Rocky Road Protein Bars

These protein bars are really just fudge in disguise – a really good disguise. This recipe makes an awesome post-workout treat, delivering valuable nutrients to your body and making the chocolate-lover within you happy.

Whole grains, sunflower seed butter, protein powder, and walnuts are all great sources of healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder give this fudge its decadence while also providing your body antioxidants. Tasting this good, you won’t believe that this “fudge” is really a powerhouse protein bar!

Ingredients

-1 cup oat flour

-1/2 cup almond flour

-1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa

-1 cup protein powder

-1/2 cup sunflower seed butter

-1/4 cup agave

-1/3 almond milk

-1 oz dark chocolate (85%)

-1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

-1/4 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

-In a large bowl, combine oat and almond flour, cocoa, and protein powder.

-In a microwave safe bowl, heat sunflower seed butter for one minute, stirring halfway through.

-Combine sunflower seed butter and agave with the dry ingredients, and mix with a fork until the mixture resembles wet sand.

-Add half of the almond milk to the dough and combine fully, and then the remainder until the dough is smooth.

-Gently fold in chopped dark chocolate, walnuts, and marshmallows.

-Line a square baking dish with parchment paper, and press dough in to form an even layer.

-Refrigerate for one hour, and then cut into 16 even squares.

-Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator or freezer in a sealed container.

Nutrition Information: makes 16 bars

165 calories, 9g fat, 10g protein, 11g carbohydrates

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