Protein Bars

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Snacks, snacks, snacks; my boys always want snacks.  We do a lot of fruit and veggies around here, but they definitely love their granola bars.  I’ve been trying to watch the added sugar content of snacks purchased.  I like that you can control sugar content by the ingredients you choose.   A friend passed this recipe on to me awhile ago and my boys (and husband) LOVE them!  Most people make this or a similar recipe into balls, but for little fingers and easy storage we like to make them into bars.

I usually triple this recipe since I guess while I’m at it, I might as well go big.  Though honestly a triple batch doesn’t even fill the cookie sheet I use.  Enjoy!

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1c. Oatmeal (rolled oats)
1/2 c. Peanut Butter (we use crunchy – but your choice!)
1/2 c. Ground Flax
1/2 c. Chocolate Chips
1/3 c. Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Just mix them up and spread mixture out onto a cookie sheet.  I lay down parchment paper to prevent it sticking too badly.  Then I put the pan into the fridge for an hour….or a day.  Take them out, cut them up and they’re ready!

 

 

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