Ingredients

  •  1 ½ c almond or cashew butter
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 2 c vanilla whey protein powder
  • ¼ cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp ground coffee
  • ¼ c water
  • 4 candy canes, crushed

Instructions

  • Microwave almond butter for 1 minute in a large bowl. Add maple syrup and mint extract, stirring well.
  • Add protein powder, cocoa powder and ground coffee to bowl, mixing well with hands. Add in water and mix well until combined.
  • Press into a greased 8×11 baking dish and then press in crushed candy canes on top. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and cut into 6 squares. Keep in fridge up to 2 weeks – enjoy!

Makes 4 bars

Serving Size: 1 protein bar

Nutrition:  319 calories; 22g fat; 21g carbs; 19g protein

Gluten Free

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