No Bake Birthday Cake Protein Bars


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Don't be fooled by the title ... it doesn't need to be your birthday to celebrate and eat these no-bake protein bars. Great for fuel on-the-go, packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats to leave you satisfied, and pretty much a great way to celebrate life.

PROTEIN + HEALTHY FATS + FIBRE = SATISFYING SNACK

Enough with the talking, here's the recipe!

NO BAKE BIRTHDAY CAKE PROTEIN BARS

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Almond Flour

  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

  • 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein

  • 1/2 Cup of Chia Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp of Maca Powder

  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon

  • 1 Cup of Cashew or Almond Butter (Peanut Butter works too!)

  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil

  • 1/3 Cup of Maple Syrup

  • 1/4 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 Tsp of Almond Extract

  • NOT OPTIONAL: Sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix and combine all dry ingredients

  • In a pot over low-medium heat, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and cashew butter

  • Stir until completely melted and combine

  • Remove from heat and add almond and vanilla extract

  • In the large bowl, add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix completely

  • Add sprinkles (most important step)

  • In a shallow baking dish, apply a thin layer of coconut oil to ensure they don't stick

  • Add protein bar mixture to dish and pat into place

  • Add more sprinkles (another important step)

  • Place in freezer to harden for at least 20 minutes

Notes

  • Bars should stay in the freezer to keep their shape (or fridge is fine if you're eating them that day)

  • Cut into bars (or squares) and wrap each individually in tin foil (if you have zero portion control like me)

  • Pack as a mid-morning or mid-day snack when you're on the go!

As much as it's super convenient to buy protein bars, every once in a while it's always a good option to try making your own, that way you know exactly what's going in it!

Any other recipes you'd like to see to make meal prep a little easier? Comment below!