RECIPE: Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

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These are slightly sweet, chewy and delicious.  Don't be scared away by the gelatin protein powder.  I am usually turned off by the flavor of the natural gelatin, but I can't taste it in these AT ALL!   I had two big pieces of these bars with some bacon for breakfast this morning! I also included a bar in my son's lunch.

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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

2 cups blanched almond flour or cashew flour
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup soy-free dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides or Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup organic peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee, softened but not melted
2 pieces of parchment paper


  • Line a 8″ x 8″ square pan with parchment paper. I like to use two pieces going in opposite directions, so I can lift the bars right up and out of the pan when it’s time to cut.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together with hands until well combined. The mixture should hold together when formed into a ball.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the parchment lined pan.
  • Cover with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Place into the fridge for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Lift out of the pan and cut into bars or squares.
  • Store the bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

After you make them, let me know what you think in the comments below!  

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