Mint Chocolate Protein Bar


Looking for a quick pick-me-up before or after a workout?  Try these delicious home made protein bars.  They taste so good that our kids think they are candy bars.  If you store these in the freezer, they’re a great ice cream bar substitute.

IMG_2892Mint Chocolate Protein Bars

For PDF copy of recipe, Mint Chocolate Protein Bars

Makes about 24

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dates (about 14)
  • 1/2 cup prunes (about 11)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup flax seed + 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup hemp protein powder (or protein powder of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp mint extract

Coating:

  • 70g of 70% cocoa chocolate bars (2 small bars) or about 2/3 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mint extract

Directions:

  1. Place dates and prunes in hot water and let sit for 10 minutes. Combine flax seed and water and let sit.
  2. Add prunes, dates and hot water to food processor and blend until pureed.  Add all other ingredients and process until ball starts to form.  Scrape sides of bowl throughout process.
  3. Transfer mixture to 9 x 9 baking pan and press into bottom.
  4. Store in freezer for 30 minutes and then cut into squares.
  5. Combine ingredients for coating into a bowl and microwave in 1 minute increments until melted.  Mix after each minute.
  6. Dip squares into coating mixture and place on parchment paper.  Let dry for 10 minutes and then place back into the freezer until ready to eat.
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