Peanut & oat protein bars with chocolate drizzle
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- 1 rice cake
- ¼ cup protein powder
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, blend rolled oats until broken down into a flour. Crumble rice cake into the food processor and pulse a few times until broken into small pieces. (There should still be some texture to the mixture.) Transfer to a large bowl and stir together with protein powder and a pinch of salt.
Add peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla to the bowl. Stir well to combine. (If the mixture is a bit dry, add a splash of milk or water and mix again.)
Press mixture into pan and pat into a smooth layer. Place in the freezer 5 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between.
Remove bars from freezer and drizzle with melted chocolate chips. Return to freezer 5 minutes, or until chocolate is set.
Slice into 6 bars. Enjoy 1 per serving; store extras in an airtight container in the freezer for future snacking.