These peanut butter protein bars will be your new favourite snack at work which are incredibly macro-friendly compared to the chocolate bars you buy from the vending machine. This no-bake method is pretty straightforward too and only requires 10 minutes of prep time.
It is best to use a narrow baking tray or a loaf tin as that will help shape up the protein bars. Ensure you use a non-stick baking sheet and even apply some coconut oil, as the peanut butter layer will be sticky at first.
In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil, and stir to combine.
Add the protein powder, scoop at a time, and you may need to use your hands to knead into ball.
Shape it up into a flat layer in your baking tray.
Dark Chocolate Layer
To melt the dark chocolate, add it to a heatproof bowl and heat it over the saucepan when the water is boiling. This will prevent the chocolate burning or sticking to the saucepan.
Once cooled down, apply the layer of dark chocolate over the peanut butter layer.
There is no baking involved! Simply place your tray in the fridge for 30 to 40 minutes, and slice them into your preferred size.
I used vanilla casein protein powder and these bars tasted fine.