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)