Healthy Treats: Crispy Peanut Butter Bars

We’d like to welcome Erika Peterson of Clean Simple Foodie, a sweet friend of ours who shares the love of promoting health and fitness (as well as delicious food)!  A special THANK YOU  to her for sharing this delicious recipe with Gym Gab!  

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Healthy Crispy Peanut Butter Bars by Clean Simple Foodie | Gym Gab

Crispy Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients:
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup PB2 powder
3/4 cup honey
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
1 cups oat flour or old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup puffed whole grain brown rice cereal
½ cup dark chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Mix peanut butter, PB2 powder, honey, flax and protein powder together.
2. Add Oats and rice cereal. Mix well.
3. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan.
4. Microwave chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
5. Drizzle chocolate over crispy peanut butter bars.
6. Store in fridge 1-2 hours to let the chocolate harden. Cut into 32 bars and serve. Enjoy!

Tips: To make the chocolate drizzle look fancy, pour melted chocolate into a ziplock baggie and cut off the tip. Drizzle a fun design over the top!

Ingredient FAQs: I buy my PB2 powder at Walmart or on Amazon.com. I buy my puffed rice cereal at Harmon’s or on Amazon.com. 

What’s in each bar (with protein powder):
About 110 calories; 5g fat; 13g carbs; 4g protein; 1g fiber

7 Responses to “Healthy Treats: Crispy Peanut Butter Bars”

  1. erin

    Erika is just the best!! Such a creative chef and the sweetest girl on top of it!! Can’t wait to try these!

    Reply
  2. Lydia

    Tried this out!! The proportions didn’t make enough for a 13 by 9 pan so I used a smaller one! They were pretty easy to make and I just put rolled oats in the blender to make flour! Love all the protein but great taste!

    Reply
  3. Meg

    Erica’s recipes are the BEST! Can’t wait to find out if I won her cookbook, fingers crossed!!

    Reply
  4. Ezekiel

    Looking for healthy breakfast cereals? Discover the wonders of Ezekiel Cereal; its quick, easy and healthy. Read and be completely informed.

    Reply

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