Dessert/ Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

You ask and I deliver… I put out a question on my Instastories asking for recipe requests and time and time again I repeatedly get asked for protein bars and generally snack bar/ball recipes that are easy to make and that are healthy. What I take from this is that they…

  1. Need to made up of simple, easy to find ingredients. Check…
  2. Ideally don’t involve a food processor or blender because let’s face it cleaning either is just a pain in the ass. Check…
  3. Aren’t too macro dense, aka the base isn’t entirely made up of nut butter meaning each bite has 2,000 calories (I exaggerate!) Check…

So these will hopefully fit the bill! They don’t offer 20g of protein per serving, are not carb free, nor are they fat free, but offer a nice balance of the three macro nutrients making them an ideal snack any time of the day. You can of course make them a bit smaller, they are pretty hefty when you make six bars, but a I like a bar that fills me up. If I want something merely for a chocolate/peanut butter fix…I’ll have both of those exact items just as they are! Two squares of Lindt 85% with a tablespoon of Meridian Foods new Rich Roast Peanut Butter… heaven!!!

These bars do need to be kept in the fridge. I’ve made so many alternative protein bars in the past and the only way to get past the fridge requirement is to make them a little on the dry side, or add coconut butter, coconut oil, cacao butter or real deal butter, to keep them firmer at room temperature. These will hold up for a short amount of time out of the fridge, but I haven’t played around with the exact length of time they continue to stay in a pretty form for before turning into a squishy mess.

These are plant based, using Pulsin Chocolate Pea Protein as my plant protein of choice in the mix. As always you can get 20% off online from the Pulsin website with code NUTC20; there are some terms and conditions and just an FYI this isn’t an affiliate code, I don’t make anything from the link, it’s just a discount code for whomever would like to use it.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

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By Serves: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes


  • 80g Pulsin Chocolate Pea Protein
  • 100g oats ground to a fine flour or buy oat flour
  • 25g cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 180ml warm water
  • 80g Smooth Rich Roast Meridian Foods Peanut Butter
  • 80g dark chocolate melted, for topping
  • 60g salted peanuts + 30ml maple syrup
  • Dessicated coconut



Preheat oven to 160C (300F). Mix together peanuts and maple syrup. Place them onto a baking paper lined tray and roast in the oven for 15 minutes.


Remove and set to one side to cool; break up into chunks once cool. Can be made in advance.


Mix together protein through to cocoa powder in a bowl.


Mix together maple syrup, water and peanut butter in a separate bowl.


Add wet to dry and mix well to combine. You should create a soft dough, not sticky, but smooth and even in colour; add a touch more water if necessary to create the dough, or if yours is too wet add 1 tbsp of oat flour at a time to dry it back out.


Press mixture into a baking paper lined 2lb loaf tin and spread evenly using your hands. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes or into the fridge for four hours or overnight before slicing into 6 bars.


Spread 1 tsp of melted chocolate over each bar, top with some peanut chunks and a little sprinkle of dessicated coconut if desired.


Store in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.


Store in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.

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