Make this, Don’t buy that: Granola bars

On this week’s installment, I’ll be tackling protein bars. If you walk down any shopping aisle, whether it be at GNC or your local grocery store, you will be bombarded with tons of bars. They all claim to have magical properties, and the great taste of snickers with none of bad stuff. Well, if you read the label you will see they are more candy than a gym companion. If you want to improve your diet, you have to control what goes into your food and all that extra sugar or sugar substitute isn’t doing you any favors.  So, instead of the fake store-bought candy crap, I went to the store and bought all of these ingredients from a loose, scoop-yourself bin. Everything that went into the bars minus the protein and chocolate chips is organic. Enjoy!

4 cups of loose oats

1 cup of Peanut butter

½ cups of chocolate chips

2 ½ cups of low fat milk

4-5 scoops of protein powder


Simply mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl; you’re going to have to mix this all for a while to get everything mixed completely. Spread out in to a non-greased cooking pan at least an inch deep and bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Awesome! I love making my own bars. Been doing banana chocolate oatmeal bars. All it takes it ripe banana, apple sauce, oatmeal and some raw cocoa chips. So good!


  2. Posted by Britta Trepp on December 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Is there something else I can use besides protein powder? How about ground up flax seeds?


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