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Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars on white parchment paper.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x

Description

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars are simple, requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free blend if desired)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBS milk (goat, almond, cow.. it all works)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks (sub sweet dried fruit if vegan or dairy-free)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line an 9x11" or 8"x8" inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine oats, peanut butter powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix.
  3. Into the bowl of a stand mixer, combine peanut butter, honey, milk, and vanilla. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour dry ingredient mix into the wet ingredients. Mix until fully combined. The batter will be very sticky. Add chocolate chunks. Stir to incorporate.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish. I wet my hands and them use them to firmly press the mixture into place. Use a rubber spatula to ensure that it is distributed evenly.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  8. Cut bars into desired serving size. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

  • I used no-stir peanut butter for this recipe. Using natural (with the oil on the top) will change the recipe ratios/texture and I have not tested the results.
  • 3g of protein isn't a TON. The original recipe contained protein powder, but I don't like giving that to my kids. ┬áIf you'd like to up the protein factor, swap out the 1/4 cup of peanut butter powder for a scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder. You will also want to reduce the amount of oats you use by about 1/8 - 1/4 cup.