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How To Prepare Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars?

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven and there is no explanation needed to show the popularity that this combination has. Combining ...

by Samantha Grace

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Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven and there is no explanation needed to show the popularity that this combination has. Combining its taste with its rich protein content, chocolate peanut butter protein bars are one of the most popular items in stores.

If you are someone who is always on the go or does not get enough time for a proper meal, protein bars are always a great source to meet your body’s protein needs, and the fact that they are available in almost all stores makes them the preferred choice. 

However, in recent times, there have been concerns about the ingredients and the safety of store-bought protein bars, and their effect on the health of people. This heated discussion has made many people make protein bars in their own homes and reduced the usage of store-bought ones considerably. 

So, if you are looking to make that successful shift from mass-produced protein bars to the ones made in your homes, you have come to the right place. 

Advantages Of Making Your Own Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

One of the biggest advantages and the reason why people choose to make their protein bars is the power to choose ingredients of their own choice. The past few years have seen a rise in people being seriously concerned about the food that they put in their body and making it in your kitchen gives you the freedom to choose the ingredients of your preferences.

Preparation Of Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

For instance, the quality of the sugar that goes into the protein bar can be easily controlled if you are the one making it. Also, the addition of preservatives to increase the shelf life of food items has prompted people to avoid such mass-produced food items and make them in their own homes. 

So, making protein bars, not just with great taste but with good health benefits is another advantage of this whole process. 

Health benefits of chocolate peanut butter protein bar

There are quite some significant health benefits to consuming protein bars. As the name suggests, these bars are a great source of proteins that are vital for our body.

Protein is associated with growth and muscle development and is a major constituent of a healthy diet. Consuming protein bars is also effective if you are trying to lose weight. It gives you the satisfaction of being full, thereby avoiding the unwanted intake of food which means additional intake of calories.

In another way, protein is vital for boosting your body metabolism, so protein bars also have a way with your metabolism rate that will; help you to lose fat healthily. 

Ingredients to make chocolate peanut butter protein bar

Even though the name sounds quite hard, protein bars are very easy to make and can be completed using simple ingredients available in almost all kitchens. Here are some of the ingredients that can be used to make great chocolate peanut butter protein bars

  • Creamy peanut butter

This is one of the most important ingredients. Make sure that you choose natural peanut butter without added sugar. You can also change to almond butter according to your preference. 

  • Dark chocolate morsels

Choose good quality chocolate as it is one of the vital components of the protein bars. Make sure that you watch the amount of sugar in the chocolate. 

  • Protein powder

The right protein powder will help you meet the protein needs of the body and ensure that it’s free of any harmful additives. 

Some of the other major ingredients that you will need to make the protein bars include;

  • Rolled oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond milk

How to make chocolate peanut butter protein bars?

The first step in making the protein bars includes the mixing of the rolled oats, chia seeds, protein powder, ground cinnamon, and cocoa powder as well. Make sure that they are evenly mixed. Now it’s time to add in the peanut butter. Mix it thoroughly with all the other ingredients until it is evenly distributed.

As the third step, add in the rest of the ingredients like almond milk, coconut oil, and honey. While the honey takes care of the sweetness, the other two ingredients will help your protein bar to stay moist. Now choose the baking tray of your choice, add the mixture into it, and spread evenly.

Let it cool and set it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Once it’s set, melt the chocolate morsel and drizzle it on top as you please. Let the chocolate cool and set and you will have your chocolate peanut butter bars ready in no time. 

Conclusion

Chocolate peanut butter protein bars are a great choice when it comes to meeting the nutritional needs of your body. The fact that it supports a few additional proofs adds to its popularity too. However, making these bars in your home will ensure high quality in terms of the ingredients used and can be fashioned according to your diet and needs. So, let’s bid bye to the store-bought protein bars and always choose health over taste. 

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