Crispy Chocolate Protein Bars

This is a super fun snack recipe for kids & adults  to make.  Kids get to measure out some fun ingredients, squish them with their hands, press “superman hard” to flatten the bars out, and then wait a nominal period of time before noshing.  Choose from my chocolate option, or go with the original, which has a cake batter-type flavor.  The best part is, there are no funky ingredients in them like the ones you buy in stores, so make them, pack them and feel good when your kids EAT them.

Healthy Energy Bars

Healthy Energy Bars

Crispy Chocolate Protein Bars

  • 1 cup chocolate rice crispies (I like EnviroKids G-free)
  • packed 1/4 cup oat flour (make your own by grinding rolled oats in the food processor until they turn into a fine powder. Measure after blending.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp cashew or peanut butter (I used dark chocolate peanut butter)
  • 5 tbsp agave or honey
  • ¼ cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia, flax, coconut and chocolate blend (optional- found at Whole Foods)
Ingredients

Ingredients

Combine all dry ingredients and stir well. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and stir to form a thin paste. (If your nut butter is cold, warm it a little). Pour dry into wet and stir until evenly coated (or use your hands). Line a 7×5 baking dish with a large piece of wax paper and pour the mixture into the dish. (double recipe to fit in an 8×8 pan and they’ll be thicker ). Fold the extra paper over the mixture and squish down hard. Use a heavy object to really press it down. Stick in the fridge or freezer to harden before cutting into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer. Makes 6 bars.

Getting our hands dirty

Getting our hands dirty

Chocolate Flavor

Chocolate Flavor

Cake Batter Flavor

Cake Batter Flavor

 

This recipe was based on the original by blogger “Chocolate Covered Katie.”

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