These healthy homemade peanut butter cookie dough protein bars are soft, chewy, vegan and a perfect high protein snack to take on the go!
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Meet my newest obsession: homemade peanut butter cookie dough protein bars.
After posting about these on Instagram a few weeks ago, I’ve been making a batch every week. So I figured it was time to put them on The Healthy Toast.
And I’ve been eating them non-stop. They’re just so soft and cookie dough-like. Trust me, you’re gonna love them!
These homemade cookie dough protein bars were inspired by Kirkland’s Cookie Dough Protein Bars from Costco. I had one for the first time on a ski trip to Utah last month and can’t stop thinking about how good they were.
So naturally, I took it upon myself to make my own version. These bars have become my new favorite high protein snack as they’re:
To make them super easy, I used a granola bar silicon tray from Pampered Chef (similar to this one), but you can just as easily use a baking pan.
Other than that, all you need are a handful of stable ingredients, a blender or food processor, and 5-10 minutes of your day.
1. Combine peanut butter and maple syrup. If your peanut butter is a bit hard from being in the fridge, you’ll want to microwave it for 15 seconds before adding the maple syrup.
2. Pulse oats in a food processor to make a coarse flour, then pour them into a large mixing bowl.
3. Combine everything except the mini chocolate chips.
The mixture should be soft and doughy, similar to peanut butter cookie dough. Once the consistency is right, you’ll add the chips.
4. Press batter into a bar pan or an 8×8 baking pan. Chill in fridge for 20 minutes before transferring the bars to an air-tight storage container.
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Recipe adapted from Oh Sweet Basil
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