Your life is about to change in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

The other day I was cruising the Chocolate Covered Katie website and came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars.  This recipe became the inspiration for a protein bar recipe that I came up.  These felt more like a dessert than a protein bar, I almost felt guilty when I was eating one – AMAZEBALLS!

Here is the link to the original recipe-my inspiration

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/04/09/no-bake-peanut-butter-pretzel-bars/

Brown Rice Crispie Peanut Butter Protein Bars

(I cut these into smaller sized squares and got about 11-12 servings.  You can cut them into bars as well!)

  • 1 cup of brown rice crispies – these are new and are gluten free-yay!
  • 1/4 cup of oat flour (grind up oats in a food processor)
  • handful of broken-up pretzels (optional)
  • 2 heaping scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons agave
  • 5 tablespoons pb (or other nut butter)
  • 1 ripe banana (if you don’t mind the extra sugar you can use up to 3-4 tablespoons of agave and omit the banana.  I prefer to keep the sugar lower so I used the least amount of agave possible!)

1. Combine all the dry stuff in a bowl

2. In a another (larger) bowl, combine wet ingredients and stir until it’s all liquidy and mixed (Yah thats right I said liquidy-deal with it).

3. Pour dry into wet  and stir until the dry stuff is intertwined with the wet stuff.  This is where you can adjust agave/peanut butter/banana portions.  I added the banana at this point when I realized that cutting the agave way down resulted in a super dry mixture.  NOTE! When you mix it all up it will look dry but when you press it into the pan it will smoosh down and make a bar-Trust.

4. Line a baking dish with a large piece of parchment/wax paper and pour the mixture into the dish.  Push the mixture down as hard as you can, get your back into it, seriously smooth the shit out of it until it’s flat and compact.

5. Stick the mixture in the fridge (or if you are an impatient fat kid on the inside like me put them in the freezer) so that they harden before you cut them into bars.

**I decided to pour a batch of Chocolate Covered Katie’s Peanut Butter Magic Shell on top before I popped it into the fridge to cool.  The result, a fudge like wondrous healthy “icing” if you will, to top your peanut butter protein squares**

Peanut Butter Magic Shell

  • 2-3 tsp peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) *I used two tablespoons of Peanut Butter*
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • sweetener of choice, to taste (stevia drops, maple syrup, agave, etc.) *I omitted this*
Combine all ingredients and stir until it makes a thin liquid. (Note: If you store your peanut butter in the fridge, you’ll need to warm it first. Also warm the coconut oil if it’s solid when you open the jar.)
*Drizzle over bars and spread evenly with fork*

I let these cool for about 20 minutes in the freezer-I couldn’t stand the suspense-This is a bold statement but I think these might just be the best bar I have ever made!
Hope these fulfill your fat kid fantasies as they fulfilled mine!

3 Responses to “Your life is about to change in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1”

  1. Carrie
    May 22, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Perfect timing. I have been craving peanut butter m and m’s all day. Cant wait to try this! Thanks Sandy!

    • ShredDhami
      May 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

      I hope you loved them as much as I did Carrie!

      • Carrie
        May 24, 2012 at 2:26 am #

        OMG they are AMAZING. Its hard not to eat the whole thing!

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