NO BAKE COCONUT ALMOND PROTEIN BARS
I got the idea for this from Oxygen magazine but kinda put my own twist on it because I love the way almond and coconut taste together. You could also use natural peanut butter and omit the coconut.
Ready in about 40 minutes
Yields 8-9 Servings
2 cups oats
1/2 cup natural almond butter
4 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1 tbsp sliced almonds
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tbsp raisins
About 1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup water
9x9" square baking dish or 8-8.5" round dish
1. Knead all ingredients (except honey) in a large bowl with hands.
2. Spread dough into dish using a spatula to flatten and smooth the surface.
3. Drizzle honey over dough, then place in freezer.
4. Freeze for about 30 minutes, then cut into bars.
I usually cut and wrap each bar individually so I can just grab and go. Keep in mind that these bars are calorie-dense, so they would serve well as a single snack, or if you eat 6 meals a day, as a meal not a dessert. I like to eat one for breakfast.The fat content is high but remember that natural nut butters contain "healthy" fats.
NUTRITION FACTS (for 1 bar):
Total Fat: 11g
Total Carbs: 22.8g
Dietary Fiber: 4.1g
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