Healthy PB Protein Bar (no bake, 15 mins to make!)

28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)
These nutty, chewy protein bars are so delicious you won’t believe that they’re healthy. Peanut butter and dark chocolate is an unbeatable combo. Good luck stopping at one!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigeration Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine International
Servings 12
Calories 249.7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1.5 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup linseed meal
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 100 g 85% dark chocolate

Instructions
 

Make the protein bar base

  • In a large bowl combine the peanut butter, honey and melted coconut oil until it’s a smooth consistency. Mix in the flaxseed meal and vanilla protein powder, using a spoon or clean hands to combine. The batter should be soft and doughy.
  • Press the mixture into a roughly 20 x10 cm (line with baking paper to prevent sticking). Make sure the mixture is smooth on top in preparation for the chocolate layer.

Prepare the chocolate topping

  • Melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan or in the microwave. If you’re using the stove, stir regularly so it doesn’t burn. If you’re microwaving, melt in 30 second bursts, stirring in between.

Put it all together

  • Pour the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter layer, covering the top completely with the chocolate.

Cool & wait

  • Refrigerate for 2 hours and store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.

Notes

Because this is a healthy no-bake slice, these are best eaten cold because the longer they stay at room temperature, the gooier they become. 
Keyword Healthy Snack, High Protein

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.