I always keep a protein bar in my purse (and a couple stashed in the car) for a quick snack on the go. Below is one of my favorite recipes for a refreshing bar that boosts my energy, satisfies my chocolate craving and is PCOS diet friendly. What could be better than a mint chocolate bar that is actually good for you?
Chocolate Mint Protein Bars
1 1/2 cup rolled gluten-free oats (ground in a blender to a coarse flour)
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
3 scoops PCOS Diva Power Protein
1/3 cup plus 1 T finely ground almond flour
1/4 cup plus 1 T raw cacao powder
2 T hemp seeds
1 T chia seeds
1/2 unsweetened apple sauce
2T maple syrup
1 tsp. peppermint extract
36 chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips.)
Grind gluten-free oats in blender until they become a coarse flour. Place in large bowl. Grind almonds and walnuts in high speed blender until finely chopped. Add to bowl. Add Power Protein, almond flour, cacao powder, and seeds.
In a small bowl, combine apple sauce, maple syrup and peppermint extract. Then fold into mixture in large bowl. Combine well. Mixture will be sticky. Press into a 8×8 pan sprayed with coconut oil. Press in three choc chips per bar.
Freeze for about 15 minutes or until set. Slice into 6 rows then slice rows in half to make 12 small bars. I store these in the freezer.
If you like this bar, try my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars!