Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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Chocolate PeanutButter Energy Balls     

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free brown rice cereal
  • ¼ cup peanuts, finely chopped, divided (almonds)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (almond butter)
  • ½ cup maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 serving Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein (or your fav protein powder)
  • ½ tsp sea salt and more for sprinkling
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp water to help stick together if needed

Preparation

  • Combine brown rice cereal and two tablespoons of chopped peanuts in a large bowl.
  • In a small pot, combine peanut butter and brown rice/maple syrup and warm over low heat until runny and well-mixed. Turn off heat and mix in Vega Clean Protein and salt.
  • Coat a spatula with non-stick spray and pour peanut mixture into rice cereal mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Once the mixtures have become well-incorporated, set it aside and let sit.
  • In a separate pan, melt vegan chocolate chips with two teaspoons of coconut oil.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, a spoon, or your hands, roll the dough into 14 balls and place on parchment paper. Alternatively, you can press entire mixture into 8”x8” pan lined with parchment.
  • Dip balls into chocolate or spread chocolate evenly over bars. Sprinkle with remaining chopped peanuts and sea salt.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze.

RECIPE BY  myvega.com




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