Cacao Caramel Quinoa Vegan Protein Freezer Bars

As far as snacks go, I like to keep it simple. I am not the best baker in the world, so simple, no fuss snacks are my jam. Freezer bars the the perfect no mess, simple, easily stored, anytime snack. I am not one to count calories, carbs or fat content, I only look at the ingredients. I only want to put the most pure, organic, ingredients in my body at all times, so as long as it’s organic, unprocessed, unrefined, with no crazy additives, it’s all fine by me! I hope everyone enjoys these easy to make, nutritious, guilt free bars as much as I do!

Servings: 20 2×2 bars

Ingredients

1 cup organic powdered peanut butter

3/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1 cup organic pitted medjool dates

3 tbsp filtered water

2 tsp sea salt or pink himalayan salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup raw coconut sugar

2 cups cooked organic sprouted quinoa

1 1/2 cup organic gluten free oats

1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. in mixing bowl add walnuts, quinoa, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, powdered peanut butter and oats
  2. in blender or food processor add dates and water, blend until smooth, scraping the sides as you go
  3.  in place small saucepan (on low heat) add coconut oil
  4. once the coconut oil is completely melted, add cacao and date mixture
  5. stir frequently until completely mixed together (approx 2 minutes)
  6. remove saucepan from heat and pour over dry ingredients, stirring as you go
  7. use a large spoon and mix until evenly distributed and all of the chocolate has coated the dry ingredients
  8. Line 12×12 baking pan with wax paper and press mixture firmly until completely even and covered
  9. place in the freezer for two hours
  10. remove from freezer and cut into 2×2 squares
  11. Dig in!

Feel free to add your favorite toppings into the mixture, I hope everyone enjoys!

 

 

I try to post about once a week on here, but I post daily with occasional recipes on my instagram @smaxalot_ so feel free to check it out anytime and keep up to date with my day to day breakfasts and food choices!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s