optional garnish: mini chocolate chips or melted chocolate for drizzling.
Line an 8x8 pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together the protein powder, oats, and chia seeds.
Place the almond butter, coconut oil, and honey in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds or until pourable.
Pour the almond butter mixture into the oat mixture and still until thoroughly combined and a dough forms.
Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan.
Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips or drizzle of melted chocolate over the top if desired.
Refrigerate for an hour or until set. Cut into 12 bars and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Chocolate Chips: Use sugar-free, dairy-free for a vegan option, or dark chocolate chips
Honey: maple syrup would be a good alternative
Protein: any protein would be fine, use plant-based for a vegan-friendly option
Storage:Place leftovers Protein bars in a container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months. Allow thawing in the fridge when ready to eat.Nutritional facts:Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.