There’s nothing that goes quite so well together as chocolate and coconut.
The combination of the two ingredients tastes especially decadent, even though both ingredients are actually really good for you (well, unless they’re accompanied by mounds of sugar).
These homemade protein bars are just as satisfying as a candy bar, yet are packed with healthy fats and protein to fuel your muscles and actually keep you full. They’re great as an easy snack or even as a dessert any time of the day.
Here’s the chocolate drizzled coconut protein bar recipe:
3/4 cup millet puffs (you could also use rice cereal)
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup vanilla or cinnamon whey protein powder
1/4 cup almond butter
3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (optional)
1 Tbsp honey
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
3 squares dark chocolate
Total prep time: 15 minutes
Add the millet puffs, oats, protein powder, almond butter, honey, sea salt, and almond milk to a medium sized bowl and stir until mixed well. Add half of the shredded coconut and chocolate chips to the mixture and stir until evenly mixed.
Form the dough into three bars and place onto wax paper. Toast the other half of the coconut shreds until they’re slightly browned, then melt the chocolate in a microwave or on the stovetop. Drizzle the chocolate evenly over the three bars, then immediately top with shredded coconut, using your fingers to press it down slightly on the bars. Chill for 30-60 minutes in the fridge, then eat up! Alternatively, you could put them in the freezer for a healthy frozen treat.
Macros (per 1/3 recipe)