No-Cook Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Makes: 24

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup (175 mL) quick oats
  2. 3/4 cup (175 mL) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  3. 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) protein powder
  4. 1 cup (250 mL) mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) natural peanut butter
  6. 1/2 cup (125 mL) honey
  7. 1/3 cup (75 mL) chia seeds
  8. 1/3 cup (75 mL) hemp seeds
  9. 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Method

  1. Pulse oats and coconut in food processor until fine. Set aside.
  2. In bowl, mix protein powder, banana, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cocoa powder and salt until blended. Then mix in reserved oat and coconut mixture.
  3. Using damp hands or flat bottom of cup or mug, press mixture into 13 x 9-inch (3 L) parchment paper-lined baking pan. Cover and refrigerate 4 hr. or up to 24 hr. Cut into 24 bars and refrigerate.

Tip: To store individual bars, wrap each in plastic wrap and keep in airtight container in fridge. Store up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.