No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars
These are my no-bake peanut butter chocolate protein bars. They are quick, easy and something the whole family will like for a mid day snack, breakfast on the go, or post workout. I wanted to make these since I haven’t made them in awhile and wanted to share this recipe with you. Its always nice to have some clean eating snacks around that you can can grab and go, especially with a busy family like mine. This recipe I must say turned out delicious, Im sure you will all enjoy them as me and my family did.
Here are the ingredients:
1 cup oats (ground into flour)
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1/3 cup Vanilla Protein Powder (I used an Rocksolid Nutrition Vanilla Cake Batter)
1/2 cup rice cereal (ground up)
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
4-5 drops of almond extract
3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (75% dark or higher)
Lets get started…
First step is to mix all your dry ingredients into a bowl (Oat Flour, Oats, Protein Powder, Cereal). I don’t even have a food processor so I used the magic bullet to grind my oats and cereal into flour form. Its important to use the oat flour and the regular quick oats because this is what gives them texture.
Next melt your peanut butter and honey along with the almond extract over medium heat until its all melted together…
Combine all the ingredients in an bowl and mix together for about 2-4 minutes to get everything evenly mixed together. You do want a taste of everything in every bite, trust me!
Use your hands to firmly press the mixture into a 9×9 baking pan or pyrex dish. Once you have it firmly pressed in the pan, toss the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle on top of the bars. You can also use white chocolate if you prefer.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then you can cut them into square shaped bars and package them in ziplock bag for a grab and go stack.
Tip: If the mixture is dry give or take a little water or greek yogurt