Quick Protein Granola Bars

I’ve been getting super buff lately (you read it on the internet, it must be true), and was looking for some protein bars that didn’t involve 1,000 types of nuts and seeds and similar things I hate. This fits the bill, is tasty, and keeps me from getting hungry again for a good long time, so I’d recommend it! I’ve alternated pan sizes, to switch up the size/thickness of the bars, but after trying smaller/thicker bars, have wound up back at large, thin ones using a 9×13″ pan. Feel free to experiment yourself to see which you enjoy biting the most!

img_8005Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups quick or rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup  honey
  • 2/3 cup protein powder of choice (I use store brand chocolate powder, but you can try different flavors!)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Line a 9×13″ or 8X8″ pan with wax paper, or if you have it with non-stick foil.

Stir together all the ingredients in a large bowl. This will take several minutes, to completely remove all dry spots and mix evenly, and I think the mixture is thick enough it would blow up my hand mixer, but I’m sure a Kitchenaid could do it no problem.

img_8001 Once everything is evenly mixed, pour it into the lined pan. Using a spatula, or your hand and another piece of wax paper/foil, press the mixture firmly to fill the bottom of the pan, creating a thin even layer.

img_8002Cut into 12 even pieces, then freeze at least 1 hour.

img_8003Wrap, and store in the freezer until ready to eat – they don’t need to thaw, but can be eaten straight from the freezer. If you used the non-stick foil, if you just stack the bars up, you can probably wrap them in that same foil. So thrifty!

img_8004I have these after almost every workout these days, and I love them!

Quick Protein Granola Bars

From Chocolate Covered Katie.

  • 1 1/2 cups quick or rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup  honey
  • 2/3 cup protein powder of choice (I use store brand chocolate powder, but you can try different flavors!)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Line a 9×13″ pan with wax paper or non-stick foil.

Stir together all the ingredients in a large bowl, then pour it into the lined pan. Using a spatula, or your hand and another piece of wax paper/foil, press the mixture firmly to fill the bottom of the pan, creating a thin even layer. Cut into 12 even pieces, then freeze at least 1 hour. Wrap, and store in the freezer until ready to eat.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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