A few years ago I stumbled across one of the best protein bar recipes EVER! I have made these no bake almond fudge protein bars 10..maybe 15 times! I know the recipe by heart but the other night when I started making a batch I panicked when I realized I didn’t the right ingredients. How could I make protein bars without any protein? I kept opening the same cabinet over and over again..you know..hoping the ingredients would magically appear.
That trick really does work because Philosophie saved the day! I used the Cacao Magic protein blend and it made these babies dark and delicious.
CACAO PROTEIN BARS
Adapted from Running With Spoons
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/3 cup cacao protein powder (I used this one)
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
Optional — 1-2 Tablespoons of melted chocolate chips
Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together and set aside.
In a small sauce pan melt the peanut butter and honey on medium heat.
Once melted remove the mixture from heat and combine with dry ingredients. MIX WELL.
Using a spatula firmly press the mixture into the baking pan to form one even layer. Refrigerate until the bars are cool and firm enough to cut into small bars.
In a small microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30-45 seconds at a time. Dip the tip of a knife into the melted chocolate and lightly drizzle the protein bars.