No-bake chocolate peanut butter protein bars made with HUM Nutrition’s Core Strength vanilla protein powder, coconut flour, and lightly sweetened with honey. This low-sugar protein bar recipe tastes just like a peanut butter cup! Keep in your fridge or freezer and enjoy all week long!
1 cup (256 grams) peanut butter
½ cup (45 grams) HUM Nutrition Core Strength vanilla protein powder
5–6 tablespoons coconut flour
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
2–3 tablespoons chocolate chips
¼ teaspoon coconut oil
In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, protein powder, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut flour. Mix and check the consistency. It should be thick and pliable like play-dough. The thicker the dough, the more firm they will be at room temperature. If it’s still sticky, add more coconut flour 1 teaspoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Place the dough into the lined pan and flatten to ½ inch thickness. Flatten the top by placing a second loaf pan on top and pressing down or using the bottom of a measuring cup. Place in the fridge or freezer for ten minutes.
While the bars chill, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave. Drizzle the bars with chocolate then place back in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
These bars are best enjoyed straight from the fridge or freezer as they soften slightly at room temperature. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 3 months or longer.