These Butterfinger Protein Bars are easy and only take 5 minutes to make. Super tasty and much more affordable than store-bought bars!
I've written about it before how much I love snacks. Well, my husband has become quite a snacker as well. His typical snacks are kettle chips, marshmallows, beef jerky and nuts. Not the best choices! I don't mind him having these foods sometimes but I want him to have some healthier snack options available.
Like many people (especially men), he doesn't like anything too crazy. My kale, beet, quinoa salads with raspberry vinaigrette- he will gladly pass on this. Therefore, I had to find a snack that was healthy enough for him to eat, tastes great and is simple for me. I made these protein bars which Troy loves! Yay!
They are pretty sweet which he enjoys and has some Butterfinger pieces in it so it tastes just like a treat. What I like is that they have protein, fiber and omega 3 from the chia seeds and do not have any funky ingredients or preservatives.
You can customize these bars to your preferences and what you have on hand. If you do not like Butterfingers, use something else. If you have almonds instead of pepitas, use those. You get the idea!
Butterfinger Protein Bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (8 bars)
- 1 cup oats, ground in food processor
- 1 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup cereal of choice (Cheerios, Chex, Rice Krispies)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons pepitas- optional
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup crushed Butterfinger candy bars
1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, protein powder, cereal and chia seeds.
2. Add in the peanut butter, honey, water and milk. Stir to combine.
3. Press mixture into a small pan.
4. Heat chocolate until melted and drizzle over bars.
5. Freeze for about 20-30 minutes. Cut into bars.
6. Store in fridge or freezer.
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For this recipe, I used Purely Inspired Organic Protein 100% plant-based nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. Flavors include French vanilla and decadent chocolate. Each serving has 20 grams of protein, 7 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar and is 130 calories. It contains an organic fruit and veggie blend with spinach, broccoli, flax and blueberry. It contains a blend of proteins including organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein.
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