Homemade Rootz Chunky Monkey Protein Bars

Nourish your body with real, wholesome foods while satisfying your sweet tooth with these chunky monkey protein bars by Athletic Avocado

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup pecans (or other nuts of choice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop Rootz Chocolate Banana Nut Protein-Superfood
  • 1/2 cup drippy almond butter 
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, optional
  • Banana chips
  • Chocolate chunks/chips
DRIZZLE (optional)
  • 2 tbsp drippy almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper or cooking spray.
  2. Place pecans and coconut on a cooking sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly toasted.
  3. Add pecans and coconut to a food processor and process until it is a flour or meal-like texture.
  4. Add to a large bowl and mix in protein powder.
  5. In a small bowl combine almond butter, banana, coconut oil and maple syrup. Add to pecan-coconut mixture and combine well.
  6. Transfer the mixture to pan and press down evenly. Top with banana chips and chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until done.
  8. Let cool and slice into about 9 bars.
  9. FOR DRIZZLE:
  10. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle on top of cooled bars.

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