This last weekend, after another disappointing store-bought protein bar, I decided that it was time to create my own peanut butter bar. I’m still perfect-ing the replica bar, but during my experimentation, I developed a quick and delicious protein bar for you that takes only three ingredients, takes less than five minutes of prep, and no baking (unless you want). That is, in my book, practically perfect.
Peanut Butter Bars (GF)
Makes 8 bars
2/3 c peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
1/2 c egg white powder (more or less depending on consistency of the dough)
1/2 c honey
1. Combine the peanut butter and honey; add the dry egg whites in small increments until a dough is formed. You want the dough to be moldable, the consistency of play-doh (yum, what an image)!
2. Press the dough into a lightly greased glass loaf pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
3. Cut into 8 equal-sized bars and refrigerate until consuming.
A protein bar that takes five minutes to make and five seconds to eat? I’m sold.
Have a few more minutes? Try baking these! They make the protein cookies ever. Just pre-heat your oven to 375 and shape the dough into a bar shape (or ball, cookie, whatever) and bake for 5-7 minutes or just before they start to brown. Divine!