By Arjun Grewal, Training Day Café
Protein bars are a quick and convenient snack that not only curb hunger, but provide your body with muscle building protein. There are dozens of brands and hundreds of different bars on the market to choose from, with flavors ranging from cappuccino to peanut butter and jelly. With a price range between $2 and $5 a pop, these nutrient dense snacks usually give you what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean you can drop $20 a week on protein bars. If you’re like me, you’re picky on what you’re putting in your body. What better way to be sure of exactly what you’re consuming than making your own homemade protein bars!
This recipe is relatively simple to make and will take you 10 minutes to make, and two hours to set.
Set aside ½ cup of peanut butter for the top. Mix 4 cups of oats, 1 cup of peanut butter, 4 scoops of protein together in a bowl. Add a little bit of water at a time. You don’t want your batter to be too runny or too dry. A little water will go a long way in this recipe – add 1 tbsp at a time.
Spread the mix evenly into a glass dish, spread remaining ½ cup of peanut butter on top in a thin layer, and place in the refrigerator for two hours. After the two hours, cut up the bars and wrap them in foil.
Note: you can top the bars off with your favorite toppings like Nutella, nuts or jam, but be sure to account for the extra calories.