Thursday, September 25, 2014

Best Damn Protein Bars

1 cup old fashioned oats
⅔ cup kamut puffs (or puffed rice cereal)
6 tablespoons Hemp Pro 70 Protein Concentrate (or brown rice flour, or other flour)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon amber agave nectar
¼ cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries

Mix all wet ingredients, until they form a thick paste. Add protein powder and cocoa powder to wet ingredients. Stir together into a lump, it will look a bit like a chocolate brownie Clif Bar. 

Add the remaining dry ingredients, making sure to mix thoroughly. Knead with hands to incorportate oats and cereal. Add 1 - 3 tablespoons of water if mixture does not come together. Form giant granola bar on cookie sheet, wetting your hands as necessary to prevent sticking or cracking. Score the top while it's soft to make it easier to cut after baking.

Bake at 350 F for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing with a heavy knife. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, or store in refrigerator.

Adapted From

14 servings
141 calories  |  6g fat  |  16g carbs  |  6g protein