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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Caramel Protein Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Caramel Protein Bars

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Soft and chewy cookie dough protein bites with a layer of gooey caramel, topped with a thin layer of dark chocolate! Each bite packs almost 3g of protein!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Snack, Sweets
Servings 15 small squares
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cookie Dough

Caramel Layer

Chocolate Layer

Instructions
 

  • Line a 4x7 inch pan or baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, oat flour, almond flour, pea protein, and cinnamon. Stir in the maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract, and dark chocolate chips.
  • Mix until it forms a dough. It should hold together well but not be too sticky. If it's too sticky, add more oat flour, if it's too dry add more almond butter.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it down very firmly into an even layer. You may place a parchment paper on top and flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  • Prepare the caramel layer: whisk together the almond butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Spread the caramel on top of the cookie dough base into an even layer. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over a double boiler. Once melted, pour the chocolate over the caramel layer and spread it evenly using a spatula. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened.
  • Remove from the pan and cut into about 15 small squares using a sharp knife.
  • Protein bars will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 1 week at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 squareCalories: 90 kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6 gProtein: 2.9 gFat: 4.8 gFiber: 0.8 gSugar: 6.5 g
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