Peanut butter protein bars

If you like perfect foods bars, the you will love these little peanut butter protein bars! They are perfect to hold you over between meals. This recipe is extremely simple and takes only 5 minutes to prepare. You can add more protein powder than I listed if you want to make the bars less gooey, but add a little at a time to make sure that you don’t overdo it. You can also substitute protein powder for maca which is a powder that comes from a root. Maca contains selenium and magnesium and is also known for increasing the libido!

20140118-191037.jpg

Peanut Butter Protein Bars
176 calories and 6 grams of protein
Serves 12
Ingredients
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup rice puffs
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of your favorite protein powder(either vanilla or flavorless) or maca- you can add more if you feel like the consistency isn’t right.

1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well until combined.
2. Put the mixture into a small baking dish-about 8×8 inches. I used a small casserole dish. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
3. You can either precut 12 squares and wrap individually in plastic wrap (just make sure to keep them in the fridge) or you can cut out the pieces from the dish whenever you plan on eating them!

This recipe makes 12 two inch by two inch squares (depending on how thick you made the bars). It’s about three bites of peanut buttery heaven. After the first bite, you’ll be addicted!
Try the recipe out and let me know how you like it!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Peanut butter protein bars

  1. Pingback: Eating healthy on a post grad budget: making the struggle easier | Autumn, the Healthy Foody

  2. Pingback: Eating healthy on a post grad budget: making the struggle easier | Autumn, the Healthy Foody

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s