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Homemade Almond Crunch Protein Bars

Sep 20, 2014

Homemade Almond Crunch Protein Bars

Homemade Almond Crunch Protein Bars


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut/almond butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup almond/rice/soy/hemp milk, unsweetened
  • 1 + 1/2 cups vanilla plant based protein powder (I used Vega Sport)*
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp almonds, coarsely chopped


Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw at room temperature for 20 minutes and enjoy.
  1. Combine coconut oil, peanut butter and milk in a medium bowl. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals until melted, stirring in between. Then whisk to combine well. Add protein powder + almond meal and mix with a spatula until combined. It will take a few minutes. Dough will be crumbly, that's fine.
  2. Line 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper and fill with prepared dough. Flatten with your hands and then level with spatula, pressing dough into the dish all the time.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and 1 tbsp coconut oil in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted, then stir well. Pour over the bars and tilt the dish until all bars are coated evenly with chocolate.
  4. Toast almonds in a small skillet on low-medium heat until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently and watch closely not to burn. Sprinkle on top of chocolate. Freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from the dish by holding onto the flaps of parchment paper and place on a cutting board. Cut into 12 bars and enjoy chilled.


*I used Vega protein powder in vanilla, chocolate and berry flavours. As well as Sunwarrior protein powder). I do not recommend using plain pea or hemp protein powder in this recipe. I assume whey protein is an option. You might need to add more milk as whey tends to absorb liquid a lot.*You can skip the topping but nutritional info won't change much.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving = 1 bar:
Calories: 192.6
Total Fat: 14.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 56.3 mg
Total Carbs: 5.8 g
Sugars: 2.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Protein: 9.6 g


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