No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars (GF, VG, OF, RFS)
No bake chocolate peanut butter protein bars. These are much healthier than any store-bought bars. While still being super tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy sweet treat or as a pre/post workout snack. Gluten free, oil free, vegan and no refined sugar.
FINALLY! I have created a yummy free from protein bar. This has been my mission for a long time now. These chocolate peanut butter protein bars are delicious and surprisingly filling.
Personally, I find it really difficult to find a protein bar that I can eat. Then if I do find a suitable bar it usually doesn’t taste that great or is worth the money.
Favourite Protein Bars
My go to protein bar and my favourite is the chocolate peanut crunchy nut bar from eat naturals protein packed range. I buy them in bulk a 20-bar box from Costco at a time that’s I how much I like them.
Previously I made these chocolate peanut protein cups, which I still love but are more fudge like. For this reason, I have continued to test out different bar versions. For the most part they recipes have failed to hold together properly. They usually taste nice but are to crumbly and usually end up being rolled into balls. This is the secret to how most by bliss ball recipes are created!
More Recipe Ideas:
Here’s a chocolate salted caramel protein bliss ball recipe and a coconut cashew walnut protein bliss ball recipe. I hate to waste ingredients on recipes that don’t turn out right. Basically, if I can all the failed recipes are reinvented into new bliss ball combinations.
Now back to the triumph of these chocolate peanut butter protein bars. This recipe had quite a few requirements to meet. First off, they had to be gluten and dairy free obviously. Next, I wanted them to be free from dates, gf oats and any hard to find ingredients.
Where to find the Ingredients
In light of this, providing you live in the UK then all the ingredients I used can be found in any major supermarket. The only except is the protein powder you choose to use. I used an unflavoured egg white protein I buy from an online retailer called bulk powders. Am aware that doesn’t make them vegan but I only need them to be dairy free. Of course, if you want them to be vegan them simply use a vegan protein powder.
Rather than using GF oats for the base which I can’t eat any more. I choose to use 2 coconut and crispy rice Nutri-Brex biscuits. These are a gluten free version of Weetabix. Instead of using dates as a binder, I used 2 tbsp Alpro coconut milk. Due to the absorbance of the Nutri-Brex and protein powder this creates a dough like consistency.
Once I had the base layer figured out, I moved on to the filling. For this I chose to use a combination of PB Fit (powdered peanut butter), natural crunchy peanut butter and rice puffs.
Assembling the bar was where I have struggle before. For this I sandwiched two layers together creating a three layered bar which I then coated in dark chocolate.
Finished result turned out amazing as they hold together great and taste so yummy, much better than any store-bought ones I have tried. The texture is soft and chewy and super satisfying.
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars (GF,VG,OF,RFS)
No bake chocolate peanut butter protein bars. These are much healthier than any store-bought bars. While still being super tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy sweet treat or as a pre/post workout snack. Gluten free, oil free, vegan and no refined sugar
- 2 (35g) nutri brex (crushed)
- 20 grams unflavoured protein powder
- 10 grams shredded desiccated coconut
- 10 grams fruit syrup
- 2 tbsp non dairy milk
- 12 grams PB Fit
- 6 tsp water
- 20 tbsp natural crunchy peanut butter
- 10 grams Rice puffs
- 50 grams dark chocolate
In a medium sized mixing bowl add the first 5 ingredients, mix to combine until it sticks together and forms a ball.
Add mixture to a lined baking dish and press down to form a flat layer. Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
In a small bowl add the PB Fit and water together to form a running peanut butter.
Add in the natural crunchy peanut butter and stir to create a thick paste.
Remove layer one from the fridge and spread the peanut butter mixture over it.
Sprinkle the rice puffs over the peanut butter and press them down slightly to help them stick. Return the baking dish to the fridge for another 5-10 minutes.
Remove the baking dish from the fridge and cut into four slices. Sandwich two slices together to create two bars. Then cut each bar in half to create 4 four bars in total.
Melt dark chocolate and spread over each bar to coat them. Place bars in the fridge to set the chocolate.
Once the chocolate has harden your finished. Enjoy
Store the bars in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Macros for 1 bar is: 10.7f 14.8c 9.7p