Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Nothing makes me happier than sharing a delicious peanut buttery recipe with you guys! With a blog name like Peanut Butter Fingers, it makes me feel like I am doing my job when I can share the peanut butter love with you through amazing treats.

When I got the okay from my friend Leah to share her Aunt Chris’ recipe for peanut butter protein bars, I couldn’t wait to post it on the blog! I hope you love these bars as much as I do.

The great news about these peanut butter protein bars is that the ingredient list is simple. They’re not only full of protein, but, for a sweet treat, they’re relatively healthy as well!

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • ½ c. crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 c. bran flakes (Raisin Bran works really well!)
  • 1/3 c. ground flaxseeds (optional)
  • 1 c. chopped Craisins

Directions:

  • Put honey in a large pot on medium heat. Add sugar and stir until melted and mixture begins to bubble. Add cinnamon and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir peanut butter into the honey mixture until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in bran flakes, flax and Craisins.
  • Press firmly into an 8X8 pan lined with foil that overlays ends. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes: This recipe also freezes well, so you can make a big batch and freeze squares to enjoy in the future. Additionally, you may substitute 1 c. granola + 4 c. bran flakes for the 5 c. bran flakes. Protein powder may also be added to this recipe for an extra protein punch.

Enjoy!!!

(P.S. The Fashion page was updated this afternoon!)

Comments

  1. Marina says

    peanut butter protein bars- just did this great recipe- can not wait to try them…I think this a perfect option for muscle maintenance and recovery….just I need to remind myself not to indulge on them:) I an split the Bran flakes portion – half flakes and Oat mill flakes, will see:)Thank u:)

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  2. Rebecca says

    Just made these and altered the recipe a little:
    Used maple syrup instead of honey
    Used natures path organic flax maple crunch cereal

    They are delicious!
    Couldn’t wait the few hrs to cut them so just rolled a little into 1″ balls….so good!

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