So, this adventure started when my husband and I discussed buying Clif Bars. Then we looked at the prices. One per day would become be pretty expensive. But because he has a physical job where he has to remain fueled or …well, he might die, we had to think of something. Here’s where my mother’s cooking skills and my desire to be a Proverbs 31 wife kicked in. . .
After a few tries, I finalized my recipe for protein bars! My hubby loves them!
I preheat my convection oven to 350 degrees. I’m not sure what the equivalent is for regular ovens. Basically, you want it hot enough for all the ingredients to melt together, but you have to be careful because it burns really easily. (My husband was a good sport as I was perfecting this recipe.)
1 C peanut butter
1 C honey
1/2 C sugar (you can use other sweeter types. I just didn’t have any on hand.)
2-4 T of water
2 C whole oats (You can use instant oatmeal instead, but whole oats are heartier. Remember, we’re trying to make a bar that is equivalent to a small meal here!)
1/2 C Protein powder (This is the power ingredient. But if you don’t have any, you can use hot cocoa instead!)
1 handful of dried fruit (I use whatever I have on hand. This time I had a few apricots and cranberries. Yum!)
Cinnamon to taste!
Let cool and flip over cookie sheet. You can simply peel back the foil and viola! A sheet of protein bars! Cut up into 2 inch squares and wrap in plastic wrap so that their easy to grab on the go!
I hope you enjoy!
Feel free to ask me any questions here.
P.S. for those of you near a Winco, they have all of the dry ingredients for super cheap! Unfortunately, we don’t have one near us. But I have parents who travel and love me.