Vanilla Whey Protein Bars with Vegan Caramel
Ingredients2 cups rolled oats
1 tablespoons wheat germ
2 scoops EAS® 100% Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut milk
4 dried prunes, chopped
¼ cup craisins, chopped
3 tablespoons dark chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes
Vegan Caramel Sauce:
½ cup sugar
2-3 tablespoons coconut cream
Instructions1.In a food processor, blend together oats, wheat germ and vanilla protein powder. Add ¼ cup of coconut milk to the mixture. If it is still too loose, add up to 2 tablespoons more of coconut milk.
2.The mixture should be stick and dense. Fit into a lined 8-inch square baking dish.
3.In a small bowl, mix together almonds, dried fruit, chocolate and toasted coconut. Sprinkle all over the protein bar.
4.In a small sauce pan, cook down the sugar until bubbly. Once the sugar begins to turn slightly golden, add coconut cream. Whisk vigorously. Pour immediately over the protein bar. Let sit for a few minutes until the caramel has set. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
5.Once the protein bar has completely set, slice into bars of desired size.
Beforehand, chill a can of coconut milk. Scoop off the coconut cream from the top and reserve for the caramel