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Just seeing “peanut butter” in the title of this recipe from Blonde Ponytail made me want to try it. And after I made these tasty protein bars, I was hooked. Not only on the taste, but on the chia seeds included in the ingredients – it was the first time I’d tried these powerhouse babies. Thanks to Jess from Blonde Ponytail for creating this awesomeness… and for sharing it!
From Jess -
What you will need:
2 c. creamy natural peanut butter
1 1/4 c. of organic honey
2 c. of protein powder
1 c. of oats
1/4 cup of chia seeds
Start with 2 c. creamy, natural peanut butter and 1 1/2 c. of organic, honey
Heat for 90 seconds in a microwave safe bowl, then stir
Add 2 c. vanilla protein powder (or chocolate if you prefer). You can add more if you like the bars thicker.
Mix completely, then add about 1/2 – 1 c. of rolled oats
Now, for the good stuff.
Add 1/4 c. of chia seeds to mixture
Place the mixture in a pan and refrigerate
Cut up and store refrigerated; makes about 24 bars.
You can experiment with the measurements for a more dense bar or one that is soft. I think the texture is like fudge…but it’s good for you! I find these are best post-workout/run, but they also make a healthy treat! Enjoy!