Protein bars are an important addition to you food storage. They help to control hunger, they provide proteins and fats, but they also keep your calorie intake in control.
Sure, you can head to your nearest store and purchase some pre-packaged bars but they aren’t exactly cheap, even though many of them contain easy-to-obtain and inexpensive ingredients that most people could put together at home for a fraction of the price.
That’s why today, we are going to look at making our very own peanut butter protein bars.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 10
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories per serving: 342
- Fat per serving: 14
- Carbs per serving: 47
- Protein per serving: 13
- Sugar per serving: 30
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 10 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup peanut butter, drippy
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (usually two scoops)
- pinch of salt
- Spray a 9×9-inch cake pan with coconut oil cooking spray or line with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place rolled oats in a high-speed food processor (I use a Ninja). Process on high for about 30 seconds or until you’ve turned your oats into an oat flour.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients to your food processor and process on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stopping often to scrape the sides. You’ll want to make sure you use a drippy peanut butter for this recipe (Trader Joe’s or Kirkland brands are the best). At this point, the dough should be similar to cookie dough.
- Using your hands, press the dough into the cake pan. Then, use a spatula to make it smooth and even all the way around.
- Pop the cake pan into the freezer for about 30 minutes to set. Remove and then cut into 10 bars with a sharp knife.
You can also make these bars into balls for an easier recipe and smaller serving size! It will make around 25 1 tablespoon-sized balls.
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