Posts Tagged "peanut butter"

No Bake Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Cooking, Featured

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAI tried these today after my workout and loved them!  They taste more like a no bake cookie than a protein bar.  They’re pretty rich and filling, so I ended up cutting mine smaller than a normal protein bar.  Perfect for after a hard workout or just a long, busy day!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

If you make yours into 16 bars they have 171 calories, 9.5 grams of fat, 17.8 carbs, 1.7 grams of fiber, and 6.2 grans of protein.  Definitely a good pick me up after a long, hard workout!

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

(makes 8 large, 16 medium, or 24 small bars–since they’re thicker I made mine into 24)

1 cup of peanut butter (I used chunky)

1/2 cup of honey

1 cup of vanilla protein powder (I like Arbonne vanilla protein shake mix!)

1 cup of old fashioned oats

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

*You can also add chia seeds, flax seed meal, etc

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Line a loaf pan with foil letting the foil hang over the edges.  (this will make it really easy to get the bars out and cut them later)  Melt peanut butter and honey in a large bowl until thin and easy to mix.  Stir in protein powder and oats and stir until combined.  If its too thick, add a tablespoon or so of water.   Press bars into prepared loaf pan getting them as even as possible.  Melt chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate over the top of the bars.  Let sit until set, or put in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to speed up the process.  Remove using the foil and cut into whatever size bars you want.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Source:  Slightly adapted fromhttp://blondeponytail.com/2010/11/no-bake-peanut-butter-protein-bars/

Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls (No bake)

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Featured

These protein balls are a great pre/post workout snack, plus they taste like you’re getting a treat!  They come together in just minutes and you can store them in an air tight container in the fridge and have your workout snacks for a week.  If you like these check out our cookie butter energy balls!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

(about 22 servings)

1 cup of peanut butter (chunky or smooth)

1/2-3/4 cup of honey (I start with 1/2 cup and if its too dry add more)

1 cup of oats

1/2 cup of rice krispies cereal (optional-you could just use more oats)

1 cup of Arbonne protein powder

Melt peanut butter and honey in small bowl.  In a large bowl combine oats, rice krispies cereal, and protein powder.  Stir in peanut butter and honey until well combined.  Using a tablespoon sized scoop put balls into an airtight container and store in refrigerator.  (if they’re hard to form place bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so until they firm up.)

Source: Slightly adapted from http://rlchiropractic.com/2011/03/21/arbonne-protein-balls/

Read More