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Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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“I found this recipe when DH requested a high-protein breakfast bar. He wanted something he could grab and take with him, that was high protein so it would stick with him for the morning. I found the original recipe on lowcarbluxury.com, but since we're not counting carbs, I use regular peanut butter and regular sugar and omit the liquid sweetener. The protein powder we have is a bit bland, so I added vanilla, and I added chocolate upon request from DH. Cooking time is refrigerator time.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
8 bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons no-sugar-added peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 teaspoon liquid low-calorie sweetener
  • 14 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 13 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)
  • 4 -6 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating (optional)

Directions

  1. Melt butter and peanut butter together on stove or in microwave.
  2. Stir in sugar.
  3. Stir in protein powder and vanilla if using.
  4. Mix well until you have a stiff ball, using your hands if necessary.
  5. Divide into equal portions, and form into bars, molds, mini muffin tins, or whatever shape you choose.
  6. Melt chocolate in microwave per package instructions, topping each bar as desired.
  7. Refrigerate until bars are well set and chocolate is solid.
  8. Bars will keep in a sealed container unrefrigerated for several days.

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