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No-Bake DIY Protein Bars

No-Bake DIY Protein Bars

Perfect for a mid-morning, afternoon, pre-workout or post-dinner snack (in other words, always appropriate), these vegan protein bars are chock full o‘ crunchy, healthy plant protein and dotted through with just a wee bit of fun by way of chocolate chips and dried cherries. These bars will give active folks the boost you need without a lot of baggage and no weird ingredients. Plus, they taste good and they are easy-peasy to make. What more could you want?

No-Bake DIY Protein Bars

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter, peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Fair Trade vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cherries, blueberries, raisins or favorite dried fruit, ideally berry-sized or smaller
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup hulled hempseed hearts

Stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla, almond extract, cinnamon and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat until combined.

In a large bowl, combine everything from the oats to the hempseed hearts. Pour the warm maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir together until combined.

Press into a parchment-lined** or greased 8X8-inch pan and let cool in the fridge for an hour or two until hardened. Cut into 16 bars and enjoy! Store in the fridge.

Recipe notes:
* The nuts and seeds are just suggestions. If you’d prefer different varieties, just use those.
** If you use parchment paper, cut it so it’s a little larger than the baking pan and the whole thing will lift right out in a very nifty fashion.

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