I hope you’re all had an amazing weekend!
Today, I would like to share with you all a guilt – free recipe that I discovered while going through a process of changing my eating habits. I must admit my love for chocolates and I find always really hard to control my sweet tooth, but so far it’s working.
I was checking online for healthy and tasty homemade protein bars recipes and I ended up coming across this this recipe (That’s the original recipe) German Chocolate Protein Bars from a blog called The Sweet Life Online.
Unfortunately, this recipe doesn’t have the nutrition values that each bars contains. I made it anyways because all the ingredients are really healthy, but since I don’t know the exact calories per bar I only eat one per day (Because I’m on a diet lol).
So here is the recipe:
German Chocolate Protein Bars
You are going to need the following ingredients:
1 cup oats or oat flour
1/2 cup soy protein powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup dates, pitted
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp pecans
1/2 cup + 3 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
6 tbsp Agave syrup (the original recipe says Brown Rice Syrup)
1 tsp vanilla
A pinch of salt
Well, if you have a food processor you can go for it and use it! Or you can do like me and mix the ingredients using a blender!
Firstly, I blended each ingredient separately. Then using a large bowl I added all the ingredients and mixed them together creating a dough.
The dough should be tacky but not sticky! You can add a little bit of water slowly if you realize the dough is becoming too dry. It should something like this:
Since I couldn’t find rice syrup I substituted for agave syrup.
Once you have your dough, place the dough on a cooking sheet on a plan surface. Place another cooking sheet on top of the dough and slowly roll out to 1/2 inch thick, shaping into a square as you roll.
After you have it (something like in the picture below) place it in the refrigerator for 24 hrs and allow it to get harder.
Next day, cut into 12 equal bar sizes. Store in the refrigerator for 5 days or up to a month in the freezer.
Please in case you make this recipe, tell me your thoughts on it!! 😉