Tasty – Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars

INGREDIENTS

(Yeld 24 bars)

Bottom layer

1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight

150g pitted dates

¼ cup extra dark cocoa powder

¼ cup flaxseed meal

½ cup steel cut oats

½ cup flake cereal (I used Nature's Path Multigrain Oatbran Flakes)

¼ tsp salt

Splash pure vanilla extract

Middle layer

½ cup coconut butter

½ cup all natural peanut butter

140g vanilla flavored protein powder

Top layer

¼ cup extra dark cocoa powder

2 tbsp unpasteurized liquid honey

4 tbsp melted coconut oil

2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Bottom layer

Add almonds and dates to the bowl of your food processor and process until the mixture turns into a sticky paste with tiny little chunks of almonds throughout.

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well combined

Press to the bottom of a 9 x 9 square pan lined with parchment paper

For the Middle layer

Add coconut butter and peanut butter to your food processor (you might want to clean it first…) and process until smooth and creamy. Add protein powder and process until just incorporated.

Press that mixture evenly on top of the chocolate/almond layer.

Top layer

In a small mixing bowl, delicately whisk together cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and honey, until smooth and creamy

Spread thinly on top of peanut butter layer

Sprinkle chopped peanuts overtop

Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cutting into bars

Source: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/peanut-butter-and-chocolate-energy-squares/