Protein packed peanut butter bars

Homemade Protein Bars

So, as you are probably starting to gather, I don’t believe that protein powder is just for shakes or post-workout muscle recovery. Protein can be used to make numerous different delights, whether they’re tasty deserts or macro friendly snacks! Using protein powder helps to make a homemade recipe a lot more macro friendly and nutritious.

So today here is an easy recipe to make your own protein bars, once that won’t taste of cardboard at least. Also, I forgot to mention…. they’ve got peanut butter in! that’s right, PEANUT BUTTER.

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of protein (flavour is up to you, I opt for chocolate cause who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?)
  • 70 grams peanut butter (or any nut butter for that matter)
  • 170 grams oats
  • 1.5 tablespoons of honey
  • 20 – 30 ml milk

Method:

  • Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until it is a soft consistency.
  • Place all the other ingredients into the bowl and get mixing
  • Mix until a dough-like substance is formed
    • If the dough is too runny add some more protein
    • If dough isn’t forming add a splash of milk
  • Once dough is formed press into greaseproof tray (or one lined with greaseproof paper)
  • Refrigerate for a few hours prior to serving

And voila, you have some beautifully crafted protein bars ready for you to slice up and enjoy!

Optional extras:

Obviously, as usual, most of my recipes are fully customisable so feel free to go crazy and enjoy them how you see fit! One recommendation I have is that you melt some chocolate and drizzle or dip the bars into. Makes them even more delicious.

Macros:

Macros for these are quite hard to give unfortunately due to the fact that people use different peanut spreads and different proteins. However, when made you normally get about 8 servings each consisting of the following macros:

  • Calories: 135
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fats: 4g

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter – James A. Garfield

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