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Healthy whole-food protein bars based on a simple formula of egg whites, nuts, & dates, made three ways: espresso chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, & vanilla spiced chai.

No B.S. Protein Bars, Three Ways

Mountain Cravings
Healthy whole-food protein bars based on a simple formula of egg whites, nuts, & dates, made three ways: espresso chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, & vanilla spiced chai.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bars
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

Espresso Chocolate

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 8 dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder
  • 2 T. instant espresso
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 12 egg whites or about 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites

Peanut Butter Chocolate

  • 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 8 dates pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 12 egg whites or about 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites

Vanilla Spiced Chai

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 8 dates pitted
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup loose black tea finely ground, or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 t. ground cardamom
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 12 egg whites or about 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Pulse nuts & dates in food processor until finely ground.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in all other ingredients except egg whites.
  • Beat in egg whites until thoroughly combined and glossy.
  • Pour into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300° for 45 minutes, until center is set and top is not shiny.
  • Use the parchment paper to remove the bars from the baking dish. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Cut into 6 bars. Leave bars out to dry for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.