Sweet Treat Vegan Protein Bars

I made this recipe up on the spot, I didn’t measure so I apologize if this recipe doesn’t work for you!  These measurements are a guess! When mixing your wet ingredients with the dry oat mix, if it needs more “wetnesss” splash dairy free milk of choice until you reach a sticky consistency.   Also this recipe is super versatile. Feel free to add or omit almost any ingredient. The is also good with nuts mixed into the dry mix or a paste made for dates instead of a nut butter “glue” !

You will need:

-1 cup of peanut butter or nut butter

-3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil

-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

-2 tablespoons of agave or maple syrup (or both for added sweetness!)

-1 cup of soaked dates

-2 cups of steel cut oats

-1 cup of regular oats

-2-3 scoops of your favorite vegan protein powder (rice, pea,  hemp,rawfusion,iron vegan etc) I used Raw Fusion peanut chocolate fudge

-4 tablespoons of ground flax seed

-3 tablespoons of hemp hearts

-splash of vanilla extract

-1/4 sugar of choice


Start with a small sauce pan and heat agave/maple syrup, peanut butter , 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a splash of vanilla. If this seems to be a big ball/hard lump, thin out with dairy free milk of choice.

In a large bowl mix together oats, seeds and protein powder. Stir the peanut butter mixture into the dry mixture. If it needs more “glue” splash dairy free milk of choice.  Feel free to add mix ins such as chopped nuts, seeds or chocolate chips.

In a high speed blender or food processor mix 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and the soaked dates.  Add sugar here if needed. Sometimes the cocoa mixture tastes super bitter.

Line a pan parchment paper and press the sticky oat mixture down flat. Then pour the date chocolate mixture on top. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, sea salt and/or chopped nuts.

Freeze for a few hours and enjoy!!