My favorite protein bar recipe

Happy Monday everyone, One of my favorite things about being home is having a full kitchen. No tiny microwave and using my desk as a counter for me! After I posted my Women’s History Month post and being enlightened that March is national months for a bunch of other things, I took to the internet and found out that it’s National Nutrition Month!!!! For National Nutrition Month I’ve decided to share a fave recipe of mine that can be made using only a food processor!!!


Something I absolutely love are protein bars! Something I don’t love is their price or the amount of added sugar they contain. I decided to take to my kitchen and see if I could make my own. My mom had made some for me over a year ago and over winter break I wanted to try my hand at making my own.

Ingredients

  • 1 cups raw walnuts (extra if you want a topping)
  • 1  cup raw almonds
  • 2 ½  cups pitted dates
  • ⅔  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  scoop Vegan (I use Vega) chocolate protein powder
  • ¼  tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove and set aside
  2. Place walnuts and almonds in food processor and process until finely ground.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, protein powder and salt and pulse to combine.
  4. Drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor.
  5. Process until a dough consistency is achieved, adding more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed in your hand. You may not use all the dates.
  6. Add the brownie mixture to a parchment lined 8×8 dish (add a topping of chocolate chips and walnuts if wanted). Press down until flat.
  7. Put in fridge/freezer to chill for a minimum 30 minutes.
  8. Transfer to plate and cut

*Makes about 16 squares*

 

What is your favorite recipe?

❤ Alicia ❤

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