March 5, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Peanut Butter Protein Bars


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Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Ingredients:
-1/3 cup of honey (or honey substitute...aqave nectar for instance)
-1/3 cup of dark brown sugar
-1.5 cups of peanut butter (I used creamy - my fav!)
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-5 cups of bran flakes (I used Raisin Bran - I love me some raisins!)
-1/3 cup of ground flaxseeds
-1-2 scoops of protein powder
-1 cup of craisins

Directions:
1- Add honey (or honey substitute) to a large pot on medium heat.
2- Add the dark brown sugar until it melts into the honey.
3- When honey & dark brown sugar mixture is bubbling, add cinnamon.
4- Once the cinnamon is completely dissolved, stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth and creamy.


5-Remove pot from heat and stir in your bran flakes, flaxseeds, protein powder, and craisins.


6- Put mixture in a casserole dish or pan. (I used an 8x8 - mixture fit in perfectly!)

7- Refrigerate for (at minimum) a few hours.
8- Once mixture is hardened, cut into pieces.



5 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Must print!

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  2. Those look really good. What kind of protein powder did you use? I bought vanilla flavored at Trader JOe's recently and it was really gross. I couldn't eat it mixed w/ ice cream or oatmeal. Is there one that has no taste?

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  3. Should I start drooling when I read the recipe for protein bars? Hmm, likely a better choice than my current store bought, sugar filled, I-woke-up-late-and-didn't-eat-breakfast bars!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my guest post on Tiffany's blog!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this, Cami! You always have such healthy ideas and habits! These look awesome...love craisins and cinnamon!!
    Have a lovely week, pretty lady!
    Xoxoxo
    Maria

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  5. I miss Tasty Tuesday! I can't wait to get back in the kitchen again!

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