I’m lucky enough to have some really good food at work, and some really good chefs cooking up a storm each day. One of my favourite things they make, is this thing called ‘Chunky monkey protein bars’, which is made with banana, peanut butter, oats, maple syrup, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Unfortunately for me they sometimes sell out before I can buy them so I decided to just try to make them myself and bring them in to work that way. I had tried it twice before to recreate it but it didn’t really have the same flavour, so I went back at it again this weekend and I finally hit the nail on the head!
It’s so easy to make them (once you have the recipe) and they are so tasty! Since we are using fresh banana though I wouldn’t recommend storing these in the fridge for too long, a day or 2 at the most.
Banana, chocolate & peanut butter protein snacks
- 150g rolled or porridge oats
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana
Heat up coconut oil in the microwave until it melts, should be around 10 seconds at 800W
Mix all the ingredients together into a paste
Roll into protein balls, or shape into protein bars
Keep in the fridge once rolled so they'll hold their shape
Optional: drizzle some chocolate sauce on top before placing in the fridge if you want some extra chocolate