Monday, March 5, 2012

Protein Bars - no bake

Found this recipe for no bake protein bars and they actually taste good.  I use them as a snack for when I am really hungry.  I used chocolate protein powder in mine.

No-Bake Protein Bars
Ready in 40 minutes • Makes 6 servings
*2 cups quick cook oats
*1/2 cup natural peanut butter
*4 scoops vanilla protein powder
*1 tbsp ground flaxseed
*1/2 cup water
*Line a loaf dish with parchment paper.
*Using clean hands, kneed all ingredients in a large prep bowl.
*Spread dough into dish or pan, pressing down to flatten.
Use a spatula smooth out the surface.
Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into six large bars.
Serve and refrigerate the rest.
Optional ingredients:
*1 tsp cocoa powder (add it in the mix)
*dried fruit
*raw maple syrup or honey (drizzle on top of pressed dough you put it in the freezer)

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 310, Total Fats: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 30 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 28 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 22 g, Iron: 2

My Protein Bars cook up pictured below with "healthier" chocolate cup cakes make with tofu and 70% cocoa dark chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. I've made these babies a few times. They rock ( if I can get a piece before the boy devours them all)