Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Protein Bars

A co-worker of Josh's gave him this Protein Bar Recipe. We tried it and loved it. They were super easy to make, tasted great, and packed some serious protein punch. Both Josh and I were not hungry for HOURS after we ate them. That never happens for us!

yummy final product

Without further ado, here is the recipe. I highly recommend it.

2 1/2 cups of natural peanut butter
1 3/4 to 2 cups of honey (any less, bars do not hold together)
2 1/4 cups vanilla protein powder (if chocolate powder, add 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder)
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup chocolate chips
*optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and/or 1/2 cup raisins and/or 1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a double boiler, warm the peanut butter and honey to a smooth consistency
*optional: use microwave for 70-90 seconds)
Mix dry ingredients
Pour in peanut butter/honey mixture and stir until completely combined
Spread uniformly in a 9x12 pan and cut into 16 pieces (I recommend 32 pieces, they are pretty large)
Wrap and chill
*Each bar: 200 Calories, 15 Gm Protein, 26 Gm Carbohydrate, 9 Gm fat, 3-4 Gm Fiber

Dry Ingredients

Peanut Butter/Honey Combo

Mixing It All Up
Using the Hands Method

Ready for Cooling

Protein Bars on Foodista

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm,i just did a taste testing for protien bars .. i wasn't very impressed. My huband worksout and i bet this is a much more economical way to go then buying them. SAVED!