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Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Finally getting around to making some of the pins I have!  I love Pinterest and pin way more than I actually do.  Anyway, I have been eating more protein bars lately and decided to make more of my own.  This recipe is based on Sahar’s from Fat Fighter TV with a couple modifications.

Protein Peanut Butter Bars/Balls

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (100 grams)
  • 45 grams of whey protein (I used unflavored whey protein isolate) – approximately 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons (26 grams) ground flax seed.
  • 40 grams of rolled oats – approximately 1/4 cup

These are so easy to make, too. It takes 15 minutes.  In a small bowl, add the honey and peanut butter.

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Microwave for 30 second to one minute so the mixture becomes more liquid.  Stir well. I needed a minute because we keep the peanut butter in the fridge.

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In a larger bowl, add the protein powder and flax meal and mix.

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Then add the peanut butter and honey mixture:

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Mix well and then add the oats:

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This will be a stiff batter, so keep mixing until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

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I then weighed the dough and decided how many calories I wanted each bar, which was approximately 200 (like a normal protein bar).  That meant I needed to divide my dough by 7, which was about 45 grams per bar.

Then roll into ball shapes.

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I also formed one ball into a bar shape, but didn’t bother with the others. Lazy, I guess.  You can do whatever shape you want – even a pyramid!

Verdict?  These are pretty tasty! Almost like a peanut butter fudge.  Now, these are caloric like a protein bar, so use them wisely. These are perfect for my evening snack.

Nutrition info dividing recipe into 7 bars:

211 calories per bar, 20 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber. Your mileage may vary depending on the type of protein powder you use.  This is a good base recipe to do other flavors or use other nut butters.

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6 comments to Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  • LOL I found my bookmark to Sahar’s post a couple weeks ago. Might have to move to the top of the list. happy

  • I like that they have protein. The recipe is very similar to that one I tried (that you had also pinned) only that recipe had coconut, and no protein powder. Those little balls are VERY tasty. I also had them for my evening snack. I still have some of them in my freezer. And yes, I did make my own walnut butter to make them.

  • Ive been struggling to find and BALLS happy my child will not think too…not sweet.
    trying these…

  • Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm YUM!!!!!!!!!! And easy too BUT I am afraid to make – I would eat them all so fast! happy

    PS; I am too lazy to go back toy your previous post so… love the blooms & the hell stage of your workout – too funny!!! Always a love/hate relationship! winking

  • I love protein balls! I made some a few weeks ago and we went through them way too fast. They definitely are calorie dense and I didn’t have willpower to stop, so no more balls for me for a while! happy

  • Biz

    Not sure I would like that texture – because I loves me some Nature Valley granola bars. I need to make some more soon – especially if Tony is going to be in the hospital a few more days – easy to grab and go. The cafeteria hours stink at the hospital and I will never understand how unhealthy hospital food is.

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