The other day I got busy in the kitchen because for some reason it has been raining nonstop where I live and there’s not much to do in my town… Since I like to snack for days, these made a boring day a little better 🙂 Sometimes I like to play around with recipes and see how they turn out and I think the proportions came out just right. I think I could even add a little more nut butter to the mix and they would have come out like fudge!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter*
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 scoops (about 1/2-2/3 cup) vanilla or chocolate protein powder
- 1/3 cup honey or blue agave syrup
- optional: dark chocolate chips in batter, coconut for topping
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together except for topping.
In a 8X8 inch pan, press mixture evenly and top with coconut. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to stiffen the mixture and cut into 9 squares!
This can also be made into energy balls and works the same way 😉
*Can sub almond butter for peanut butter if allergic or for preference. I used chunky peanut butter because chunks… 🙂
These are best kept in the fridge for up to two weeks! They get hard in the fridge so letting it thaw 10 minutes makes it easier to nom on 😉