Chocolate Almond Protein Bars You’ll Mistake For Dessert

If you’re trying to give up dairy for health reasons| but you’re worried you’ll lose a significant amount of protein in your diet| these dairy-free energy bars offer over 10 grams of protein. They’re totally vegan and made with just five ingredients (plus salt and cinnamon for flavor)| and you can whip them up in less than 20 minutes.

These satisfyingly chewy bars are the perfect snack before or after a workout| but they taste so sweet and cookie-like| your taste buds will easily call them dessert. I’m surprised there were any left to photograph ¡ª it’s amazing how crazy-good these are! If you’re not a fan of chocolate| just leave out the drizzle| and you’ll save 19 calories per bar.

Vegan Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Vegan Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Vegan Protein Bars

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds1/4 teaspoon sea salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1 1/2 cups rolled oats5 ounces plant-based vanilla protein powder (I like Garden of Life Raw or Vega Performance Protein)1/3 cup maple syrup1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)