Peanut Butter Protein Bars

I saw a recipe on Julie’s Peanut Butter Fingers blog the other day that I knew I had to try.  Peanut butter protein bars!

Peanut Buttery Goodness

Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!!!!

I cut that bar out before they were quite ready, so I think it is a bit more crumbly than it will be later.  But I can not believe how easy and delicious this recipe is, and for being a sweet treat it is relatively healthy!  Here is the recipe:

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (I just used regular brown)
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 cups bran flakes (or Raisin Bran)
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds (optional, I used my maple flax seed shakers)
  • 1 cup Craisins

Directions

  1. Put honey in a large pot on medium heat. Add sugar and stir until melted and mixture begins to bubble. Add cinnamon and stir until dissolved.
  2. Stir peanut butter into the honey mixture until smooth.

    Smoothy-Smooth

  3. Remove from heat and stir in bran flakes, flax and Craisins.
  4. Press firmly into an 8×8 pan lined with foil that overlays ends. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

    All Packed In

  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Andrewski popped home for lunch today, so after a yummy turkey sandvich on a whole wheat kaiser with cheese, lettuce, tomato, hummus and mustard…

Turkey Sammy

(and some carrots and hummus on the side) I crumbled off some of the bars to try them out a little early.

Bar of Awesomeness

YUM!!!!  I had to stop Android from eating the entire pan!  I can’t wait to dig into some more of these later.  So delicious!

Catch ya later!

 

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