No-Bake Double Peanut Butter Protein Bars

by Kristine on January 6, 2016

in Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks

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Peanut butter lovers unite! This is the bar for you. If you love peanut butter, I’m sure you love peanut butter cups. This recipe reminds me of the inside of the peanut butter cup….the filling. Made into a chewy and peanut buttery bar.

I created this recipe, as I have quite a bit of peanut butter protein on hand and wanted to find something else to make with it. If you also have the Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein, this recipe is definitely a must, and so is my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.

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I couldn’t resist adding a white chocolate/peanut butter icing and it really puts these bars over the top. Its a thin layer, and each bar only has 9g of sugar, so I felt it was well worth a few extra grams of sugar.

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I enjoy these bars at 3pm when the sweet craving strikes, with a cup of tea. I had some of the Davids Tea in peanut butter cup to go along with, so lets just say I was in peanut butter heaven!


No-Bake Double Peanut Butter Protein Bars
 
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A no-bake protein bar great for any peanut butter lover. Tastes like the inside of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 16 bars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ( I used gluten-free graham crumbs)
  • 3 scoops Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein (could also use 76 grams of PB2 or powdered peanut butter)
  • ¾ cup whey protein, vanilla
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
For the Topping
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the graham crumbs, peanut butter protein & whey protein.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and mix until it starts to combine. Add in the milk and mix until it reaches a dough type consistency.
  3. Press into an 8x8 pan.
  4. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments or over the stove in a small pot, stirring constantly.
  5. Once melted, stir in the peanut butter powder and mix until it resembles frosting.
  6. Spread over the bars and place in the fridge until set.
  7. Store in the fridge or freezer. They are soft enough to be eaten directly out of the freezer.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 197 Fat: 9.7 g Saturated fat: 2.6 g Carbs: 20 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 115 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 9 g

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • M C

    These were a hit at my house! Gone quickly 😊 thx Christine.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      That’s great! So happy to hear it!

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    These look delicious, Kristine! I’m definitely a PB lover — in fact, I had a double peanut butter protein smoothie for breakfast today! I’m sure I’d love this “chewable” version. 🙂

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