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Peanut Butter Krispie Protein Bars

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 I really like peanut butter.

Especially slightly salty, sweet peanut butter.

When I made this recipe and found that it was not only salty/sweet, but slightly crunch and chewy my day went from average to exciting.

If you are looking for a quick, healthy, on-the-go protein bar fix, this one is for you! It is super easy to make and pretty inexpensive too! In my book, that is a win, win! So, without further ado, here is the recipe!

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Peanut Butter Krispie Protein Bars

1 c. all- natural peanut butter

3/4 c. honey

1 c. oats

1 c. protein powder (I used vanilla whey)

1. c rice cereal (rice krispies, rice chex, etc.)

2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. flax-seed

2/3 c. chocolate chips (optional)

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Combine oats, protein powder, flax-seed, and cereal in large bowl. Set aside.

Bring honey to a boil on the stove. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. (Try not to eat it all at this point!) 😉

Immediately add honey mixture to oats/whey/flax/cereal. Stir until combined.

If adding chocolate chips, stir in and press into 8 x 8 square pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm. Cut into 12 bars and serve. Store bars in an airtight container.

Variations:

Almond butter instead of peanut butter

Raisins instead of chocolate chips

Add nuts/shredded coconut/ etc.

These bars are so quick, easy, and convenient for traveling, pre- workout or post-workout, or even a fast breakfast! Hope you all enjoy them as much as we do!

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.” 

{Psalm 34:8 ESV}