I had to make another recipe for my PB & Chocolate lovers. If you are always fighting your sweet tooth it's about time to give in to the craving and make something that you don't have to feel too bad about it. I also feel that with the oats and it being actual peanut butter and not peanut butter flavored sugar like a lot of candy out there, it makes you feel full as well so even if you eat one too many, you will probably not be able to eat as much as if you were to eat candy that is much higher in sugar and doesn't have any healthy ingredients for you. I love to grab one of these on the go or in between meals or as a dessert if I feel I need one. Especially good directly out of the fridge when they are still cold. If you want the chocolate to be softer you can let it sit on the counter in the sun for a bit.
PB Oat Bars with Chocolate
Recipe makes 16 servings
Time: 15 minutes
1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1 scoop TRU Chocolate PB Cup Protein
1 1/4 cup Peanut Butter, natural unsweetened
6 tbsp Maple Syrup
For the icing:
1 bar Lily's Dark Chocolate
4 tbsp Peanut Butter, natural unsweetened
1) Line an 8x8 square pan or dish with parchment paper.
2) Mix peanut butter with maple syrup until incorporated. Mix oats with protein powder.
2) Combine both and stir with a spatula until a thick paste has formed. Transfer into the dish and press down to make an even layer.
3) For the icing chop the chocolate into small pieces and microwave at first for 30 seconds and take it out and stir. Then for another 20-30 seconds in 10 second intervals. Make sure to always take it out and stir it after 10 seconds or the chocolate will burn. It is better to be too cautious than to waste the chocolate. It only took two 10 second intervals for me after the initial 30 seconds to get it to melt properly. Once it is almost melted just keep stirring and eventually all the chunks will be gone. Depending on how fine you chopped your chocolate yours might melt quicker. Once melted stir in the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
4) Pour chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter oat layer and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes until chocolate has set and cut into 16 2x2 inch pieces. Store in the refrigerator.
8.9 g protein
19.5 g carbs (5.2 g of sugar)
14.6 g fat