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Chocolate Cashew Protein Bars

Tired of trying to pronounce the 10-syllable ingredients on the back of your favourite protein bars? Make your own and rest easy knowing exactly what you're putting into your body post-workout.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¾ cup smooth natural cashew butter
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • ¼ cup plant-based protein smoothie powder such as Vega “Oh Natural”
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • cups puffed brown rice
  • cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted salted cashews

Instructions

  1. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place honey in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 30 seconds then remove from heat. Add coconut oil and almond & cashew butter and stir until combined.
  3. Scrape nut butter mixture into a bowl, add ground almonds, protein powder and salt, and stir until incorporated. Add puffed brown rice and stir until well coated. Pack mixture into prepared pan and chill for 30 minutes or until firm. Remove from fridge.
  4. Use parchment paper to pull solid bar mixture from pan. Melt chocolate chips. Drizzle chocolate over chilled bar mixture and spread into an even thin layer. Sprinkle with chopped cashews. Chill 30 minutes then cut into 16 bars. Wrap bars individually and store in a sealed bag or box in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Mott, Eshun. "Packed-With-Protein Bars." Food & Drink. Spring 2017.