Almond Nut Butter Protein Bars

All good things come in small packages, right?  Well these little wonderbars (or not so little depending on how generous your portions are!) pack a powerhouse of nutritional yummy goodness that will satisfy any chocoholics craving, in a not so sinful choccy way.  Crammed full of nuts, seeds, yummy almond butter and rich dark velvety chocolate, I have to admit, I really really enjoyed licking the spoon on this occasion!  Not to mention a few sneaky extra spoonfuls of delicious almond butter of course 🙂  Even those who aren’t fans of dark chocolate will find themselves wanting more.  I’ve already been ordered to make another batch by a dark chocolate loather!

 

Go on, move over to the dark side 😉

 

protein barsAlmond butter protein bars

Ingredients (Makes 16 pieces)

1 cup mixed chopped nuts

1/2 cup ground almonds

3 scoops protein powder (I used chocolate but vanilla  or banana could work also)

1 cup dried cranberries

2 tbls flaxseeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

2 x 100g bars of 85% cocoa solids dark chocolate

2 heaped tbls any flavour smooth nut butter (I used Keen Almond Smooth Nut Butter)

 

Method

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof dish over some simmering water (do not let the water touch the bowl).  Once the chocolate has melted. take it off the heat and stir in the nut butter.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.  Line a square 8in x 8in dish with baking parchment.  Pour in the chocolate mixture, push into the corners of the dish and smooth over the top.  Place in the fridge until set and then cut up into equal squares.

 

 

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About Sharon Duffin Photography

Professional photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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