Healthy Homemade Snickers Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free) which tastes just like the original candy bar, but with a sugar free and low carb makeover! A quick, easy and portable snack or dessert which takes minutes to whip up and can be made with or without protein powder!
Line an 8 x 8 or deep dish pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut flour, protein powder, and cocoa powder and mix well. Add your peanut butter, sticky sweetener and mix until a crumbly texture remains. Using a 1/4 cup, add milk of choice until a thick batter remains. Transfer the batter to the lined pan and refrigerate.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, start making your 'caramel' by combining your peanut butter, sticky sweetener, and optional coconut oil. Melt until fully immersed and silky. Pour over the top of the Snickers nougat layer.
Once firm, remove from the loaf pan and cut into bars. Melt your chocolate chips of choice. Dip each snickers base in the chocolate until evenly coated. Refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up.
* Depending on the protein powder and coconut flour you use, you'll need more than 1/4 cup. Adjust accordingly.** For a thicker chocolate coating, consider doubling the amountHealthy homemade snickers protein bars don't need to be refrigerated, but last longer if done. They are freezer friendly too.