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chocolate protein bars on parchment paper

6-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Protein Bars (sweetened with dates!)

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy no-bake Chocolate Peanut Protein Bars made with peanuts and protein powder, sweetened naturally with medjool dates! These take 5 minutes to make, simply dump the ingredients in the food processor and blend. Drizzle with a bit of chocolate for a worthy snack that'll keep you full! Kids love these, too.


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  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment or wax paper. If your dates are hard, soak them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to soften up.
  2. Place dates and peanuts in the bowl of a large food processor. Process a minute or two, or until a crumbly mixture is formed.
  3. Add protein powder, cacao powder, and 1 tbsp water. Use a spatula to break apart and stir mixture a bit by hand before processing again until a dough ball is formed.
  4. Place mixture in pan and flatten well with hands until even and smooth.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Drizzle over bars and top with crushed peanuts, if you're feeling fancy. Freeze overnight and cut into 8-10 bars. I like to store in the freezer!