Oh Henry! Protein Bars

Halloween is slowly approaching and I’m always looking for healthier options than the sugar filled candy around this time of year. So this year I came up with these healthier Oh Henry! bars and yes they are very similar to Snickers bars. Now the Canadian Oh Henry bars are a little different from the American ones, one is made by Hershey and the other is Nestle which I’ve layered like the American bar even though I’m familiar to the Canadian bar. It just layered better this way, I also thought I could mix the caramel into the fudge layer but wasn’t too sure how the texture would turn out so I went this way. Recipe below, enjoy!

Oh Henry! Protein Bars

Ingredients:

FUDGE LAYER
•1 scoop LeanFit vanilla 100% whey
•½ Cup Oat flour
•1Tbsp. Coconut flour
•Pinch salt
•½ Cup peanut butter
•¼ Cup VitaFiber syrup *
•¼ Cup + 1Tbsp. Almond milk or choice
CARAMEL LAYER
•1 Cup dates, soaked in hot water
•1/3 Cup water (use leftover from soaking)
•½ tsp. Pure vanilla extract
PEANUT LAYER
•¼ Cup peanuts
CHOCOLATE COATING
•150g Dark chocolate, chopped
•1 tsp. Coconut oil

Method:
1. Combine whey, oat flour, coconut flour and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
2. In saucepan over medium heat combine peanut butter, VitaFiber syrup and almond milk and stir until just smooth. Add to dry ingredients and fold together with spatula until well combined.
3. Line loaf pan (8”x4”) with parchment paper and evenly press down fudge layer and set aside.
4. In food processor combine dates, water and vanilla and process until smooth and caramel like. Spread over fudge layer evenly and then press down peanuts into caramel layer. Place in fridge for an hour.
5. Melt your chocolate while you wait for cooling. Over double boiler combine chocolate and coconut oil and melt until no clumps remain.
6. Cut into 16 bars and coat each bar with melted chocolate and place on parchment lined sheet and place back in fridge to harden the chocolate. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

*If you can’t find VitaFiber syrup it can be substituted with any sticky sweetener.

Healthy Snickers Bars

I have been wanting to make these yummy guilt free bars for a while now. Saint Nicholas stopped by the other night and dropped off some chocolate so it was time to make some healthified snickers!

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Recipe:

Ingredients:

Nougat:
•1/2 cup peanut butter
•2Tbsp VitaFiber (can use agave, honey, maple/rice syrup)
•3Tbsp Oat flour
•Pinch cinnamon & ginger (optional)

Caramel filling:
•1 cup dates, soaked
•1/3 cup water
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•Pinch pink Himalayan salt

•1/4 cup peanuts

Chocolate shell:
•1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
•2 tsp coconut oil

Method:

Combine all nougat ingredients together with a fork until well combined. Press dough on parchment lined baking sheet and press into a rectangular shape about 1/2″ thick, place in freezer for 30min.

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Prepare caramel filling in food processor, pulsing until you get a creamy caramel texture. Spread caramel over cooled nougat layer.

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Press 1/4 peanuts into caramel.

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Place in freezer for 1-2 hours or overnight like I did. Slice into 12 snack size bars or 6 regular size bars. Prepare chocolate over double boiler. Coat bars with chocolate and place on rack or parchment lined dish, this can get tricky and you will get messy but worth it!

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Place back in freezer to harden shell. Store in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

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