November 24, 2017 Lisa Austin

Best Protein Bars in the World

This has to be one of the best recipes in my whole world! Life can get really busy and making sure you are getting a healthy snack when you are busy can be a challenge, to say the least! I came up with the recipe by mixing a couple of recipes together and swapping some things out because I can’t eat a few things and I must say, it is so quick and easy to make.

It started as a very bland mixture of rolled oats, some vanilla protein powder, and some almond milk. I was looking a for something I could make easily that I could use as a healthful snack when I am on the go.

I’m not a fan of vanilla and I was having a craving for some chocolate. I had some chocolate whey protein, cocoa powder and a few leftover dark chocolate chips in the cupboard. Perfect!

Keep these healthy and a great nutrient dense snack to tide you over between meals; complex carbs, natural sugar, dark chocolate goodness and some healthy fats.

These could easily be turned into something that would compare to a regular chocolate bar and not so healthy if you are substituting with the not-so-great milk chocolate chips. Stick with the unsalted nuts and don’t go overboard on the peanut butter. 🙂 (I know you want to!)

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups whole oats
5 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used Whey protein)
½ cup raisins (optional, but better with)
½ cup crushed mixed nuts (optional)
½ cup 80% dark chocolate chips
2 tsp cocoa powder
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

Line a 9×13” pan with wax paper

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl

Firmly push mixture into pan and evenly spread out

Put in freezer for 20 minutes to set.

Remove from pan and cut into 12 -14 bars

calories 188 | fat 8.2 | carbs 17 | protein 13.5

Enjoy!

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