Monday, March 19, 2012

Recipe: Pumpkin-PB-Chocolate Protein Bars

I had one of these bars for breakfast this morning and it was awesome.

I knew after I made my initial batch of Protein Bars (also, why did no one call me out for calling those 'granola' bars? There was clearly no granola, haha) that I wanted to make a peanut butter, chocolate and pumpkin version.

These were everything I expected and more.

I will pretty much never buy a granola/protein bar at the store again because these are SO easy. They are also so much cheaper. Trust me. Try it. You will love them!



Ingredients:
-2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
-1/3 to 1/2 cup Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
-1/4 to 1/3 cup Peanuts
-1/2 can of Pumpkin, pureed (Not Pumpkin Pie Filling)
-3 Tbs Unsweetened Applesauce
-2 Tbs Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate/Carob Chips
-1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (Optional)
-1 to 2 Tbs Honey

Directions:
-Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl, until everything is moistened
(adjust accordingly; you just want to make sure that everything gets moist and sticks together)
-Line a baking dish with either wax paper or aluminum foil
-Pour mixture into lined baking pan and smooth out until flat and even
-Freeze for at least 2 hours
-Carefully cut into 10-12 bars and store in freezer for quick and tasty snack in the future!

Approximate Nutrition:
(1 serving= 1 bar; 10 bars per batch)
170 calories
21g Carbohydrates
8g Fat
6g Protein




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