Easy Peasy Protein Bars

Protein BarsI had the pleasure of vacationing at my parents house a few weeks ago.  The break from the daily grind was delightful, as was being doted upon and “mothered” by my very own mommy!  One of my favorite things about my parent’s house is that they always have a well-stocked fridge and pantry of healthy food.  This time I was delighted to be introduced to the most delicious homemade protein bars. My dad has been on Arbonne’s Detox program and I believe the original recipe came from them – but Mom has tweaked it a bit to make it even better!  I had to share the recipe with all my fellow mommy friends, and that includes all of you!  Thank me later!  YUM!
Easy Peasy Protein Bars

  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop of fiber (chia seed)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½-3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup rice krispies
  • (optional) unsweetened coconut flakes (to taste)

Instructions: mix all ingredients together and spread in a 9×9-inch pan, then refrigerate until firm (these are best stored in the refrigerator).

Done!  Any brand of protein powder will do: it’s the vanilla & chocolate flavors that I think are key.  I’m personally into vegan, plant-based proteins, which would make these bars vegan, dairy- and gluten-free!!