Meatless Monday Recipe – Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

11 Jun

I am all about easy-to-make, no bake, homemade protein bars.  They are the perfect go-to snack before or after a workout, or, as is the case with this particular recipe, perfectly paired with a coffee when you are craving something sweet and chocolatey!!!


  • 1 cup of large oats
  • 1 cup of ground oats
  • 2 scoops of chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 1.5 table spoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup (approx) fresh shredded coconut (optional – reserve 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 3-4 squares dark chocolate (optional)


  1. Mix all together. If its still sticky add more ground oats.
  2. Form into bars and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Cool in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Optional – Lightly toast the remaining shredded coconut in the oven (or toaster oven) for about 15-20 minutes on low heat (approx 175 degrees). Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  5. Melt a few squares of dark chocolate and spoon on to bar and top with toasted coconut.
  6. Chill in refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
  7. Transfer to air-tight container and store in the refrigerator

Source:  Oxygen Magazine


Have a fit and fabulous day.



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