Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Homemade Protein Bars

Posted by Chris Beason | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Category: |

These are all natural, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free bars of awesomeness!  They are my substitute for brownies.   Did I mention they are easy to make?  There are only 6 ingredients or 5 if you don't like coconut!

3 cups of whole almonds (if you get the 25 oz. package, as shown, you can use 1/2 of the package)
1 cup unsweetened coconut (if you don't like coconut, don't add it)
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup peanut butter (you could also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup hot water

Grind up the almonds in your food processor.  If you do not have a food processor, I'm sure you could use a blender.   I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure it will work.

Add in the cocoa powder and coconut and process a little longer until the almonds and coconut are ground very fine.  Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add in the peanut butter, honey and hot water.  Stir until everything is incorporated, mixed up, all one color.  You get the picture.

I use a square pan to make the mixture into bars.  There's no need to grease the pan.  Just push the mixture down evenly and then put in the freezer for about an hour or so.  Cut into bars.  I usually cut mine into bars and put them in individual snack size ziplock bags.

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