Nutty Vegan Protein Bars

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Ingredients

3 oz (3/4C) Roasted (Shelled) Peanuts
1/4C Pure Maple Syrup
2t Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Scoops Rice Protein Powder (flavor of choice)
1/4C Old Fashioned Oats
1 oz (1/4C) Cashews
1 oz (1/4C) Almonds

Directions

In a food processor, grind 3 oz (3/4C) roasted, shelled peanuts into peanut butter. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 1/4C pure maple syrup and 2t pure vanilla extract until well combined. Drop in 1 1/2 scoops of rice protein, I used a Cookies & Cream flavor. In a VitaMix, grind 1/4C old fashioned oats into oat flour and transfer to the bowl. Then pulse 1 oz (1/4C) cashew pieces and halves for a second to chop them up. Transfer to the large bowl. Do the same thing with 1 oz (1/4C) whole almonds. Then stir everything together until well combined. The batter will be kind of crumbly (you may want to use an extra oz of peanuts in the peanut butter). Place on a sheet of wax paper and flatten the batter to pack it all together. Place in the freezer for about an hour. Take it out of the freezer and cut into pieces. I cut mine into little 1″ bars but they are kind of small. I got really good reviews on these, the consistency is very interesting because of the rice protein but it’s really good.

Makes: 8 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

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