Homemade Protein Bars

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    Jan 28, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    Anyone have a good recipe for homemade protein bars?
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    Feb 10, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    This recipe is one I copied a couple years ago from somewhere on Realjock, and I've made it twice. It's easy enough and not bad. I like that there isn't all kinds of aritficial ingredients in it like a protein bar you buy. I had to drink a lot of water while eating one, though. And a batch I made in the summer started to mold after 3 or 4 days:

    1 cup uncooked oats
    6 scoops of protein powder
    1 cup dry non-fat milk powder
    5 Tbsp natural peanut butter
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup water

    Combine the oats, powders into a mixing bowl, just to get em even. then add the peanut butter. mix until its all still kinda dry but there's an even dispersion of everything. add the vanilla, mix, add water, keep mixing until the water is pretty even. by now, its like a soft clay. i was using my hands to mix, kinda fun at the same time, but im a child when i wanna be

    put it into a greased 8"x8" pan, let it sit for 2 hours (or overnight like i did) cut into 8 bars.

    1,773 Calories
    Total Fat: 64.8 grams
    Sat. Fats: 5.4 grams
    Carbohydrates: 123.3 grams
    Protein: 189 grams

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    Feb 10, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    @losingit........thanks I have to try that
  • metta

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    Feb 10, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    I'm assuming the numbers are for the entire thing.
    1,773 Calories - 222 calories each
    Total Fat: 64.8 grams - 8.1 grams each
    Sat. Fats: 5.4 grams - .675 grams each
    Carbohydrates: 123.3 grams - 15.4 grams each
    Protein: 189 grams - 23.625 grams each

    (probably should be refrigerated. have you tried adding honey...would make it sticky but honey is the one ingredient that does not get bad...it may help....don't know for sure)
  • metta

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    Feb 10, 2011 8:56 AM GMT
    Just found this on the internet...have not tried it...

    Makes 5 Bars
    (Per Serving – 1 Bar)
    Calories: 452
    Protein: 50g
    Carbohydrates: 36g
    Fat: 12g

    (I think that is too much protein and calories for one bar...at least for me...I would probably try making 10 bars instead of 5 or cut the recipe in half.)

    1 Cup Oatmeal (Quick Oats)
    3-4 TBS Natural Peanut Butter (Liquid-creamy, not hard) (3-4TBS)
    3 TBS Honey
    1/2 Cup 1% Low Fat Milk (or soy milk)
    8 Big Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
    Spread in Glass Dish
    Optional Garnish With:
    3 TBS Crushed Peanuts

    Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes
  • russellhustle

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    Feb 10, 2011 8:58 AM GMT
    The first recipe sounds good, What about adding some dried fruit to the recipe, like homemade banana chips or something that goes well with peanut butter. YUM!!!!
  • metta

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    Feb 11, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    I wonder if using agave would be less sticky than honey.....???

    Chocolate Whey Protein Powder , 30g
    Oats, 30 g
    flat seed, 5 g
    blue agave nectar, 20 g

    mix dry ingredients, add agave, mix, shape, place on baking paper, place in fridge
  • metta

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    Feb 11, 2011 8:53 PM GMT

    protein powder (14oz, 400g)
    rolled oats (7oz)
    natural peanut butter (only peanuts) (3 oz, 100g)
    honey (3oz, 90g)
    cocoa powder (1 oz, 30g)
    non-fat milk (1 cp)
    sprinkle flax on wax paper (keeps it from sticking & gives nutty flavor)

    chill 30-60 min
    store up to 7 days in fridge
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    Feb 11, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    got to try some of those.
    i often run out of imagination when figuring out my afternoon meal.

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    Feb 11, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    ^^^ Man those balls have a lot of protein inside of them! icon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Feb 12, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidOh wow, my recipe is very similar.

    1 cup of chocolate flavor protein powder*
    1/2 cup of rolled oats
    1. tblsp. pumpkin seeds
    1. tblsp. sunflower seeds
    1. tblsp. cocoa powder
    1/4 cup almond butter
    I ripe banana (mashed)

    Put all in bowl and mash together with hands. Or put in small food processor.

    chill for an hour. You can split it into 4 and make four bars, but I would suggest rolling in coconut (or the flax if you wish--flax will reduce sat fat, but add to overall fat--maybe choose if you need Omegas)

    366 calories
    14.5 g fat [1.6 sat.]
    36 mg cholest.
    51.6 sodium
    20.6 carb
    5.2 g fiber
    5.9 g sugar
    47.8 g protein

    Chocolate Protein Balls - Much easier to manage

    Scoop out with spoon and roll about 1 inch balls. Makes about 8-10 balls/ into 5 servings.

    Depending upon the size of the balls (based on 10) Serving size = 2 balls. icon_biggrin.gif

    286 calories
    10.9 g fat [0.7 sat.]
    28.8 mg cholest.
    40.9 sodium
    16.2 carb
    4 g fiber
    4.6 g sugar
    38.2 g protein

    *I use this, chocolate flavor http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/natural-100-whey-gold-standard-p-202.html


    That sounds really good. How long can you keep them refrigerated? 1 or 2 days...up to a week?