These addicting snickers protein brownies are refined sugar and gluten free, vegan, no bake, and packed full of protein! They make the perfect midday snack, post workout treat, or healthier dessert!
I am a sucker for all things snickers. I can literally take any dessert and put a snickers spin on it, there’s just something about chocolate and peanut butter.. It doesn’t help that whenever I ask Thomas for inspiration he says “make snickers” (as if I don’t already have a million snickers recipes lol).
Every Sunday I prep myself a little treat for the week. Something easy that I can throw in the freezer for whenever my sweet tooth comes on. I think this is so helpful, having something ready to go that you know is made with whole food ingredients!
Ingredients & substitutions
Almond flour: You could try subbing oat flour, but they’ll turn out more dense than using almond flour. I would start with 1/3 cup and add a tbsp more at a time, if needed.
Chocolate Protein powder: I love Truvani. You can use “dani” for a discount! If you don’t have protein powder, you can leave it out and use oat flour instead. However, I wouldn’t recommend subbing this if you’re already subbing oat flour for almond flour as this will make the brownies overall more dense.
Peanut butter: I love georgia grinders. You can use “danishealthyeats” for a discount.
Cacao powder: If you leave out the chocolate protein powder, add an extra 2 tbsp of cacao powder to the recipe.
Maple syrup: You can sub any sticky sweetener, like honey.
Milk: I use homemade cashew milk, but any will work.
Chocolate chips: Any chocolate chips or bars you love will work! I used Hu Kitchen’s Almond butter bars for these. I love that they’re refined sugar free (You can use “Danishealthyeats” for a discount).
How to make Snickers protein brownies
Step 1: Mix together the base ingredients. Press into the bottom of a loaf pan.
Step 2: Mix together the filling ingredients. Spread over the brownie base.
Step 3: Sprinkle over peanuts.
Step 4: Melt the chocolate. Pour over the top of the peanut layer, tilting the pan to evenly disperse it.
Step 5: Place the pan in the freezer for a few hours before cutting into bars!
Storing snickers brownies
Store the snickers protein brownies in an air-tight container in the freezer. Enjoy them straight from the freezer or allow them to sit out a few minutes to soften if you’d rather. Enjoy!
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Snickers Protein Brownies (No bake, vegan)
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder *See post for subs
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup nut butter or melted coconut butter/oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- 2-4 tbsp milk, of choice (I used almond)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (can sub any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil *Optional, but leaving this out will make the center oozy when cutting into bars
- pinch sea salt
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil Optional, to thin
- See post above if subbing protein powder as you'll need to adjust the amount of cacao powder/flour. Mix all of the base ingredients together in a bowl, starting with 2 tbsp of milk and adding more as needed. You'll want a super moist dough that isn't "wet", but workable.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan.
- Mix together the filling ingredients, leaving the peanuts out. Spread over the brownie base. Then top with the peanuts.
- Melt the chocolate in a small bowl until smooth. If your chocolate is super thick, add in 2 tsp coconut oil to help thin it out. Then pour over the peanut layer. Tilt the pan to ensure the entire top is covered.
- Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours before cutting into bars. Store in the freezer. Enjoy straight from it or let it thaw a few minutes for a softer texture.