Save yourself some cash and a trip to the store with these homemade Copycat Chocolate Coffee RX Bars. This paleo, no-bake protein bar is the perfect way to refuel after a tough workout.
This post is sponsored by NOW Foods.
A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for a delicious new protein bar. I popped into a GNC and snagged a few different kinds to test out. After my various taste-tests, one bar stood out as the clear winner: the RX Bar. I fell in love with the two flavors I tried (blueberry and chocolate coffee) and wanted to try more. However, as anyone who likes protein bars knows, those suckers are EX-to-the-PENSIVE!
I couldn’t bring myself to shell out almost $30 for a box of 12 bars. I stared longingly at the bars sitting on the shelf when I realized something: RX bars basically list the recipe for their bars right on the packaging. Here’s an example:
I figured I could take that recipe, multiply it by however many bars I wanted to make and whip these babies up in my own kitchen. So that’s exactly what I did! The result? These just-as-good-as-the-original Copycat Chocolate Coffee RX Bars!
(UPDATE: a recipe for Copycat Blueberry RX Bars is also available here)
It ended up not being quite as simple as I hoped it would be to recreate this recipe, but after a little trial and error playing with ingredient amounts, I think I hit the nail on the head.
Plus, since I did all the trial and error, you won’t have to, which means this recipe stupid simple for you to make. And no-bake to boot!
The ingredient list couldn’t be better, and almost everything I used came from NOW Foods because… NOW is the bomb dot com. Seriously, the almonds, cashews, cacao and egg white protein used in this recipe are all NOW products. I’m slightly obsessed. Better yet, everything used in this recipe is totally paleo friendly (gluten free, dairy free, soy free).
I will be enjoying these for breakfast and/or post-workout. They’ve got carbs, protein, healthy fats – and a little extra jolt from the coffee to perk you right on up.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor.
- Process until everything begins to stick together to form a sticky ball of dough.* You may need to stop every few minutes to push everything down with a spatula.
- Once you have a ball of dough, remove it from the food processor and press it into a parchment lined 8x8 baking dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Slice into 10-12 bars and enjoy!
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze.
- *If things don't seem to be sticking, slowly add more water about a 1/2 tbsp at a time until it does.
Have you ever had RX Bars? What’s your favorite flavor?
Which flavor should I try to recreate next?
This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.