We all know that kids can be quite picky when it comes to eating healthy. Chocolate bars and chips always top veggies and whole grains.

What if you could make a recipe that was disguised as an unhealthy treat?

These chocolate-covered protein bars from Zahlmann Zoo Crew contain a whole lot of healthy ingredients, but your kids will never know it! Plus it’s packed with protein to help your kids growing healthy and strong. Here’s the simple recipe for you to try out on your kids:

Homemade protein bars

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
1/4 coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup water
1 mashed banana
2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
2-4 scoops Naturade Total Soy – Chocolate protein powder
1 large dark chocolate bar or ½ cup chocolate chips


First, take your ripe banana and mash it up (this is a great way for the kids to get involved in the cooking process). Then add in the oatmeal, flaxseed, protein powder, coconut flakes, raisins, melted butter or coconut oil, peanut butter and water and stir until all ingredients are fully mixed. Transfer the mixture into a parchment-lined baking tray (8×8) and smooth it out over the pan. Next, take your chocolate bar and break it into smaller pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Pop it in the microwave for about one minute, or until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate all over the mixture so it covers every last inch. Once finished, place your creation in the freezer for at least two hours to give it that protein bar consistency. After the time is up, take it out of the freezer and cut it into 10-12 bars and serve!

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