Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Jan 05 2011 by
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One of my first culinary experiences was my mother helping me to make no bake cookies for a party I was going to. Remember those cookies? Chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal? Well, I used that idea to make these protein bars when trying to find a better substitute for the Clif chocolate almond bars I used to like to nibble on when running a distance run. Clif bars just contain too many ingredients I consider to be unhealthy and unnecessary. Try these bars yourself with your next workout and get powered up.

Kristy

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Layer the bottom of an 8 x 8 glass baking dish with parchment paper. Have all your dry ingredients measured and ready to go.

    Almond butter and brown rice syrup

  2. In a medium bowl combine the almond butter and brown rice syrup.  Heat in the microwave 1 minute, just until it is warm and syrupy. Mix well
  3. Stir in the cocoa powder.

    Mix in the dry ingredients quickly while the butter/syrup mixture is still warm

  4. Immediately stir in the cereal, flax and protein powder (you want to work fast while the almond butter and syrup are still warm and pliable). Mix until combined.

    Press into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish and cool at least 30 minutes before cutting

  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and press the mixture into the dish with your hands.
  6. After they are completely cooled cut into 8 bars.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 508, Cal. from Fat: 200, Total Fat: 23g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Carbs: 59g, Fiber: 7g, Sugars: 23g, Protein: 21g, Sodium: 133mg, Chol: 0mg

Notes:

Wrap the bars in plastic wrap for an easy grab and go pre or post workout power boost.

These protein bars are also good with cherries. Just add 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries (I like to chop them up a bit) and 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) when mixing in the dry ingredients.

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Comments

  1. Brent says:

    Hi ladies, this recipe look great! Quick question though, the instructions say to chop it up into 12 bars but the nutritional info says 8 servings. Which is the correct serving size for the calorie content listed? Thanks :)

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