Cookies and cream flavoured anything is one of my weaknesses. Especially when there's chocolate involved.
Willpower aside, how can you resist the temptation. We all love those famous candy bars, and candy bar flavoured ice cream. So why not combine our love of cookies and cream flavoured things with healthy ingredients + protein and make some delicious Candy Bar Flavoured Protein Bars!
Best. Idea. Ever.
And while you may want to stuff your face with all the bars; try to hold back. I'll try with you ;)
These Cookies & Cream Protein Bars are guilt free (no refined sugar, partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, and so on). Now this is a treat that you can really sink your teeth into! Their also gluten-free and easily made vegan, just simply replace the honey with maple syrup and your golden. And it only takes one bowl to whip them up.
Coconut butter might not be an ingredient you always have on hand, but it's very much worth it.
Time for a close up...
Now let's eat candy bars!
Healthy Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (6 protein bars)
- 3/4 cup coconut butter, softened until spreadable
- 1.5 tablespoons cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 60 grams (2 scoops) Vege PRO-7 vanilla protein powder, or other vanilla protein powder
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chunks
Line a 6x4 baking dish or loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine softened coconut butter, cashew butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Stir with a spatula until fully combined and smooth.
Stir in protein powder and chocolate chunks until well combined and incorporated.
Pour the mixture into prepared pan. Spread and press down to flatten. Cover and freeze for at least 20 minutes until fully set.
Slice into 8 bars and enjoy! Store covered in the fridge or freezer.
Serving Size: 1 bar Calories: 273 Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 15g Carbohydrates:17g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 14mg Fiber: 5.5g Protein: 9g