I keep looking for ways to keep more on the go foods in the house for my boyfriend to take to with him to work - it's the only way he'll take anything to eat. It has to be easy. But I don't like buying most packaged stuff (outside of yogurt and such) because there's so much crap in it..... These are super easy protein bars that are healthy, so tasty, and take hardly any time to make. I found the recipe on proteinpowderrecipes.com and tweaked it just a bit, but it turned out so good!
3 cups quick oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
8 tbsp Smuckers Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
4 scoops Chocolate Whey Protein Powder (I used Body Fortress)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Because Natural peanut butter tends to be a bit dry, this is hard to mix well just with a spoon or fork - I ended up using my hands to mesh all the ingredients together well. Spray 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread 'batter' evenly in pan -- a spoon does help with this part. Optional: sprinkle a few packets of splenda evenly over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Cut in the morning. I wrapped each bar in saran wrap and stuck them in the door of the fridge. Makes the perfect grab and go snack or meal!! This would be a perfect breakfast - OR pre/post workout snack!!
Makes 8 servings