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Peanut butter choco protein bars

This is a simple recipe, using pre-bagged mixed nuts and seeds which give you more nutritional variety (as well as flavour and texture). These bars are great for a quick snack, and pre or post workout. There are healthy fats galore from the nuts, seeds and coconut oil, which are amazing for keeping you feeling full as well as your brain health, cell health, hormone regulation and healthy hearts. Make a batch and store in the fridge for a much healthier snack than shop bought snack bars. You could add protein powder to up the protein if you need it.

Makes 10-12


100g mixed nuts

100g oats

50g mixed seeds

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp maple syrup

6 dates, soaked in hot water for 30 mins

30g coconut oil

30g dark chocolate, melted


  1. In a food processor or blender, very briefly pulse the dates, nuts and half of the oats together and tip into a bowl. Add the rest of the oats and mixed seeds and stir.

  2. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or on the hob and add this to the bowl along with maple syrup and peanut butter, and mix it all together thoroughly. I quite like getting in there with my hands to make sure the peanut butter is really mixed through. The mix should start to stick together.

  3. Line a small baking tray or flat dish with greaseproof paper and tip in the mix. Flatten it down with a spatula or spoon, really pushing it to the edges.

  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the hob, and drizzle it over the top.

  5. Pop in the fridge for 30 mins then cut into 10-12 pieces. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge until they’re all gone! (They'll keep for a couple of weeks).


Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, peanut butter), sesame


I try to avoid using equipment as much as possible, but to make sure these bars stick together, it is worth whizzing up some of the oats and nuts so they stick together. Alternatively if you don't have a blender or food processor, you can roughly chop the nuts and it should be fine!


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