Chocolate protein bars made with cacao - Healthy Easter recipes - Women's Health & Fitness

Protein bars

Ingredients (makes 20 bars)
•    1 cup dates
•    ¾ cup Brazil nuts
•    ¾ cup rice protein powder
•    1⁄3 cup chia seeds
•    ½ cup desiccated coconut
•    1⁄3 cup raw cacao nibs or beans
•    ½ cup raw organic coconut oil
•    ½ cup raw cacao powder
•    2 tbsp tahini
•    1–2 tbsp raw honey
•    2 tbsp water
•    Hemp seeds or desiccated coconut for top and bottom

Whiz together dates, nuts and protein powder to break up. Add in everything else and process until mixture begins to bind. Sprinkle a glass storage dish with a little hemp or coconut and press mixture down firmly, topping with more hemp seeds or coconut. Cut into bars as needed. Lasts nicely for up to a week in the fridge.

Experiment with organic dried figs or goji berries in place of dates. They’re not as sweet, but are also delicious!

kJ 787 | Fat 14.5g | Carb 8.7g | Protein 4.7g | Sugar 7.5g