No-Bake Double Chocolate Protein Bars

Whew…. Did you survive the holidays? It’s always such a busy time for my house. Especially with friends in town and off work, I feel like I’m always out and about doing something. But, today I have time to relax and prep for New Years Eve. I haven’t given much thought to my resolution this year, but I love the concept of continuous self-improvement and I try to do this year round, not just on one day.

My husband recently started a new job, and told me he wants to take advantage of the free in-house gym. Perfect timing for a classic new years resolution. So, to support him in his endeavor, I set out to the grocery store! While walking the aisles, I saw protein bars on sale. I thought, “score!” and went about my shopping. Somehow, I ended back up in that aisle (I shouldn’t grocery shop alone) and traded in my pre-made bars for plant-based protein powder. After comparing the costs, I realized I could get much more for my money from the powder in bulk while making my own bars!

My husband LOVES anything chocolate, so I knew I had to create something brownie-like. I wanted to avoid the chalky texture and flavor you can get from protein powder, and the coconut oil and almond milk really help with that. I also wanted a super simple recipe that I could easily replicate without pulling out the food processor or preheating the oven. Thus, double chocolate no bake protein bars were born!

double chocolate no bake protein bars

The only ingredient that I purchased on my trip to the store was the protein powder. I knew I had plenty of ingredients at home to make tasty chocolate protein bars. I wanted the recipe to be easily replicated, so I didn’t want complicated ingredients that I would have to make special trips for. I also put one special ingredient in there to give them a brownie-like texture and cut out some chalkiness- coconut oil.

So, here it is! Hubby tested and approved, so I will be getting creative with the flavors moving forward.

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No-Bake Chocolate Protein Bars
A ten-minute recipe perfect for fuel for the gym or on-the-go breakfast.
double chocolate no bake protein bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
double chocolate no bake protein bars
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips into a medium sized bowl
  2. If mixture is too dry, add additional milk 1 T at a time
  3. Fold chocolate chips into mixture
  4. Press mixture evenly into 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper
  5. Place into freezer for 10 minutes to allow mixture to become firm
  6. Cut mixture into 8 squares
  7. Store in refrigerator in air-tight containers for up to 1 week.
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