These protein bars are a great snack for the kids lunch: lightly sweetened, a good source of protein, carbs and good fat.  The topping is versatile. You can melt dark chocolate chips (70% cacao and higher is best), mix protein powder with coconut oil, or skip it altogether too! My kids enjoyed these as both a dessert and treat in their lunch.

A few notes: You may use any nut butter for this recipe. It works great with peanut butter, but peanuts are more inflammatory than almond butter, so almond butter is a better choice.  I used Orgain Superfoods protein powder.
Let us know if you make them! Enjoy!

Almond Protein Bars
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 C vanilla protein powder
  • 2 C almond flour
  • ¼ C coconut oil, melted or MCT oil
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 1 C almond butter (or any nut butter)
Instructions
  1. Food process dry ingredients then wet. These should be the consistency of balls that you could roll - and you could actually do that too! Spread into an 8x8 pan, and if you are making topping, spread it on top. Put in fridge to set then cut. Makes 12 bars. They are pantry stable for about 1 week.

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