Prot: 29 g, Carbs: 20 g, Fat: 4 g, Cal: 235

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I’m always excited to work with new all-natural protein powders. So when Champion Naturals offered to send some over, of course I said yes! They sent samples of their Strength and Sport lines, both blends of whey and plant proteins. Being familiar with the consistency of whey and plant proteins, I thought these would be perfect for protein bars! So here you have some delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars!

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I used a packet of chocolate Strength protein powder for the chocolate base layer, and a packet of vanilla Sport protein powder for the top layer. The Strength line is a blend of whey and pea proteins designed to build muscle and promote strength. The Sport line is a blend of whey, pea, and potato proteins designed to help speed recovery and promote strength and endurance for sports. I used one packet of each, but of course you should tailor this recipe to your needs and goals.

The shakes on their own are quite smooth (similar to whey shakes) and have a nice touch of maple to their flavor. Champion has also sent over some vegan powders, their Fit and Endurance lines, and I’ll report back on those soon! You can read more about their products on the Champion Naturals website.

I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars as post-workout (PWO) protein bars, so I included some simple sugars (date sugar), but you can just as easily replace that with stevia or leave it out completely. As PWO bars, I wanted to keep the fat content low, so I used peanut flour instead of real peanut butter. (You can use PB2 powdered peanut butter instead, but the peanut flour is actually higher in protein!)

I threw in some cacao nibs to the top layer for added crunch, and what a delicious treat! Post-workout or anytime, I hope you’ll give these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars a try! And check out the goods at Champion Naturals!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: ½ recipe
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 29g
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Makes two servings (4 small bars).
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put 2 tablespoons of peanut flour in each of two small bowls.
  2. Add one packet of protein to each bowl.
  3. Add cacao powder to the chocolate bowl.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of date sugar to each bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of filtered water to each bowl, and mix well.
  6. Fold cacao nibs into the vanilla bowl.
  7. Line a mini loaf pan with parchment paper.
  8. Press the chocolate layer into the pan. Top with vanilla layer.
  9. Freeze for about an hour to set.
  10. Cut and enjoy! Store in the freezer (or in the refrigerator if you will eat it soon).
Notes
A note about substitutions: If you wish to use an all-whey powder, you might need to add additional peanut flour or coconut flour. Casein might be a better replacement.