To add to my collection of “clean” power bars, I tried two variations of this Wellmark recipe last week. Both turned out yummy according to my tough critics, J and Trey, so thought I’d share!
Nut Butter Power Bars
2 C quick oats or old fashioned
1 C natural peanut butter, almond butter or other variety
1 C honey
1 C dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins, apricots, etc)
1 C ground flaxseed
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used NNW Healthy Whey)
Mix all ingredients together and stir until blended Spread mixture into a 13x10inch pan and refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in fridge for 1 to 2 weeks or freeze for later use. I like to cut and wrap into individual portion sizes for a quick on-the-go or pre/post workout snack. If you cut into 32 bars each serving is about 170 calories. Keep in mind the dried fruit and nut butter will make a higher calorie snack, especially if your bars are larger.
Have a teenager at home who “doesn’t have time for breakfast.” Throw one of these at them as they head out the door! A sure hit!
Until next time…
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