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•½ cup (120g) natural peanut butter (natural)
•⅓ cup (110g) maple syrup
¼ cup (25g) protein powder click the link for my Go To
•½ cup (45g) quick oats
•¼ cup (30g) almond flour
•½ cup (85g) sugar-free chocolate chips
•1 tsp. coconut oil
•2 tbsp. chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
Heat the peanut butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan over a medium-low heat and stir until the peanut butter has melted. Remove from the heat.
Stir in the protein powder, almond flour and oats and mix well to combine.
Press the mixture into a 7x7 inch (18x18cm) square pan lined with parchment paper. To smooth out the mixture use the back of a metal spoon and press down firmly, working the dough into the corners of the pan.
Place the tray into the freezer and allow to freeze for 5-10 minutes, or until cold to touch.
When bars are cold, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a saucepan over a medium/low heat, stirring constantly. When most of the chocolate chips have melted, remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the bars and tilt the pan to ensure even coverage. Sprinkle the top with peanuts and place the pan into the fridge for 10 minutes. Once set, cut the mixture into 9 even sized bars. Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Tip: You can leave out the protein powder and replace it with almond flour if you prefer. To make a nut-free protein bar use sun-butter. You can also use almond or cashew butter instead of peanut butter.