Vegan Protein Bars

Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp pink salt 2 cups oats 1 cup rice krispies 1/2 cup hemp hearts 2 TBSP mini chocolate chips

First, line an 8x8" square pan with parchment paper, leaving excess paper on the sides to use as handles for removing bars.

In a sauce pan, combine coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar. Heat over medium heat and stir until melted and homogenous, about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.

Meanwhile, stir together the oats, rice krispies and hemp hearts. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the dry mixture, and stir until well-mixed.

Press the mixture firmly into the pan. Refrigerate the bars until set, about 1 hour.

Slice into desired slices and serve. Store in the refrigerate for up to 5 days.