You had me at Snickers! Grab a few basic ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, and make these high-protein Snickers rice-cake bars, shared by @danishealthyeats. Creamy, protein-packed peanut butter is layered between crispy rice cakes and smothered in a layer of chocolate. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? You can make these vegan by using plant-based protein powder and Trader Joe's chocolate chips.
High-Protein Snickers Rice-Cake Bars
- 6 rice-cake thins (like Trader Joe's)
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 1 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 to 2 tablespoons protein powder (like Orgain)
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and protein powder, to your desired sweetness. The caption said, "You want it to be thicker than caramel, but not dry like a dough," so it doesn't ooze out the sides while you're stacking the rice cakes.
Spread the protein-packed nut butter on one rice cake, add another rice cake, smear more nut butter, and add a third rice cake. Repeat so you have two bars.
For the coating, melt the chocolate in a separate small dish in the microwave until smooth. Dip the peanut-butter rice-cake bars into the melted chocolate, covering them completely. If you want less chocolate, you can just drizzle it on top. Optional: sprinkle the tops with a little sea salt. Place the two bars on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or plate. Freeze for 10 minutes, then enjoy the chocolaty, nutty, crunchy goodness!