I rarely ever buy protein bars unless I’m on the go and not prepared. Protein bars are SO simple to make. I don’t think people realize how easy it is! This recipe requires no baking and will take you less than 10 minutes. Seriously! Time yourself.
The only thing this recipe does require is a pot to heat up and thin the peanut butter.
Here’s how it goes:
- 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 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. After enjoying 1 (or 2 or 3) keep in the fridge.
Yea, that was it. I know. Too good to be true you may be thinking? Think again. These are everything you’ll ever dream of. Enjoy!