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Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Posted: March 5, 2014
Chocolate Almond Protein Bars4

These are my all time favorite healthy snack and I always have a large ziplock bag stashed in my freezer!!!

I first tried these delicious snack bars at a friend’s house and was instantly hooked. At that time I was trying to lose the extra weight after the birth of my second son. Seeing that I liked them so much she packed about six to eight bars in a ziplock bag for me to take home. I emailed her the next day to ask her for the recipe and told her that I had consumed them all in the last 24 hours. I instantly got an alarmed email from her, “sweetie these are sugar free but they are very high in calories. Don’t consume them all at once if you plan on losing weight.” Oops…

These are one of my favorite snack bars and I always have a bag stashed somewhere in my freezer. I have them with tea in the evenings or as a pre/post workout snack as well. If you love chocolate you’ll be hooked on it after you make the first batch.

Its easy to make and can stay in the freezer in a ziplock bag for weeks. Just make sure you don’t consume too many at once as they do pack quite a bit of calories.

I originally got the recipe from the Maximized Living blog but have tweaked it a little to increase the protein content and make it more suitable as a post workout snack. Here’s the recipe. Its sugar free and contains approximately 10-12 grams of proteins per bar.

Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Ingredients

    Base
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup ground flax seed meal
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 6 scoops of Unflavored Protein Powder
  • ½ cup of xylitol (or ¾ tsp pure powder stevia)
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup organic butter
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate (I use Baker’s Chocolate)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of organic butter
  • ¼ cup of xylitol (or ¼ tsp of pure liquid stevia)

Instructions

  1. Place almonds meal, flax meal, shredded coconut, Perfect Protein and xylitol (stevia) in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until ground into meal
  3. In a double boiler melt coconut oil, butter and 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate.
  4. Once melted add vanilla to melted chocolate/coconut mixture.
  5. Mix liquid chocolate with dry ingredients in a bowl until turns into a paste
  6. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
  8. In a double boiler, heat butter and coconut oil until liquid.
  9. Add xylitol (stevia) and heat and stir until dissolved
  10. Add 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate. Stir until melted.
  11. Pour melted chocolate over pressed mixture in glass dish. Return to refrigerator for at least until chocolate hardens.
  12. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve. (If chocolate cracks when cutting, let soften for 10 minutes first)
  13. Keep refrigerated. These also freeze well.
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