Mint Chocolate Vegan Protein Bar

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If you love a mint chocolate combination then you’ll love these no bake protein bars. They are gluten free and vegan. Each bar contains 5g of healthy fats and 9g Protein!

 Although i don’t follow any particular diet and just aim for an overall healthy one. Every now again I try and make recipes that will fit those that do. Im a big fan of using egg whites in my recipes which obviously not then suitable for vegans. So for a vegan alternative to my usual protein bars i came up with these and believe me they taste just as good! For another great vegan recipe check out my Vegan Chocolate and Banana Cookie Sandwich

I used pea protein along with ground almonds and coconut flour as sources of protein. This combined with peanut butter and coconut oil makes the tastiest little snack bar: perfect for those on the go snacks that cost less than supermarket bars. Although i love mint flavour chocolate if your not a fan you could change this for an orange flavour or any other flavour of your choosing. See below for this quick and easy recipe:

Mint Chocolate Vegan Protein Bar
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 70g pea protein powder
  • 8g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • 8g coconut flour
  • 25g peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp low cal fruit syrup
  • 1tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 25g dairy-free chocolate
  • 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • ⅛ tsp peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Line a medium-large bread pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, almonds, coconut flour and cacao powder. Stir until well mixed and set aside.
  3. Add in nut butter, syrup, melted coconut oil, and peppermint extract. Stir gently until well combined.
  4. Add one tablespoon of milk at a time, until mixture forms into crumbled dough texture. Dough should be moist, but slightly crumbly.
  5. Press mixture into prepared pan with slightly wet hands. Flatten as much as you can.
  6. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil together, 10-30 seconds, in increments, until chocolate is melted, then add in peppermint extract and stir again.
  7. Pour melted chocolate over bars and place in freezer for 30 minutes, or refrigerator for at least 1 hour to set. Lift parchment paper from pan and cut into 8 bars.
  8. Store bars in airtight container in fridge up to 2 weeks, and in freezer well wrapped for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 99 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 3.5g Protein: 9g

enjoy xx

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