This coffee protein bar recipe make me happy. Not only do they provide a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate, they are also coffee flavoured.

 

Coffee Flavoured Protein Bars Recipe

  • 70g soft pitted dates
  • 80g cashews or almonds
  • 40g vanilla or chocolate flavour whey or rice protein powder
  • 2 tsps cocoa powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coffee granules dissolved in 15ml recently boiled water (use decaffeinated coffee
    if preferred)*
  • 20g dark chocolate (75% minimum cocoa), chopped roughly

 

* I prefer to use an espresso maker to add a shot of espresso but at the end of the day this is down to your own taste and the convenience that granulated coffee brings.

 

How To Cook

  1. Place the dates and cashews in a blender or food processor jug and blend into a thick paste.
  2. Add 1-2 tsps of cold water if required, to help combine the mixture.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the dark chocolate, and blend well until thoroughly combined. Scrape down the sides of the jug during blending if required.
  4. Line the base of a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Transfer the paste to the baking tray and shape into a square. Sprinkle the dark chocolate pieces over the top and press in gently.
  6. Freeze for 45 minutes or until chilled.
  7. Cut into 9 bars and freeze until ready to serve.

 

The Details

  • Makes 9 bars
  • Per bar
    • 110 calories
    • 6g fat
    • 8g carbs
    • 6g protein

Enjoy!

 

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