It’s the first month of a new year and lots of people are embarking on diets and setting strict New Years resolutions. But, you don’t have to cut out all of your favourite foods and just eat bowls of salad for the next few months to be healthy! It’s completely okay to enjoy a few little treats here and there and these protein cookie dough bars are super tasty, vegan friendly and pretty simple to make too!
Cookie Dough Protein Bars
They have a soft cookie dough base with the addition of Kin Nutrition for a little extra protein boost, dark chocolate chunks and then a raw chocolate topping! These make a great after dinner, pre-workout or tea time snack and you can store them in your fridge ready for the week ahead!
- Cookie Dough Base
- 62g cashew nuts
- 37g coconut chips
- 45g oats (use gluten free if needed)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tbsp agave/maple syrup
- 25g Kin Nutrition Coconut Protein Powder
- Handful chopped dark chocolate
- Pinch sea salt
- Chocolate topping
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp agave/maple syrup
To make the cookie dough layer, combine the coconut, oats and cashews in your Ninja Kitchen food processor and pulse these until slightly crushed.
Add in the peanut butter, protein, sweetener, coconut oil and salt, then blend until well combined.
Stir through the chocolate and pour the mixture into a lined tin and firmly press into the base. Pop this into the freezer to set.
For the chocolate, gently melt the coconut oil, then stir through the cacao powder and sweetener until smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the cookie dough base and return to the freezer for an hour to set until the chocolate Is solidified.
Slice the bars into portions and enjoy!