Easy, No-Bake PB Protein Bars
- 1 ¼ cup oats
- 2 scoops Unjury vanilla whey protein isolate
- ¼ cup reduced fat peanut butter, such as Smucker’s Natural
- 2 TB chia seed (or ground flax)
- 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 TB slivered almonds
- 2 TB semisweet chocolate chips OR 4-5 squares Hershey’s Special Dark
Take 1 cup rolled oats and grind into oat flour using your Vitamix or food processor.
Then, add this to all other ingredients, including the remaining 1/4 cup rolled oats and with exception to almonds and chocolate.
Add 1/4 cup water to this mixture and slowly roll into a dough. Press in loaf pan.
Then, roast slivered almonds in a sauce pan until nicely toasted. Press on top of bars.
Melt chocolate in microwave and drizzle over the top of the bars.
Put in freezer for 10 minutes.
Slice into 7 equal bars. Enjoy.
Makes 7 bars
Serving size: 1 bar
*recipe adapted from sparkpeople.com