The Ultimate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
To pass the time, I draw.
I like to draw all kinds of randomness but my favorite randomness is randomness for the kids. It’s funny because they’ll be sitting in front or next to me looking bored out of their minds, kicking their mom or dad for attention, annoying their siblings, or just looking around hoping something of interest materializes before them, something like… cats dressed up as humans!
I started drawing the first cat and the little boy in front of me was mesmerized. I then drew the second cat and he started laughing before asking me to draw a ‘cat lady’ so I did. The whole thing was really funny and this kid was loving it.
Finally, five minutes before we were all due to arrive to our destination, he asked me to draw him. So I did – I drew him staring at the cats, hehe.
The whole thing was really amusing. And I’m writing about it now so I could share the cats with you too – as well as the protein bars I was eating on my way to London that day because they were incredible! Up there with the the best bars I’ve ever made. Definitely the best homemade peanut butter bars that I’ve tasted. And super easy to make too! Check it out:
1/3 cup defatted peanut flour (I got this one but something like PB2 would work, as would this stuff from Bulk Powders Australia if you’re in Oz!)
1/3 cup vanilla whey protein powder (I’m using this one by SCI-MX)
1/4 cup of cartoned coconut or almond milk
1/3 cup of ground almonds
2 tbsp coconut flour
3-4 squares of dark chocolate (I used 85% Lindt)
1. In a bowl, mix all the above ingredients except for the dark chocolate until you get a dough that you can shape with your hands. If it’s too wet or sticky, add a bit more coconut flour.
3. Melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie and, once melted, dunk your bars into the dark chocolate. Then, put them back on either a silicone tray, some tin foil, or parchment paper (this is so you can lift them off their surface without having the chocolate stick all over the place and leave your bars El Nudo).
Oh and do also enjoy all the protein bar recipes in my Protein Bar Ebook – they’re just as epic as these ones and you can get them in either ebook (pdf) form or by downloading them from the Protein Pow App!
Macros per bar (out of four):
9g carbs (out of which 5g is fiber!!!)
10g fat (primarily from the nuts)