No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

Easy homemade chocolate protein bars are a perfect healthy snack. This gluten free recipe packed with protein and calcium has the taste you love without the guilt!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Healthy, Snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a food processor, mix the dates, walnuts, oatmeal and cashew meal until ground together.
  • Add maple syrup, salt and mix until it forms a dough.
  • Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour the dough into the pan and smooth it out with a spatula or small rolling pin.
  • Create a double boiler by bringing water to boil in a small pan and placing a heat-proof bowl that is slightly larger than the pan over it. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir until completely melted.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, pour over the cookie layer in the pan.Slightly shift the pan back and forth on the counter. This will help you achieve a smooth chocolate layer.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer until completely hardened.
  • Remove the protein bars by pulling on the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into squares or bars and serve.

Notes

Add more maple syrup for sweeter bars.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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