Protein bars are an easy way to help you hit some of your daily nutrition goals, but a lot of packaged bars can be rough on your digestion (and your bank account).
These sweet and salty no-bake, chocolate chip peanut butter pretzel protein bars are your answer to the macro-friendly snack game!
Place the dates in a small bowl and cover them with boiling water. Set aside to steep for a few minutes.
In a food processor, pulse the pretzels until you have a fine powder. Add the whey, collagen, and PB2 to the food processor and pulse to combine.
Remove the dates from the hot water, reserving 1-2 tbsp of the date water, and add them to the food processor along with the peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and sea salt. Pulse the mixture until it’s well combined and check the mixture for consistency. If the mixture is too dry and doesn’t stick together, drizzle in 1-2 tbsp of the date water until it holds together.
Line an 8x4-inch bread pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Freeze the bars for 15 minutes or until they’re solid enough to cut into 6 bars. Store the bars in the refrigerator or freezer.
*Remember to adjust your macros based on your protein powder and collagen. We love to use Ascent brand proteins!