So, Tuesday morning was a non-workout day, and I was sort of bored. I wanted to make protein bars without using protein powder or any really special ingredients, but a perusal of my pantry told me that was impossible. So I decided I would make no-bake bars of some sort. As peanut butter is my desert island food, and I had two containers of PB2 in my cabinet, and having just purchased rolled oats (which I don’t really eat prepared normally), I decided on Peanut Butter Oat Bars.
No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 oz. cocktail peanuts
- 15 grams Ghirardelli 60% Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
- 2 T. honey
- 1/4 c. Silk Cashew Milk
In a food processor, process oats until coarse flour. Add peanuts and chocolate chips, and process 30 seconds or until peanuts and chocolate chips are finely chopped. Add PB2 and honey, and pulse until well incorporated.
With the processor running, drizzle cashew milk until mixture is sticky.
Line a loaf pan with wax paper and press mixture into the pan firmly. Refrigerate for one hour, then cut into 12 pieces.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
These got the seal of approval from The Hubs, despite me telling him they were healthy. (He’ll eat anything as long as it’s tasty, but heaven forbid you tell him it’s healthy!) I think they’re yummy, and will definitely make them again. (Actually, I really wish I had one RIGHT NOW.) I’m also going to buy a small container of protein powder so I can make them protein bars for real next time! Not too sweet, slightly salt and very peanutty!
Now for something entirely different! Have a picture of my blogging buddy, Bingley!