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CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BARS

November 22, 2017
Breakfast? Snack? Dessert? These delicious healthy chocolate bars have you covered for all occasions.

A quick, healthy and protein-packed bar you can keep in the freezer as a grab-and-go snack or breakfast on the move. Jess Tichonczuk from My Kitchen Rules created these delicious bars for us and we love them.

CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BARS

  • Nutritional Breakdown: per bar (whole recipe)

    (g)

  • Calories: 541.4 (5414)
  • Carbs: 19.3 (193)
  • Fat: 45.2 (452)
  • Protein: 13.4 (134)
  • Sodium: 87.6 (876)
  • Sugar: 14.9 (149)
  • Makes - 10 bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 180g dried dates
  • 180g raw almonds
  • 7g instant coffee
  • 65g vanilla protein powder
  • 25g cacao nibs
  • 25g cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Nuvia Sweetener
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

METHOD

  • 1. Soak dates in boiling water for ten minutes and strain.
  • 2. Place almonds into a food processor & pulse until you have a coarse bread crumb consistency.
  • 3. Add dates & blend again until you have a paste. (Roughly 60 seconds).
  • 4. Add cacao, nibs, protein powder, salt, coffee & Nuvia Sweetener.
  • 5. Pulse to combine, slowly drizzling in the coconut oil.
  • 6. Your protein bar mix should be the consistency of a thick cookie dough.
  • 7. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and press the mix into the tin evenly.
  • 8. Add coconut to the food processor and blend until you have a coarse coconut crumb.
  • 9. Spread coconut on top of the protein bars and press down lightly to stick the coconut on.
  • 10. Freeze for 45 minutes, turn out of the tin & cut into 10 slices.
 

Author : Jess Tichonczuk

Former My Kitchen Rules contestant from 2016, Jess Tichonczuk, is an experienced chef and enthusiastic advocate for all things health, nutrition and fitness. Jessica’s cooking style emphasizes fresh, affordable and seasonal produce. Ever since she was little her favourite food has been luckily salad and her passion lies in making healthy food simple and fun to cook and eat.

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