Triple Layered Protein Bars with Peanut Butter and Chocolate | © 2013 |

These deliciously sinful protein bars with three indulgent layers , adapted from The Healthy Foodie, are the ultimate treat if you’re craving something substantial, sweet and healthy after a workout to replenish your energy.

Bottom Layer Middle Layer Top Layer

  • 200 g Cashewe nuts, soaked overnight
  • 150 g Dried plums
  • 20 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 20 g Chia seeds
  • 50 g Old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Splash pure vanilla extract

  • 250 g Creamy peanut butter
  • 140 g Peanut butter flavored protein powder

  • 25 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 50 g Organic honey
  • 60 g Coconut oil, melted
  • Some salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. For the Bottom layer: Drain the soaked cashew nuts and add to the bowl of your food processor together with dried plums. Process until the mixture turns into a sticky paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well combined. Press to the bottom of a 28 x 12-cm loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. For the Middle layer: Beat the creamy peanut butter until smooth and light. Add in peanut butter protein powder and process until just incorporated. Press the mixture evenly on top of the bottom layer of chocolate and nuts.
  3. Top layer: In a small mixing bowl, gently mix together the cocoa powder, honey, and melted coconut until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly on top of peanut butter layer. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top and place, covered with a plastic film, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cutting into bars. | © 2013 | | © 2013 | | © 2013 |