Orange Chocolate Protein Bars

Double layered and packed with protein, these Orange Chocolate Protein Bars are set to be your new favourite pre-or-post workout snack! Recipe by Merilin at Almost Zero Waste.  



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Ingredients

Bars
100g Vitally Vegan Protein Powder (Chocolate & Orange)
70g Cashews
70g Rolled Oats
88ml Orange Juice
150g Dates
10ml Coconut Oil
A Pinch of Salt
Peanut Caramel
50g Date Syrup
35g Peanut Flour
20g Peanut Butter
50ml Plant Milk
Additional
Rice Crisps to Top
150g Melted Chocolate
1tbsp Cocoa Butter or Coconut Oil (+ 1 Cup Chocolate Chips)

 
 
How to Make
Step 1: In a small pot, soak dates in hot water for 20 or so minutes (you can do a “quick-soak” in boiling water for a couple of minutes, too).
Step 2: In a blender or food processor, add cashews and whole oats, and a pinch of salt. Blend for a few seconds until you get a flour-like texture (if you still have bigger pieces, it’s okay).
Step 3: Then, add the pea protein and blend again. After, add the soaked and dried dates, the orange juice, and melted coconut oil, and blend until everything is well-combined. Spread the dough in a small tray, and put it in the freezer to rest.


 

The peanut caramel layer:
Step 1: In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the caramel layer until you everything is mixed.

Step 2: Spread on top of the chilled dough and then put back in the freezer. If you wish, sprinkle a few rice crisps or popped quinoa on top.

 

Chocolate layer:
Step 1: Melt a chocolate bar to a double boiler on medium heat. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
Step 2: Add one tbsp cocoa butter or coconut oil and mix.
Step 3: Once melted, take away the chocolate from the heat, and wait for it to cool down.


Finishing the Bars:
Step 1: Take out the bars from the freezer, and cut them into 16 pieces. Start putting each of the bars in the melted chocolate, and then transfer to cool down on a metal net tray. Since the bars will be cold, the chocolate will become solid quite fast, so try to be a bit faster here, or you will have to re-melt the chocolate again. 

Step 2: After all the bars are covered with chocolate, you can decorate them with dried raspberries or eat them like that! You can store them in the fridge for over a week or in the freezer for ~3 months. 

 

Nutritional Information Per Bar

Kcal: 179
Fat: 8.2g
Carbs: 17.8g
Protein: 8g

 

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Like this recipe? Try our Salted Caramel Protein Bars!
 

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