5 from 5 votes
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
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

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.

Course: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 bars
Calories: 175 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
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
  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Pulse nuts & dates in food processor until finely ground.

  3. Transfer to a bowl and mix in all other ingredients except egg whites.

  4. Beat in egg whites until thoroughly combined and glossy.

  5. Pour into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes, until center is set and top is not shiny.

  7. Use the parchment paper to remove the bars from the baking dish. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

  8. Cut into 6 bars. Leave bars out to dry for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.