Continuing with another snack recipe, I thought I would share a recipe I recently made for protein bars. I love eating protein bars after working out. They are quick, easy and pack a lot of protein (duh), which fills me up. This recipe is from Oxygen magazine (I couldn't find the recipe on their website). The recipes calls for ground flaxseeds, which I had heard of, but never used. So flaxseeds are the new ingredient!
No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars
2 C quick-cooking oats
1/2 C peanut butter
4 scoops protein powder (I used chocolate)
1 T ground flaxseeds
1/2 C water
knead all ingredients in a large bowl
Notes: I forgot to add the water until I was kneading the dough and wondering why it wasn't pulling together like a dough. Then I re-read the recipe and realized my mistake. So the lesson in that is: read the recipe! Also, the magazine doesn't say whether or not you should refrigerate the bars, but I think you should - it helps them hold their shape. Lastly, the recipes says you will get 8 servings, but it doesn't say how many bars to cut the dough into. So I suggest you slice in half, and then slice each half into 4 bars, making a serving size of 1 bar. Edit: I updated the last 2 sentences to correct my math!
Do you make your own protein bars? I would love it if you would share in the comments!!