Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars That Seriously Taste Like a Candy Bar

The following post was originally featured on Fitnessista and written by Gina H.| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Yesterday afternoon I decided to make these protein bars. I’ve been trying to get back in the swing of normal eating ¡ª I certainly enjoyed the holiday cheer ¡ª and ended up making something that tastes exactly like a candy bar. It wasn’t purely intentional ¡ª I just mixed some ingredients in a bowl| and before you knew it I was screaming “yes!” and drizzling chocolate with a creepy smile on my face.

Basically these taste like a healthy Nestle Crunch bar. There are no rice crispies| but the coconut and oats give them an awesome crunchy texture. It’s kind of hard to believe that you’re getting a dose of healthy fats| protein| and smart carbs in each glorious serving.

These are sweetened with a little bit of honey and sit in the fridge to set for an hour or so.

Just top with some chocolate drizzle| and store in the fridge.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

Crispy Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

From Fitnessista

Crispy Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

Notes

For the chocolate drizzle:

Melt 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil either in a double boiler or in the microwave at 20-second intervals. Scoop the mixture into a plastic bag and cut off the end. Drizzle the chocolate over the bars before placing back in the fridge to harden.