"No Bake" Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars -- A secretly healthy recipe with no refined sugar, oil, or flour. A perfectly portable snack or breakfast idea!
This post is sponsored by Amazing Grass on behalf of Fit Approach. Thanks for supporting brands that making Sinful Nutrition possible!
And that's what we call the shortest work week of all. The end.
On a serious note, who do I have to talk to in order to make 3 day weekends a thing? Hook a sister up.
And with that...chocolate.
I partnered up with Amazing Grass to show you that yes, grass can in fact taste amazing, and do amazing things. Not three day weekend amazing things, but let's not go there.
They do however make a brand spankin' new plant-based protein powder, full of seven different types of organic greens, two servings of fruits and vegetables, and 20 grams of protein per serving. Which is pretty much err'thang I put into my morning smoothie, but in one fell scoop.
They come in three flavors: Original, Vanilla, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. I'll give you one guess which one I chose...
Now I know smoothies and protein powders are like the Jay Z to Queen B, but I'm not one for the mainstream. I like to keep my recipes as hipster as possible. They all own a pair of Chuck Taylor's, a thrift store jean jacket, and a copy of Simon and Garfunkel on vinyl for safe measures as well.
And since I like to procrastinate as much as possible, I usually leave about 2 minutes to make breakfast after a quick yoga sesh, run along the water....or scrolling through what's trending on Facebook for half an hour. #priorities
So grab and go is more my style in the am. I like that I could pretty much throw this stuff in a blender with some almond milk, ice, and a banana (or avocado for milkshake status) and be G2G (that's Good to Go ), but for the most part, I like to chew my meals. I makes me feel like...I dunno I'm actually eating food. But hey that's just me, I'm no scientist.
Especially when it tastes like FRIGGEN BROWNIE BATTER. For realz though guys, I will eat brownie-like superfood, secretly super duper healthy bars for breakfast any day over a $12 bottle of pond scum. Plus, these are loaded with protein, veggies, no oils, flours, and only a pinch of added sweetener, and won't leave you broke and hungry after approximately 7 minutes. But who am I to say, I'm just a grass eating hipster recipe maker...
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars + GIVEAWAY!
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 9 squares 1x
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Superfood
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Set aside.
- Heat peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-30 seconds, or until liquid.
- Stir together with maple syrup, vanilla, and applesauce.
- Add in the oats, Amazing Grass, and cocoa powder, and stir until evenly mixed.
- Scoop batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.
- Put a second sheet of parchment or plastic wrap over the top and press down firmly.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm, or refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
- Cut into 9 squares with a sharp knife, and wrap with plastic wrap, or in an airtight container.
- Store in refrigerator or freezer.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Category: Snacks, Breakfast
recipe adapted from CHOCOLATE COVERED KATIE
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Now it's your chance to win some Amazing Grass Protein Superfood of yo own! Simply leave a comment below telling me what flavor you would chose if you win. I'll pick and announce a winner on Monday.
For bonus entries, pin the recipe, or send out the tweet above, or do both! Just leave a separate comment for each entry. Open to U.S only.
Make it a great day!
I would definitely choose the chocolate PB...it sounds amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway : )
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate right?!
Can't go wrong with vanilla 🙂
I could see myself enjoying these! They look delicious.
I would choose chocolate peanut butter flavor
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Tweeted on twitter https://twitter.com/cbgot2/status/751490965307691009
I would definitely pick the chocolate peanut butter flavor.
Definitely would choose the chocolate peanut butter! Sounds so good!
Michelle @ Running with Attitude
Oh my goodness chocolate peanut butter without a doubt!
Your Amazing Grass recipe came out alot better than mine. lol Great job!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
WANT! these look like candy bars.
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers
You had me at "friggen brownie batter" 😉 These sound so good! Can't wait to try the recipe. I'd go with the choc peanut butter if I won!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Yum! Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combo!
Oh I would most definitely choose the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor!! You can never go wrong with chocolate or peanut butter 🙂
Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
So good, and no bake for the win in the summer! Pinned, I can't wait to try these and trying Amazing Grass.
I don't eat peanut butter, but I can imagine between the three boys in my house, these would disappear in a matter of minutes!! I'll have to give them a try!
Susie @ SuzLyfe
These look fudgey and delicious! Totally delicious!
Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Chocolate + Peanut Butter = My Soulmate! This recipe is a great option for a recovery snack or for those times when you just want to feel like you're eating something sinful - but you're NOT! Great recipe!
I would choose chocolate peanut butter.
Uhhh you had me at chocolate. Can't wait to give these a try 😀
Lex @ Flecksoflex
Chocolate and peanut butter are my JAM! I love this idea! I'm like you in that I have to chew some food to feel full, so this sounds like a great start to the day without feeling hungry or mushy. 🙂
I would pick vanilla.
Guilty as charged would picked chocolate peanut butter.
I would love to try vanilla.
I would love chocolate peanut butter!
I tweeted @stephr669
I pinned https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376965431293157484/
How many calories does per bar has?
There's about 160 calories per bar.
Cannot go wrong with this combination! Looks delish
You don’t have to convince me! This looks so good
Yum, these look amazing! I can't wait to make them as I know my entire family will just LOVE them!!!