the (most) perfect bars
Guys… we are obsessed with Perfect Bars like as in the Trader Joes workers know us because we buy 3 boxes a week. We just can’t stop. Okay, I don’t eat as many in a week as Philip but I have at least 2 or 3 a week. They are pricey though so I decided to make my own and they basically turned out just like the real deal if I do say so myself.
They’re super easy to make, require one bowl and you’ll want to store them in the freezer because they are dough-like. Please try to make sure your peanut butter is JUST peanuts - so many companies add unnecessary ingredients to their nut butters. Stay away from added salt, palm oil, cane sugar, honey and basically anything other than the nuts. You don’t need those added ingredients!! I like using Trader Joes unsalted peanut butter.
Copycat Perfect Bars
Makes: about 12 bars | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Freeze Time: 30 minutes | gluten free & dairy free
1 c peanut butter, I haven’t tried any other nut butter
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted & cooled
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp raw honey, I’ve used maple syrup when I was out of honey
1/2 c protein powder, plain flavor works best. I’ve used @foursigmatic protein and Trader Joes
1/3 c flaxseed meal
Dark chocolate chips - amount if up to you! I spread enough to cover the majority to create a top layer
1 tsp of each -
pomegranate powder- full of antioxidants
Camu Powder- 10x the vitamin C than 1 orange!!
Supergreens Powder- wheat grass, kale, Moringa + Spirulina
Mix all of the wet ingredients in the bowl first. Once well combined, slowly add in the dry. I start with the 1 tsp items and mix and then add in the others. It should become a dough and you might have to use your hands. Once mixed, add to an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. Use your hands or the back of a spoon to spread it, it might not go all the way to the edges. You do want them to be somewhat thick! Use your hands to press down the chocolate chips - the amount is up to you! I usually do 2 handfuls, gotta make sure you get a chip in every bite. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
**NOTE: plain flavored protein is the best for this because flavors give it a chalky taste/texture. I highly recommend the Trader Joes brand!!*