"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

This may sound weird, but lunch is a big pet peeve of mine.  It always seems that I just get the house clean and I'm ready to start a project....and right then it is time for LUNCH.  SIGH.  I know many people look forward to this time of day, but to me it is an interruption to my productivity. Silly, I know.  That being said, today is full of much to do, and this blog must be typed up quickly.  Thankfully, that monster called lunch is already behind me.

I'm finally out of a four day fog with no contacts in, and very thankful to have my full vision!  The only problem is that now I can see all the dirt and things on the floor that need to be cleaned, that weren't taken care of when I was too blind to notice.  So, next I am on to vacuuming and mopping.  After that, it is absolutely essential that I get the Peanut Butter Protein Bars made.  These are VERY important in our house. If they run out, it is like an emergency.  Everyone will be opening and closing the fridge crying, "where are the peanut butter bars?!?!?!"  I believe they are gone so I need to go get some made before someone declares a state of emergency!  But before I run off I'll post the recipe for you:

Peanut Butter Protein Bars
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. honey
1-1/2 c. quick oats
1 c. powdered milk
1 c. protein powder

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add the peanut butter and honey and mix well.  I always start with the spoon and then have to use my hands.  Really squeeze it all together. Then press it all firmly into a 9 x 13" pan (this takes some time).  Chill for a couple of hours then cut into bars.  These were formerly know as peanut butter balls, until one day I decided to try pressing them into a pan instead of taking so much time to roll the dough into balls.  Boy was I glad that idea worked!  Note: If you can't tolerate oats like me, just omit them and press the dough into an 8 x 8"  pan instead.  I always make 2 batches of these, one with oats and one without.  These are great for kids, and my hubby can't live without them! Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the recipe. I am going to think really hard about actually getting into the kitchen to make these!