- 30-40 dried apricots halves
- 1 cup of mini-semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 4 tbsp of ground flax seed
- 1 tsp of cardamom
- 4 tbsp of protein powder
- ½ cup of chopped pistachios
- ½ cup of toasted raw almonds chopped
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a wire rack.
Create a double boiler by placing a medium pot with about 1 inch of water on the stove. Place a heatproof glass bowl on top of the pot. Turn your flame up to a low-medium heat. Do not boil the water!
Pour the mini chocolate chips and protein powder into the glass bowl.
Once the protein powder and chocolate chips start to melt together add the coconut oil. Mix till you see a smooth silky texture. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Turn flame down to low.
In medium bowl mix together your ground flax seed and cardamom. Set aside.
Give the pistachios a rough-fine chop. Set them aside in a medium size ramekin.
Use a small frying pan to start toasting your almonds. Turn the heat up to a medium flame. While your pan is warming up give your almonds a rough-fine chop, and pour them to your heated pan. Toast the chopped nuts just until they start to get that toasty brown color. Set aside in a medium size ramekin.
When chocolate has melted, dip the dried apricot halfway into the chocolate. Then dip it again into the chopped nuts of choice. You may need to sprinkle more while your Protein-Bite is cooling off.
Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to ensure chocolate has hardened or eat them at room temp. Either way you can't go wrong.
NJAPP Pro-Tip: Store these Sweet & Easy Protein Bites in small zip lock bags for a quick on-the-go bite. These bites are better than any “protein bar” because they are made without any other hidden sugars or additives.