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BOOST Just Protein No-Bake Power Bars

These easy-to-make energy bars are great to have on hand for snacks on the go. Protein powder gives them a nut-free BOOST.
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Servings: 12 servings, 1 bar each
Skill level: Beginner

What you need

Ingredients

2 cups (500 ml) quick-cooking oats
1 cup (250 ml) pitted dates
1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded coconut
1/2 cup (125 ml) cocoa powder
1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
1/4 cup (60 ml) melted coconut oil
1/4 cup (60 ml) chia seeds

How to prepare

Instructions

1. Line 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan with plastic wrap or foil. 

2. In food processor, pulse together oats and dates until chopped. Add coconut, cocoa powder and protein powder; pulse for about 30 seconds or until in fine crumbs, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. 

3. Add maple syrup, coconut oil and chia seeds; process until smooth. Press mixture into prepared pan; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. Remove from pan and cut into 12 bars. 

4. Refrigerate bars between pieces of waxed paper in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Tips

Chocolate

For extra chocolate flavour, add some chopped dark chocolate to the mixture before pressing into pan.

Nutrition Information

Per 1 bar

 
Amount
% DV

Calories

230
 

Fat

10 g
 

Saturated Fat

6 g
 

Cholesterol

0 mg
 

Sodium

10 mg
 

Carbohydrate

29 g
 

Fibre

5 g
 

Sugars

15 g
 

Protein

6 g