Monday, November 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

I got this recipe from TRISH ALLEN! She posted it on her blog, and I tried them because I love peanut butter and I loved them. And really wanted to share it with you all! so thank you Trish. you are amazing!
Here is here blog if you want to check it out!

- 2 cups raw oats
- 4 scoops protein powder (vanilla or cookies and cream) The scoop I use is 4 Tablespoons per scoop and 90 calories per scoop
- 1/2 cup plain fat free greek yogurt
- 2 TB *powdered peanut butter (I get mine HERE or HERE)
- cinnamon – to taste
- liquid vanilla stevia or any natural sweetener – to taste
1.  Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
2. mix together
3.Spray 9 x 9 glass dish with cooking spray and press mixure evenly into dish.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
4.  Place in freezer for 10 minutes to set up.  Cut into 4 – 6 squares and put in individual baggies.  I freeze mine, or you can put them in the fridge.
*Now, if you don’t have access to peanut butter powder, replace the peanut butter powder and greek yogurt with 1/2 cup natural peanut butter and 1/2 cup water.  Directions stay the same except divide into 6 or 8 squares.   If you want to try these out with your kids, add in some mini chocolate chips  or carob chips – they won’t even know they are healthy!
For those of you who calorie count, the entire batch as listed above is 1,089 calories (so divide by 4 or 6). If you go the peanut butter and water route, calories bump up to 1, 754 (divide by 6 or 8).  Enjoy!

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