30 minutes Snacks and Dessert

Peanut & oat protein bars with chocolate drizzle

Makes: six servings
Makes: six servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. Press mixture into pan and pat into a smooth layer. Place in the freezer 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between.

  5. Remove bars from freezer and drizzle with melted chocolate chips . Return to freezer 5 minutes, or until chocolate is set.

  6. Slice into 6 bars. Enjoy 1 per serving; store extras in an airtight container in the freezer for future snacking.