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peppermint protein layer bars

Prep - 30 Minutes
Cook -
6 Servings


A raw chocolate coconut bottom layer, a protein laced peppermint centre, topped off with your favourite chocolate.

An alternative festive treat with a hidden protein boost!

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    For top & base layer

  • 150g Medjool dates
  • 60g almond flour
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 40g cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp (14g) coconut oil, melted
  • 150g milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp (8g) coconut oil
  • For the filling

  • 6 drops of peppermint extract
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 80g coconut butter (not coconut oil)
  • 60g Natural Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 125ml full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp (20g) honey (optional)


  • Line a 9lb loaf with baking paper and lightly grease with spray oil.
  • Blend Medjool dates to a paste in your food processor. Break up the paste and add almonds, coconut and cocoa or raw cacao powder to the food processor.
  • Once everything is evenly combined add the coconut oil.
  • Place base crumb into the prepared tin. Press down with finger tips to spread evenly and compact.
  • Melt coconut butter in a pot over a low heat or in the microwave.
  • Mix together all filling ingredients. Leave out the honey and add if you need it to taste a little sweeter.
  • Spread filling over the based, pressing down again with your fingertips or the back of a spoon.
  • Place chocolate into a microwave safe jug or dish and melt in the microwave in 30 second increments. It should only take about 2 minutes total.
  • Pour over the coconut layer and place into the fridge to set overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before slicing to prevent the chocolate layer from cracking.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to one month.

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