What do you make when you have a huge bag of peanut protein? Make peanut butter chocolate chip protein bars, of course! If you love peanut butter and peanuts in general, Jamie’s Peanut Protein from Labrada is really great. Its lightly sweetened and de-fatted, so it has a ton of peanut flavor, with less fat and more protein than the nut butter itself. Not that peanut butter isn’t amazing in its own right, but you see, if your entire bar was made of peanut butter, it wouldn’t be very calorie conscious. Know what I mean?
I eat a homemade protein bar everyday as my post-workout snack. These are quickly becoming one of my favorite combinations. I love how filling, peanut-y (is that a word?), and satisfying these bars are.
I’ve been enjoying these straight out of the freezer (and even photographed them frozen). But what’s great is they aren’t hard as a rock right out of the freezer, you can eat them right away.
On a budget and don’t have peanut protein? No problem! Use your favorite whey protein instead, just add less milk. I find using the peanut protein you need to add a touch more liquid to have in come together into a proper cookie dough consistency.
This recipe makes a good sized batch – 14 bars, so you’ll have plenty to spare to grab from the freezer when you’re on the go.
- 3 cups Jamie's Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein
- ¾ cup natural smooth peanut butter
- 3 cups quick oats
- ¼ cup honey (I used Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey)
- ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (or regular sized chocolate chips)
- 40 drops vanilla stevia *optional (I used NuNaturals vanilla stevia)
- 1 cup+ milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- In a large bowl, place in all ingredients (except milk) and stir together.
- Add in milk and stir or combine with hands. You might need to add more milk to get a cookie dough texture.
- TIP: If you have a stand mixer, throw everything in and use the dough hook attachment to combine it together. This will save your arms from getting tired.
- Press mixture firmly into a 9x13 pan using a sheet of plastic wrap over top to avoid the mixture from sticking to your hands.
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm them up. They will become less sticky once they are cold. Cut into bars.
- If you like, you can take each bar out and place in a small plastic bag and store in the freezer or fridge for grab-and-go. Bars can also be stored in the fridge and consumed in about a week.