So – I tried these vegan protein bars – square bars – for the first time and fell in love! I wanted to incorporate them into something nice and cold, being that it’s that hot hot hot part of summer where everything starts to get sticky and you just want to eat salads and smoothies all day.
Having a *healthy* popsicle in the freezer is great for a quick snack or even breakfast. Adding the square bars gives a good bit of plant based protein and a yummy chocolate element to these. Square bars are an organic vegan protein bar. I’ve tried a lot of protein bars in my day…these are one of the best I’ve had! The chocolate coconut and the almond spice flavor are out of this world.I love using coconut cream to add richness to my popsicles. If you’re used to the creaminess of cow’s milk, coconut cream really makes a difference and gives that extra bit of lusciousness that all ice cream deserves.
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk, unshaken, chilled in the refrigerator overnight
- 1 1/2 c plain plant based milk, I used unsweetened flax milk
- 2 chocolate protein bars – I used 2 chocolate crunch square bars
- optional, but yummy – a handful of chocolate chips
Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the hard cream on top. Save the thin milk for something else (a smoothie, soup, or just to drink). Add the cream and the 1 1/2 cups of milk to a blender. Blend until smooth.
*the reason I don’t advise to use the entire can of coconut milk, cream and all, is only because then you will have a coconut flavored pop. If that sounds good to you, then go for it! Use the whole can of coconut milk and just add 1/2 cup of water or another milk when you blend it instead of 1 1/2 cups of milk.*
Pour this mixture into popsicle molds, only filling 2/3 of the way full.
Throw in a few chocolate chips if using.
Crumble up your protein bars and drop some into each mold.
Use a popsicle stick to push down the bar and give it a little mix into the milk.
Freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours.
You can use the discount code “celine_squared” to save 20% when ordering a box of square bars!