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Dark Chocolate Espresso Protein Bars

Recipes

Snack on this pre-workout treat to power up your next cardio session!!!!!

Easy no bake protein bars for coffee lovers!

Ingredients
• 1 Cup oatmeal (dry)
• 1 cup natural peanutbutter
• 1 1/2 cups chocolate protein powder ( I used 1 Cup whey 1/2 cup casein)
• 2 tbsp agave nectar or honey
• 1 T natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Cup sliced almonds
1 Cup unsweetened coconut
• dark chocolate covered expresso beans (or you could use dark chocolate chips) about 1/4 cup
• 5 tbsp water
Instructions

  1. Heat the peanutbutter and agave nectar in microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Chop up the espresso beans.
  3. Mix dry ingredients, add peanutbutter mixture. Use your hands to mix (it gets very sticky). Add water and continue to mix.
  4. Line a 8×8 or 9×9 pan or casserole dish with wax paper to prevent sticking.
  5. Press mixture into the pan evenly and refrigerate. I prefer to use the honey because it is more natural.
  6. Cut into 8 squares.

Yield: 8 bars
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: n/a