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This recipe is brought to you by the key phrases "5 Minutes" and "No Bake".
Doesn't get any easier than that.
I have tried a few no-bake protein bars and the key to this one is the little layer of dark chocolate on the top ;)
If you are not so keen on the peanut butter, then you can substitute for any nut butter such as cashew, almond or sunbutter!
They are packed with protein and provide a great snack for both adults and kids! Take some with you for your commute to and/or from work, pack it in the snack bags of your little angels before they head to school, or share them with your co-workers....what ever you decide to do.....Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy for added texture)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2 and 1/2 scoops protein powder
- 2 tbsp water (if needed)
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
First, heat the peanut butter and honey in a pot on medium to low heat until it’s thin. Then remove from heat, add your protein powder and oats, and mix up. You may need to add a little water as the mixture will get super thick. Only add a tsp at a time until it reaches a consistency that is relatively hard but will be easy to mold. I put the mixture into a 9×9 glass dish and press it out into a square. Heat up your chocolate chips (I use 30 sec intervals in the microwave mixing in between- usually takes 90 secs total), and cover the top of your protein bars with chocolate. I throw them in the freezer for 30 mins to an hour to harden then cut six lines down and one across for a total of 14 bars.
Original recipe found: http://www.malzisfit.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-protein-bars/