No-Bake Protein Bars

Normally I do not talk about nutrition, but I have been using this great recipe for protein bars. I only have them in the afternoon between lunch and dinner to keep me going at work.  My one daughter has a half of one to make it through school. They taste awesome and are easy to make.

2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
4 scoops of protein powder (I use rich chocolate, but vanilla or cookies n cream are good)
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (I don’t grind mine, as I like the texture)
1/2 cup to 1 1/2 cup water (depending on type of protein powder)
Knead ingredients in a large bowl
line a square baking pan with wax paper and put mix into it with spatula
freeze for 30 minutes (don’t forget about it, or it will get rock hard and will difficult to cut – trust me!)
remove from freezer, cut into 8 bars
Nutrients per serving:
230 calories
total fats 10 g. saturated fat 2 g.
cholesterol 15 mg
sodium 20 mg
total carbohydrates 21 g
dietary fiber 4 g
sugars 3 g
protein 15 g
iron 2 mg

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