Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars
As a mother of 3 I am always so busy, so trying to add time to workout in my schedule has been hard. They say it is best to people to eat 6 small meals a day so I had that to work with to.lol I needed something that I could eat that was fast, tasty, and would keep my metabolism busy without making my stomach cramp. It all made my head spin. I tried protein shakes but then mother nature would come calling in the middle of my run. Protein bars in the store are so costly and lets face it they taste well.....like protein bars. SO I made the healthiest version I could come up with :O) here is what you need to make them:
- Quick Oats-3 Cups
- Cocoa Powder-1/8 Cup
- Peanut Butter-1 Cup
- 2/3 Cup Water
- 1/4 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
Now mixing these together was probably the hardest part of everything! Start by mixing together all the dry ingredients. Then add the water and peanut butter in. I mixed with a spoon as long as I could but really I just couldn't get it well mixed. So dig your hands in.lol It is a little gross but it mixes it really good.
Now there are really several ways you can "serve" these up. The first time I pressed the mixture into a 8 by 13 ish cake pan. I had waxed paper on the bottom so I could lift it out and cut it. I cut it into 32 squares. I think the easiest way however is to get a teaspoon and roll it into about 32 balls. Usually for my recipes I don't calculate the calories, but I figured if we were going healthy we should probably know how bad they are for us :O) I usually enjoy either one before my workout(if I am really hungry) and one after. Or I have both after my workout.
Makes 32 servings
Calories per serving: 77
Fat: 4.75 grams
Fiber: 1.31 grams
Protein: 3.14 grams