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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16

Description

A slightly sweet, chewy DIY protein bar! So quick to make and much cheaper than storebought.


Ingredients

  • 16 dates
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup isolated whey, lightly packed
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened)
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a glass measuring cup place the dates and the water.
  2. Microwave on high for one minute. Mash with a fork.
  3. Microwave on high for another minute. Mash with a fork until a paste forms. Return to microwave if they need more softening.
  4. Stir in the peanut butter and milk.
  5. In a large bowl, place the oats, whey, chia seeds, cocoa, and chocolate chips.
  6. Pour in the peanut butter mixture. Stir until well combined.
  7. Line a 9×9 pan with plastic wrap.
  8. Press the mixture firmly into the pan.
  9. Refrigerate for ½ an hour.
  10. Cut into 16 bars.
  11. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 11.5
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5
  • Fiber: 4.5
  • Protein: 9.5

Keywords: protein bars

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