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Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

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servings: makes 12

by: Ceres Organics

The natural sweetness of organic almonds and maple syrup pair perfectly with organic cocoa powder, almond butter and your choice of protein powder for a rich and satisfying snack at any time of day.


  • 1 1/4 cup Organic Almonds
  • 1 cup Organic Almond Meal
  • 2 tbsp Organic Cacao Powder
  • ¼ cup protein powder (of your choice, we used pea protein)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Maple Syrup
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Organic Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Organic Cacao Butter melted
  • Chocolate chips, melted (optional)


  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with baking paper, allowing it to hang over at least 2 sides so that it can lift out later easily.
  2. Place 1 cup almonds in the food processor. Pulse until you get a crunchy consistency.
  3. Place the almond meal, cacao powder, protein powder, maple syrup and sea salt. Pulse until you get a smooth consistency, occasionally scraping down the sides.
  4. Add almond butter and cacao butter, processing continuously until a dough forms.
  5. Process until the dough is mixed. Press the dough into the lined pan. Chop the remaining ¼ cup almond and press into the top. Drizzle with melted chocolate (optional).
  6. Place into the fridge, and chill for at least 30 mins or until very firm.
  7. When set, lift the bars out of the pan using the edges of the baking paper, and cut into 12 bars.
  8. Store in the fridge in and air tight container. Take to work or put in the kids lunchbox!


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