That is all I have to say about these NO BAKE Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars.
These are SO GOOD! And what's even better: you don't even have to bake them - all you have to do is pop them in the freezer for 4-6 hours and you have yourself a healthy chocolate peanut butter dream.
I am not exaggerating when I say these taste like an actual Reese's Peanut Butter cup. My whole family went CRAZY over these things! Chocolate and peanut butter has always been a family favorite when it comes to flavor combos.
These are delicious and have the BEST ingredients. They are packed with protein, healthy fats, and low in sugar (for a piece of fudge). They are a little on the more calorie dense side of my healthy desserts, but it's okay because their amazing flavor makes up for the fact that they are a little heavier than my usual recipes.
I wanted to try and use the fewest amount of ingredients as possible when I was making these. I knew I probably could have made these with even less ingredients than they have, but I really liked the way they turned out so I decided to leave all 7 ingredients in the recipe.
Since these are 188 calories each, they pack a pretty big punch when it comes to the "fullness factor" - meaning they will keep you full for a VERY long time. The combination of healthy fats, fiber, and protein is to thank for that! Since they rank pretty high on the fullness factor scale, I like to eat these for a breakfast on the go or as an afternoon snack.
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Nut butters are one of my favorite go-to snacks. A lot of times, if I start to feel hungry even though I just ate, I will realize I did not eat a healthy fat with my previous meal. I definitely notice a huge difference in my appetite levels when I include a healthy fat every (or almost every) time I eat.
These no bake bars have 14.7 grams of fat and 8.3 grams of protein, which is about equivalent to a serving of almonds (they just have a little bit more protein). I used
Unico Nutrition's vanilla milkshake protein powder in these, but they also have a plant-based protein if you are looking to make a vegan version of this recipe.
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I actually made this recipe on my Instagram story and I had a lot of people ask what brands I used for the other ingredients, so here is the full rundown of what's inside:
Protein powder: Unico Nutrition
Organic coconut flour: Betterbody Foods
Chocolate chips: Enjoy Life Foods
Stevia: In the Raw
Creamy peanut butter: Justin's
Powdered peanut butter: Betterbody Foods PBFit
These are all my faves! I use a lot of these ingredients in most of my recipes. I love how they are so versatile and can be used to make so many different treats.
These No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars are one of my favorite healthy creations yet! Check out the recipe below.
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