No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Peanut Butter Energy Bars

You know those days when you just want something sweet, but don’t want to go through the whole tub of ice cream? Many experts would suggest we settle for a square of dark chocolate, but we all know that’s not happening. The trick is finding a balance between the two. By choosing the right ingredients, we can satisfy our sweet tooth without feeling bloated and sluggish in a few hours. This recipe I came across combines protein-rich nuts and oats with the natural sweetness of maple syrup. Not only will these treats give you a sweet kick, but they’ll keep you feeling full for longer with their combo of healthy fats, protein and fiber. Plus, they’re super easy to make!

You will need:

  • 7 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 cup dry old fashioned oats
  • 3 tbsp mixed nuts (or seeds)
  • Square tin or pan

Makes 9 bars

Directions:

  1. Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a pan over medium heat. pouringStir until completely smooth.
  2. Add oats and mix thoroughly.
  3. Sprinkle on nuts or seeds and mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a square tin and press it down evenly.
  5. Chill in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Once firm, cut into 9 individual bars and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts per Bar:

164 calories; 63 calories from fat; 7 g fat; 22 g carbs; 1 g fiber; 4 g protein

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