Cookie Dough Protein Bars


Feeling peckish? What better snack is there than Cookie Dough Protein Bars?! These 7-ingredient, vegan, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free (try to say that 5 times fast) protein bars take no more than 5 MINUTES to prepare. Oh, and they taste way better than store-bought, chemical-filled alternatives.

chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars

To make these bars, I used almond flour and coconut flour instead of traditional flours. So much healthier! The almond flour adds a sweet, nutty flavor, and the coconut flour helps it come together. Remember, coconut flour is very absorbent, making it perfect for recipes like this where you want that shapeable texture.

I also used Jarrow Formulas Optimal Plant Proteins vanilla protein powder—I find that some protein powders can be overwhelming, but this one worked well for this recipe. To sweeten these bars, I went with maple syrup, but feel free to use agave, or another liquid sweetener for a nice flavor. I added cashew butter for extra creaminess—it's the best nut butter to add to recipes when you're looking for a mild flavor. Using another nut butter, like peanut butter, would change the entire flavor of the bars (not in a bad way, but they wouldn't taste like plain cookie dough bars as you can imagine).

Finally, I added some almond milk to help the mixture hold, and some Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks since they're free of dairy. 

cookie dough protein bars

All you need to make these protein bars, aside from the ingredients, is a food processor. Enjoy this protein-rich snack, and feel free to comment more snack recipes you'd like to see from me! 

Here's what you need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Chocolate chunks, however many you like

Here's how to make them:

  1. To a food processor, add the coconut flour, almond flour, and vanilla protein powder. Pulse until combined.
  2. Add the maple syrup, cashew butter, and almond milk, and pulse again until the mixture sticks together. You should see it come together into a ball. That's how you'll know it's finished!
  3. Transfer mixture to a piece of parchment paper and fold in as many chocolate chunks (or chips) as you like.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out protein cookie dough into a square. Transfer to fridge for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour to firm up. 
  5. When ready to serve, use a knife to cut into bars. This makes about 8!

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