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Quick and Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Soy Protein Bars

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“These are high in protein, relatively low in calories, and made with wholesome ingredients. For a healthy dessert cookie, drizzle with melted chocolate chips.”
READY IN:
2hrs 3mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 pan
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup roasted soybeans (or soy nuts)
  • 1 cup brown crisp rice cereal or 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein
  • 1 pinch salt (but brings out flavor) (optional)
  • 13 cup peanut butter
  • 13 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice sugar (bulk bin) or 2 tablespoons date sugar

Directions

  1. Line an 8 inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place soybeans in a food processor and pulse to chop. Alternatively, you may leave them whole or crush them slightly in a bag.
  3. Combine soy beans, brown rice crisp cereal and TVP. Toss with salt.
  4. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, brown rice syrup and evaporated cane juice (or sugar). Heat on high in microwave for 1 minute, stopping to stir halfway through.
  5. Dump crunchy soy mixture into peanut butter mixture and stir until well coated. Press mixture tightly into pan.
  6. Chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  7. Score into 8 bars.

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