Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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You just crushed your workout for the day. Now you’re starving but don’t want to undo all the progress you made with your at-home workout. Good news! These coconut and chocolate peanut butter protein bars from Ambitious Kitchen are both delicious and the perfect post-workout snack!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 c. natural peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)

1/3 c. honey

1/3 c. unsweetened shredded coconut

1 c. oats

1/2 c. vanilla protein powder

2 tbsp. coconut oil

1 tbsp. chia seeds

2 tbsp. chocolate chips + 1 tsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Fancy sea salt for sprinkling

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Mix together until well combined and smooth, then remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. 

Stir in protein powder until smooth, then fold in oats, chia seeds, coconut, and dried cherries, if using. Place in an 8×4 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

Add chocolate chips and coconut in a small saucepan and place over low heat until melted. Drizzle over the tops of the bars. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Place in fridge for 1 hour before removing from pan and cutting into 10 bars or squares. Store bars in the fridge tightly wrapped or in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.