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Chocolate Covered Mocha Protein Bars

Posted on 12 May 2011 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

I believe I promised you guys a recipe for this last Friday. True to my word, here it is!

Chocolate Covered Mocha Protein Bar (yields 12 chewy bars)

Each bar has 190 calories (or 160 if you omit the chocolate layer), 8 grams protein, and 4 grams fiber. These bars make for an awesome pre-workout snack, grab-and-go breakfast, or just a little something to stave of your afternoon cravings.

Ingredients


    *DRY*
  • 2 scoops (~ 64 g) chocolate or vanilla protein powder (I use Elite)
  • 83 g (1 c) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 60 g (1/2 c) oat bran
  • 3 g (1 tbsp) instant coffee granules
  • 12 g (2 tbsp) ground flaxseed
  • 8 g (2 tbsp) wheat bran
  • ~ 70 g (1/2 c) dried fruits :: I used a mix of raisins (20 g), cranberries (30 g), and golden berries (20 g)
  • 1/4 c crushed nuts :: I used 8 g (1 tbsp) white sesame seeds, 8 g (1 tbsp) black sesame seeds, and 32 g (1/4 c) whole almonds, crushed
  • 31.5 g (1/4 c) raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    *WET*
  • 96 g (1/4 c) apple butter
  • 45 g (1/4 c) coconut milk (you can sub with any other (non-dairy) milk)
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut butter
    *CHOCOLATE LAYER*
  • 60 g (~ 2 oz) of good quality dark chocolate, smashed to pieces in a plastic bag (I used 80% cacao chocolate)



Method


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.
  3. Add wet to dry ingredients and mix together until well combined. You should be able to shape a ball of it. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more liquid.
  4. Spread the mixture in a baking dish lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake in the oven until golden/brown on top (20-30 minutes).
  6. Remove from the oven and spread the chocolate chips on top. Once molten, you can spread an even layer of chocolate. Let cool down until chocolate layer is hardened before cutting into 12 bars.


 

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