Awhile back I posted my Almond Protein Bars that were a huge hit when I brought them to work. I had also made these bars too, these ones are my favorite, and they were also a very successful recipe. I still hope to make some more variations (which I will of course share with all of you).
This recipe is simple, easy, only has a few ingredients and can be changed in a variety of ways to fit your own preferences and depending on how “healthy” you want them to be. I would like to point out that I am not suggesting these as a healthy snack, I am just a baker, not a nutritionist, but in my opinion they don’t seem like they would be unhealthy….
You can pre wrap them individually, they are so easy to just grab and eat on the go! Something I wish I would have made when I was still commuting to school 4 days a week!
If you want something different, any nut butter will work instead of almond butter, you don’t have to add protein powder (just add a little bit less almond butter), you can toss in a few chocolate chips or drizzle some on top, or even stir in some dried fruit!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Bars
- 1 Cups Old Fashioned Quick Oats
- 2 Cups Rice Crispy Cereal
- 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1.Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper or foil. Make sure that your pan will be able to fit in your freezer
2. In a large bowl, Stir together the oats, rice crispy cereal, and chocolate chips so that they are evenly mixed.
3. In a small separate bowl, stir together the peanut butter, honey, and protein powder. This can be done using a spatula or a mixer.
4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and rice crispy cereal. Stir until they are evenly coated.
5. Pour the mixture into the 8×8 and flatten it across the pan. Press down so that it is tightly compacted and flat. Using a knife, make cuts for the bars. This way they will be easier to get out later on.
6. Place the pan in the freezer for 30-45 minutes or until they have hardened, remove from the pan, cut into rectangles again if needed. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Wrap individually if desired so that they are easy to grab in the mornings.