This recipe is one of the easiest and quickest to whip up, and definitely the yummiest! These bars are completely customize-able; substitute peanut butter for almond or cashew, or walnuts for almonds, and top with any toppings you desire. The results are all amazing and a deliciously fudgey way to get your protein in!
I made my batch into bars by spreading the mixture into a pan, but you can also roll these into balls for protein bites as well. With this particular mixture I found the bars to be best, and preferably chilled or kept in the freezer. I use all natural peanut butter, so the natural oils can make these bars a bit soft at room temperature.
Once they do reach room temperature prepare for sticky, fudgey fingers. I think this recipe would be perfect to bring for dessert to a dinner party, or to hand out to friends at work— reason being they are SO GOOD you’ll want to eat them all for yourself!
1 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter here)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 nuts (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (plus more for topping)
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
goji berries for topping
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend on medium speed. You may have to stop and push the sides down with a few times.
- Remove from the food processor and pour into a baking dish for bars, or roll into balls to make the protein bites.
- If making bars, smooth fudge with the back of a spoon or a knife and sprinkle additional toppings on top of the fudge. Cover with tin foil and chill in the freezer for 1 hour before serving.
- If making protein bites, roll into balls with your hands and roll them into dishes with each of your chosen toppings, pressing them into the balls to make sure they stay put. Place them all into Tupperware and chill for 1 hour before serving.
- Fudge should stay good for up to 5 days. Keep refrigerated.