Peanut butter protein bars

12 servings Prep: 10 mins Chill/rest/proof: 1 hr 10 mins
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These vegan-friendly sweet treats are perfect as a tasty protein-packed snack or an on-the-go brekkie!

By Independent Contributor March 17 2022
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Ingredients (11)

For the base
200 g dates — cooked in hot water
300 g rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 scoop peanut butter flavoured plant based protein powder
2 tbsp coconut oil — melted
1/2 cup aquafaba — chickpea water
handful dark chocolate chips
pinch salt
For the topping
200 g dates — soaked in hot water
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
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Start by adding the dates needed for the base to a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms.

Add all the rest of the ingredients, except for the choc chips, to the food processor and process until smooth.

Add the choc chips and mix in using a spatula.

Press the mixture into a lined baking dish and place in the fridge to firm up for about 10minutes.

Add all the ingredients for the topping to the food processor and process until a smooth paste forms.

Spread the topping over the base and place back in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting into squares.

These can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Reprinted with permission from Real Food Runners, follow along on Instagram.

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