We all have memories connected to specific flavors and smells and peppermint strongly reminds me of joyous Christmas mornings and softly falling snow on a frigid winter evening. I usually consider peppermint in combination with chocolate to be a must. But with these Paleo protein bars I wanted to try something different. I wanted to highlight the peppermint and add just a touch of chocolate (aka chocolate drizzle) because the real star of the show for these no-bake protein bars is the sweet minty flavor.
These healthy Peppermint Protein Bars are sweetened with monk fruit, making them a healthy, low sugar option. They contain collagen – perfect for increasing your protein intake as well as many other benefits (improved skin, digestion, hair, nails…). They are also grain-free, gluten-free and contain just 8 simple ingredients. They’re a crowd pleaser and a great holiday dessert option!
Recipe makes 8 bars
*I recommend lining the pan with plastic wrap. I simply cut a long piece of plastic wrap, folded it in half (to make it thicker) and then placed it in the pan. Next, I added the dough and evenly spread it out with a spatula. Then I folded the plastic wrap over the dough and used that as a barrier between my hands and the dough to press down the bars. After freezing, removal of the bars was easy and the plastic wrap peeled off perfectly.