replace the honey with maple syrup and your golden. And it only takes one bowl to whip them up.
Coconut butter might not be an ingredient you always have on hand, but it's very much worth it.
Time for a close up...
Now let's eat candy bars!
Healthy Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: no-bake snack vegan vegetarian protein gluten-free grain-free coconut butter chocolate bars
Ingredients (6 protein bars)
- 3/4 cup coconut butter, softened until spreadable
- 1.5 tablespoons cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 60 grams (2 scoops) Vege PRO-7 vanilla protein powder, or other vanilla protein powder
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chunks
Line a 6x4 baking dish or loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine softened coconut butter, cashew butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Stir with a spatula until fully combined and smooth.
Stir in protein powder and chocolate chunks until well combined and incorporated.
Pour the mixture into prepared pan. Spread and press down to flatten. Cover and freeze for at least 20 minutes until fully set.
Slice into 8 bars and enjoy! Store covered in the fridge or freezer.
Serving Size: 1 bar Calories: 273 Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 15g Carbohydrates:17g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 14mg Fiber: 5.5g Protein: 9g
How would you like a granola bar that's both delicious and good for you? One that has a nice balance of protein and carbohydrates? Well look no further, because I have got the perfect little frosty snack just for you.
Yes you heard correctly.
I've been thinking about making some new healthy snack bars that would be perfect for when hunger pangs strike. They're sort of a mix between banana ice cream and granola bars. The banana is what mainly holds them together, which is also why these guys get stored in the freezer.
I would suggest eating them in a bowl or on a little plate with a fork or spoon dessert style. Otherwise they will melt in your hands. We don't want that happening.
These would make a great healthy dessert. They would also be great for after workouts when you're a hot sweaty mess. You know when sometimes all you want is something nice and cool. Now that I've painted a rather gross image in your mind...
There's also an added bonus to these snack bars - they whip together faster than any other granola bar I've ever made (about 5 minutes -minus freezing time), and it only takes one bowl! They are also easily made vegan, just be sure to use a good vegan protein powder and viola! My favourite is Vega Sport.
Frosty No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Keywords: no-bake breakfast snack gluten-free grain-free low-sodium protein soy-free vegan option vegetarian banana chocolate north coast naturals whole grains bars
Ingredients (Makes 6 bars)
- 1 1/4 cup mashed banana (about 2 large banana's)
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
- 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (I used North Coast Naturals 100% Iso Protein)
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Mash banana in a medium sized bowl using a potato masher or the back of a fork. Add rolled oats, crispy rice cereal, protein powder, peanut butter, and sea salt and stir until fully mixed. Now stir in chocolate chips.
Using a spatula, scrape and press the batter into an 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure the batter is evenly spread by smoothing the top with your spatula. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer and slice into bars. They will melt quite fast so please serve immediately or keep them stored in your freezer for when you want a quick snack.