Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars

I used to think that eating healthfully meant not snacking between meals.  The reality (for me, and for many of my clients) is that the right snacks serve to keep us satisfied and on plan.  When veggies or fruit aren’t making the cut, try these little gems!

Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars

Chocolate, cherries and protein...a yummy way to keep your tummy satisfied through the afternoon.

Course Snack
Keyword protein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 120 pieces
Calories 63 kcal
Author Paula Hoerner

Ingredients

  • 16 ozs Almond Butter Creamy
  • 1/3 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 6 ozs unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 2 cup arbonne chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup arbonne vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  1. Over low heat, combine almond butter, agave nectar and coconut oil until warmed.  Stir until blended.

  2. In food processor, pulse almonds until the size of peas.  Add dried cherries and pulse until they are chopped.  Add coconut, pulse a few more times.  Add protein powders and pulse a few times to mix.

  3. Put dry ingredients in large bowl.  Pour warmed almond butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until combined.  You may have to add small amounts of water if the mixture is too dry; mixture should not be dry and crumbly but soft and pliable.

  4. Pat into 9 x 13 pan.  Smooth top.  Cut into bite sized squares.  Refrigerate.  Will set up slightly in fridge.

Recipe Notes

Typical serving size would be 2-4 pieces (multiply nutrition info below x # pieces you choose to consume).

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.