Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my very favorite things in the world.
So I couldn’t really believe it when I realized I’d never tried to combine the two into a protein bar. I mean, what an obvious, delicious combination!
I decided to remedy that the other day by putting together these peanut butter protein bars. And boy, did they turn out to be out of this world! Packed with protein, peanut butter, and mouthwatering dark chocolate, these bars pretty much taste like dessert, but they’re actually good for you.
Here’s your Out of This World Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe:
1 cup chocolate whey protein (I like this one)
1/2 cup gluten-free oats, blended (or oat flour)
2 Tbsp natural, unsweetened peanut butter
2 Tbsp Coconut flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
About half of a dark chocolate bar (I used 85%)
If you’re using whole oats like I did, use a hand mixer or put them in a blender so that you end up with more of a flour. Pour into a medium sized bowl, then add the whey protein, coconut flour and cocoa powder, and mix together.
Warm the peanut butter slightly (optional, but makes it easier to work with), then slowly stir the peanut butter and almond milk into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Make sure to stir it well since you’re not baking it and you don’t want to end up with any dry bites!
Put the peanut butter dough in the refrigerator for about a half an hour (again, optional, but makes it easier to work with), then form into five bars and place them on wax paper.
Melt the chocolate on the stovetop or in the microwave, being careful not to burn it. Coat the bars in the chocolate (warning, it will be messy!), place them back on the wax paper, and stick them into the fridge for an hour or more.
These bars are definitely better when chilled, so try and be patient before eating them! And enjoy!
Macros (per 1/5 recipe):
9 thoughts on “Out of This World Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe”
Those look pretty tasty! And just FYI they are 5 pts each for Weight Watchers 🙂
These look so delicious! I’ll be trying these soon! I bet some rice krispies would add some crunch and break up the texture a bit while keeping it low cal and gluten free.
Mmm that sounds good! I think I should try making a recipe with those.
I lkke to use a health food store so always make sure EVERYTHING I get from there is organic including the oats and peanut butter! Definitely getting the ingredients tomorrow and making them over the weekend. I prefer soy to whey protein so will use that!
Yum! Let me know how the soy protein turns out, I’m curious how the consistency will be.
This looks really good. Iight try it with PB2 instead of normal peanut butter.
Cool, let me know how that turns out! I always want to cook with PB2 but never end up putting it in anything aside from smoothies.
When you say one cup of whey, do you mean an actual cup? or a scoop? ( I Think scoops are usually half a cup)
I’m gonna try it with banana whey 🙂
I finished making these last night. They taste FANTASTIC, but I don’t think my dough was quite right. It didn’t really set up as firmly as I had hoped, and was really hard to handle/form even after refrigerating it for 24 hours. I didn’t get my oats ground enough, perhaps. I am looking forward to trying again. Thanks for the awesome recipe.
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