Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Healthy Protein Bars!

I know I promised my next post would be engagement pictures but I am waiting on an edit. I promise they are coming soon :)

In the mean time - Have you ever gotten that mid-morning hunger or that growling stomach. You are hungry but it isn't lunch time yet... so what do you eat? I have been searching and searching for a quick snack during that mid-morning hunger. Something that would get me through till lunch and thanks to Money Saving Mom I found it.

It is super easy and quick to make during that busy week.

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seed, ground
  • 2-4 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter/almond butter (I used almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (butter works fine too)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large chocolate bar or 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used organic super dark chocolate) 

1. Mix all ingredients except chocolate together well. It is normal if the mixture is sticky. 
2. Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. 
3. Melt chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until completely melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate! 
4. Spread the melted chocolate over the mixture in the pan.
5. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours. (or until chocolate is hardened)

6. Cut into 10 -12 bars and put in sealed container and store in the freezer.
7. Thaw slightly before serving.
8. Enjoy!