You’ve never met a protein bar like THIS before. My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars are a game changer, because they taste so much like a delicious dessert, you’ll forget that they’re even healthy!
Whether you’re looking for a delicious post-workout treat, or a lunchbox snack for your kiddos, these chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars are guaranteed to be a hit. Oh, and they’re vegan, gluten-free, and way better than those famous refrigerated protein bars (if you know, you know).
There are few things in this world that are better than cookie dough, and in my opinion, I like to view cookie dough as a love language of its own. There are a million different types, from the typical Nestle Tollhouse cookie dough to my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, and each one is delicious in the own right. Asking me to pick a favorite type of cookie dough is like asking me to pick a favorite child, which goes without saying that it’s literally IMPOSSIBLE.
But I do have to say, these chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars are probably one of my greatest cookie dough creations to date. They were born out of a simple desire: to enjoy the cookie dough flavor that I know and love, while still supporting my nutrition and fitness goals. Now, these aren’t your typical protein bars, and they aren’t your typical cookie dough, either. They are hearty, delicious, squares of chocolatey goodness, and the desire to eat the whole tray will be REAL.
I recommend making these at the beginning of the week, and having them to snack on when you need a sweet treat, post-workout or not! When the chocolate cravings hit, you’ll be grateful that you have these sitting in the fridge. They store great up to one week in the fridge!
These bars are vegan-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined-sugar free. Oh, and they only use seven different ingredients. Does it get any better than that?!
These bars are incredibly easy to make, and are practically fool-proof! All it takes are a few simple steps. I promise, you can’t mess it up.
Simply start by lining an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper, and mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Reserve about 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips, and melt them down with some coconut oil to make the chocolatey topping. I do this in the microwave, in 2 separate 30-second increments.
Next, press your dough into the pan, until it’s spread out evenly. Then, drizzle a layer of chocolate across the tops of the bars.
Refrigerate your bars for 3 hours, and then slice into 12 equal slices. Store in the fridge for up to one week, and enjoy!
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