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These protein scotcheroos are made in half-hour with a brief checklist of complete substances. They pack protein powder in each the chocolate topping and scotcheroo base. Get pleasure from!

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As midwesterners, we love dessert bar, and thee protein scotcheroos are certain to impress. Not solely do they pack that butterscotch and chocolate-y taste you like, however we’ve added chocolate protein powder to each the rice crispie base snd chocolate topping.

What’s in these Protein Scotcheroos?

These protein scotcheroos are composed of two layers, a peanut butter rice crispie layer and a chocolate layer. The peanut butter layer consists of rice crispies tossed in peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, and naturally, protein powder.

And the chocolate layer packs butterscotch and semi candy chocolate chips, coconut oil, and protein powder that every one melts right down to probably the most gorgeously shiny chocolate topping.

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Chocolate chips: you need to use a dairy-free chocolate chip or milk chocolate. We don’t advocate eradicating the butterscotch chips as they’re essential to the flavour.
  • Protein powder: we examined this recipe with collagen powder, too, and that labored nice. Be at liberty to make use of any variety and any taste. Chocolate can be scrumptious!

It’s also possible to combine up how you narrow these bars. Triangles can be enjoyable! Or you can also make them smaller to be extra bite-sized to serve a crowd, too.

High Suggestions

We advocate a double boiler for melting the chocolate for this recipe as a result of it helps guarantee even melting, and is one of the simplest ways to keep away from burning the chocolate. A double boiler consists of two stacked pots: the decrease pot holds simmering water, and the higher pot sits inside it.

The warmth from the simmering water within the decrease pot gently and evenly transfers to the contents within the higher pot. Basically, it’s a method to warmth issues slowly and evenly with out direct contact with the warmth supply. In case you don’t have two pots, you need to use a pot and a metallic bowl, as nicely. 

Add coconut oil as obligatory. If the peanut butter used shouldn’t be oily sufficient, it’s possible you’ll want to make use of extra coconut oil to easy out the peanut butter combination. 

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Storage + Freezer Directions

After slicing the scotcheroos, retailer them in an hermetic container within the fridge or freezer. We don’t advocate storing these at room temperature because the coconut oil will trigger the bar to not maintain its form.

We advocate storing these scotcheroo bars within the freezer as they’ll final the longest. We’ve got them in a gallon-size bag and that works nice!

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Protein Scotcheroos

Our protein scotcheroos function protein powder in each the peanut butter layer and chocolate layer. They’re the proper candy deal with that pack 9g of protein per bar!

Prep:15 minutes

Prepare dinner:15 minutes

Complete:30 minutes

Fats 21

Carbs 31

Protein 9

Substances

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 2 cups all-natural drippy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • cup vanilla protein powder we used Whey Backyard of Life
  • 6 cups rice crispies

Directions 

  • Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper. Put aside.

  • Warmth the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low warmth. Stir to mix and warmth till melted and turns into shiny.

  • Take away from the warmth and add the protein powder, rice crispies, and the peanut butter combination to a big mixing bowl. Stir with a picket spoon or moist your palms and blend till mixed.

  • Pour the rice-crispy combination into the lined pan. Press the rice crispies firmly right down to the underside of the pan together with your palms. Put aside.

  • Arrange a double boiler on the stovetop.* Warmth the pot over medium/low warmth. Add the coconut oil, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips to the highest pot. When the combination begins to soften, stir the substances consistently till the combination is melted and turns into shiny.

  • Slowly add the chocolate protein powder to the melted chocolate, stirring till mixed earlier than including extra protein powder. When all the protein powder has been added and combined in, take away from warmth.

  • Pour the chocolate over the rice crispies and use a spatula to evenly distribute. Sprinkle on coarse sea salt, if desired.

  • Place the pan within the fridge till set.

  • Serve instantly or retailer on the countertop for softer bars or within the fridge for a firmer bar.

Suggestions & Notes

  • A double boiler is a kitchen instrument used for mild and oblique heating of meals or liquids. It consists of two stacked pots: the decrease pot holds simmering water, and the higher pot sits inside it. The warmth from the simmering water within the decrease pot gently and evenly transfers to the contents within the higher pot. Basically, it’s a method to warmth issues slowly and evenly with out direct contact with the warmth supply. In case you don’t have two pots, you need to use a pot and a metallic bowl, as nicely.
  • If the peanut butter used shouldn’t be oily sufficient, it’s possible you’ll want to make use of extra coconut oil to easy out the peanut butter combination.
  • Watch out to not warmth each the peanut butter and chocolate combination over too excessive of warmth to keep away from burning.

Diet information

Energy: 329kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 9g Fats: 21g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 20g

Pictures: photographs taken on this submit are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.

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