Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oxygen Magazine No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I don't think it's possible to go wrong when you combine chocolate (or carob) and nut butter. You just can't. Thankfully, there are a million ways you can combine the two to create some pretty awesome treats. My quest to keep the fiance's belly full of clean foods instead of the bad stuff continues, and when we were on our flight to California last month B pointed out this recipe in Oxygen and suggested I try it out. Fast forward 6 weeks later... I finally got around to making it! Don't tell him I told you, but B has been teetering on falling off the clean eating wagon. It's mostly just because he's busy and most of his days are spent traveling in the car, which makes it hard to pack and eat meals. Most of my grab and go recipes are made for him so that he can have something to snack on while running around, this one is no exception!



Ingredients
2 cups oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 T ground flaxseed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup carob chips



Directions
1. Combine everything in mixer and mix well.
2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and smooth mixture out.
3. This mixture is really sticky, so I took a lid to tupperware and used that to flatten out the dough.... hands were just too sticky!
4. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and cut!

14 comments:

  1. These sound awesome! How did you store them after you cut them?

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    1. I'm curious about this too! How long do you think they would keep in the refrigerator? Do you think you could keep extra in the freezer? Thanks!

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    2. Mine are in the fridge! I layered parchment paper between the bars so they don't stick together :)

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  2. I've made something similar to these and although they were delicious once thawed out they didn't hold there bar shape therefore making it difficult to take for a snack outside the house any suggestions?
    Karen

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    1. I was about to ask the same thing. These look amazing though... just curious how they would travel, since I have an hour long commute to work.

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  3. Could you make these without flax seeds? Or sub in chia seeds? Or does the flax seed actually do something for the consistency? What a great recipe!

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  4. Look tasty! What's the nutritional information on these?

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  5. How many did you get out of this entire recipe? Looks amazing!

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  6. Those look YUMMY but the best part of this blog is that B reads Oxygen!!! It's the best magazine there is :0).

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  7. My boyfriend is constantly busy and in his car for work also. I am doing my research on trying to find clean meals for him that stay well in his cooler but its definitely hard. He also has a nut allergy!!! I would love any suggestions you have -- maybe share your knowledge on a post one day:)

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  8. sounds delicious! I'm always looking for new bars. thanks for the share!

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  9. Awesome! I love that these are no bake...pinning and tweeting and will be making for sure. Thanks so much.

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  10. I made these the other day and I love them! One question though, they didn't seem to be as sticky as you said, mine stuck together pretty well but it seemed they were a little flimsy. Maybe I pressed them too thin, but do you have any suggestions? Thank you for your daily posts, my day wouldn't be complete without checking out your blog! Thanks! :)

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