These 5-ingredient Protein Bars are super easy, packed with good nutrition, and perfect for breakfast or snack on the run. Plus, they are a no-bake recipe! This one’s a keeper.
Not to mention these protein bars are rich, delicious, and completely satisfying. They keep extremely well at a mild room temperature, stored airtight, for up to a week!
1/2 cup milk (I use whole)
1 cup natural chunky peanut butter
2-3TB honey, plus more to taste
1 1/4 cups vanilla (or chocolate) whey protein powder
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (uncooked)
Optional: Melted dark chocolate for drizzling
In a medium heavy pot, combine milk, peanut butter, and desired amount of honey over low heat. Stir just until all ingredients are well combined and warmed through. Add protein powder and oats. Stir to combine well. (If the mixture is too thick to stir, simply add a bit more milk.)
Lightly grease an 8×8 pan. Press mixture evenly into pan, using enough pressure to compress mixture into desired bar thickness.
Allow bars to cool completely.
Cut into squares. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate and let cool. Wrap in airtight container and store at moderate room temp for up to a week.
NOTE:Please note that the protein powder is to be measured according to standard cups, not the scoops that come inside the tub of protein powder.