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Homemade Perfect Bars

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This copycat Perfect Bar recipe has the ideal soft-firm texture with a great nutty flavor. Only 15 minutes to make, oil-free, and great for keeping a large stash in the freezer when you need a little sweet treat. Seriously, they're addictive - but you'd never guess they were made with good for you ingredients. Be sure to check out the other flavor variations in the recipe notes below.

How To MakeDiet Type: Classic

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Freeze For 3 months

Best by 3 months frozen


Shopping List
    Classic Peanut
  • 1 cups + 2 tablespoons oat flour (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder of choice (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Line 1 (8 in. x 4 in.) bread pan with parchment paper, so that the paper flaps hang off of the sides.
  2. Step 2: Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a large mixing bowl. Use a spatula to stir everything together until a thick dough ball is formed (this will take about a minute with some muscle power). If the dough seems dry, add a little more milk until it holds together. Note: The type of protein powder you use will have a big effect on the texture here. Add more milk, a little at a time, to reach a firm (but not crumbly or very dry) consistency.
  3. Step 3: Once the dough is combined into a ball, fold in half of the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the lined pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Press them in well to stick. Refrigerate for 1 hour, up to overnight.
  4. Serve: Remove the bars from the pan using the parchment flaps. Cut the block into 8 slices, or into 16 smaller squares. To store, freeze any leftover bars and let sit on the counter for a few minutes before eating. P.S. Want to make this grain-free? Try these Almond Flour Copycat Perfect Bars.

Recipe Notes

Birthday Cake Version: Combine 1 cup oat flour + 2 tablespoons oat flour + 1/2 cup protein powder + 1/2 cup smooth cashew butter + 1/2 cup sprinkles + 1/4 cup honey + 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk + 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Follow the recipe instructions as indicated (substituting the chocolate chips with the sprinkles).

Double Chocolate Version: Combine 3/4 cup oat flour + 2 tablespoons oat flour + 1/2 cup protein powder + 1/2 cup smooth almond butter + 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup honey + 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk. Follow the recipe instructions as indicated.

Note 1: I recommend using store-bought finely ground oat flour, since homemade oat flour will not be as finely ground. However, homemade oat flour will work in a pinch.

Nutrition

This copycat Perfect Bar recipe has the ideal soft-firm texture with a great nutty flavor. Only 15 minutes to make, oil-free, and great for keeping a large stash in the freezer when you need a little sweet treat. Seriously, they're addictive - but you'd never guess they were made with good for you ingredients. Be sure to check out the other flavor variations in the recipe notes below.

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

liked this

Freeze For 3 months

Best by 3 months frozen


Shopping List
    Classic Peanut
  • 1 cups + 2 tablespoons oat flour (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Line 1 (8 in. x 4 in.) bread pan with parchment paper, so that the paper flaps hang off of the sides.
  2. Step 2: Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a large mixing bowl. Use a spatula to stir everything together until a thick dough ball is formed (this will take about a minute with some muscle power). If the dough seems dry, add a little more milk until it holds together. Note: The type of protein powder you use will have a big effect on the texture here. Add more milk, a little at a time, to reach a firm (but not crumbly or very dry) consistency.
  3. Step 3: Once the dough is combined into a ball, fold in half of the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the lined pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Press them in well to stick. Refrigerate for 1 hour, up to overnight.
  4. Serve: Remove the bars from the pan using the parchment flaps. Cut the block into 8 slices, or into 16 smaller squares. To store, freeze any leftover bars and let sit on the counter for a few minutes before eating. P.S. Want to make this grain-free? Try these Almond Flour Copycat Perfect Bars.

Recipe Notes

Birthday Cake Version: Combine 1 cup oat flour + 2 tablespoons oat flour + 1/2 cup protein powder + 1/2 cup smooth cashew butter + 1/2 cup sprinkles + 1/4 cup syrup + 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk + 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Follow the recipe instructions as indicated (substituting the chocolate chips with the sprinkles).

Double Chocolate Version: Combine 3/4 cup oat flour + 2 tablespoons oat flour + 1/2 cup protein powder + 1/2 cup smooth almond butter + 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup syrup + 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk. Follow the recipe instructions as indicated.

Note 1: I recommend using store-bought finely ground oat flour, since homemade oat flour will not be as finely ground. However, homemade oat flour will work in a pinch.

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PT15M 1 cups + 2 tablespoons oat flour (Note 1) 1/2 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder of choice (Note 1) 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk Gluten Free Vegan 16 Servings Ingredients:

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