The ultimate protein bar – barres protéinées

NEWS ALERRRT ! I found the PERFECT snack and we ate it all in one sitting. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The cookie monster team here a.k.a just Bobby and I, never leave food too long on the counter and those incredible snack bars were no exception to the rule.

Another news flash, I literally just used the same ingredients as the one I used for my protein balls so it’s super easy, no-bake, healthy and delicious! I’m not going to tell a big fat lie.. I started making the balls and got SUPER LAZY to roll them because it gets messy and it’s long so I just tried to make them differently. That’s how this recipe was born. Let’s jump right in.

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Ingredients :

For the base:

  • 10-12 dates (I finished the pack I had at home)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup half-sweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate on top :

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Recipe :

  • Put your dates in hot water for 10 minutes to soften them
  • Once softened, take the skin off and pit them
  • Mix your dates with the PB in a blender
  • Add the protein powder and oats and mix the whole in a bowl
  • Add your chocolate chips in

Now at this point, it was very gooey so if you’d like you can add a bit of protein powder (1/2 scoop) and/or oats to make it to the consistency you might prefer.

  • Once your batter is ready, line a cookie pan with sheet pan and dispose your batter in a rectangular shape (my bars were half an inch thick but this part is up to you).
  • Put it aside
  • Then in a microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips and the coconut oil
  • Microwave it by 30-sec intervals until you can mix well
  • Pour your chocolate over your rectangular batter with a spoon
  • Put in the freezer for 2 hours so it can firm up
  • Take it out of the freezer and cut in bars
  • Enjoy!

You should keep them in the freezer or the refrigerator because they get soft very fast.

En Français : Ultimes barres avoine, chocolat et beurre de cacahuètes

Ingrédients :

Pour la base :

  • 10-12 dattes
  • 65g de beurre de cacahuètes (naturel)
  • 25g de protéines en poudre goût chocolat
  • 90g de son d’avoine
  • 50g de pépites de chocolate semi-sucrées

Pour le topping:

  • 50g de pépites de chocolate semi-sucrées
  • 1 cs d’huile de coco

Recette :

  • Plonger les dattes dans l’eau chaude pendant 10 minutes
  • Une fois ramollies, enlever la peau et le noyau
  • Dans un blender, mélanger les dattes ainsi que le beurre de cacahuète
  • Dans un bol, ajouter aux dattes/beurre les protéines en poudre et le son d’avoine
  • Ajouter les pépites de chocolat et bien mélanger

A cette étape, la pâte est encore très molle. Il est donc possible d’ajouter du son d’avoine et/ou des protéines pour la rendre plus dure à votre convenance 🙂

  • Dans un plat pour cookies, disposer du papier sulfurisé
  • Déposer la pâte en forme rectangulaire sur le papier (autant que possible). Ma pâte faisait environ 1cm d’épaisseur
  • Mettre de côté
  • Dans un bol, passez au micro-onde les pépites de chocolat et l’huile de coco par intervales de 30 sec jusqu’à ce que l’ensemble soit bien fondu
  • Bien mélanger et à l’aide d’une cuillère, déposer le chocolat fondu sur votre rectangle de pâte
  • Mettre au congélateur pendant 2 heures
  • Sortir votre plat du congélateur et couper le tout en petites barres
  • Enjoy!

Bien garder les barres au congélateur ou au frigo car elles fondent rapidement si vous utilisez la même quantité d’avoine/protéines que moi!

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2 Comments

    1. Hello Cristina!

      I have not tried it with organic cacao but I am sure it would work, yes.

      If it’s a raw chocolate bar, you should cut it in small pieces and try to fill 1/4 cup. You can mix it with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and microwave it as shown in the recipe. This should give you the same result.

      If you’d like to use unsweetened cacao powder, it might be a bit more complicated . My advice would be to put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan, add 1/8 cup of maple syrup and a few tbsp cocoa powder (you’ll have to see the consistency while doing it). Mix it well in the pan and bring it to a boil. Once you have bubbles, turn your stove off and scrap the chocolate out of your pan to drip on top of your bars.

      Those are 2 solutions to make a chocolate topping but I have not tried it with this recipe!

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