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Home-Made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bars

Feel ENERGIZED During Your Lift After This Sweet & Salty Sensation!

by ChefLuke - March 24th, 2016
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The energy and protein bar industry make billions of dollars off revenue by creating these tasty, high protein candy bars that are “good for you”. These bars became so popular in the last decade because they are an easy way to get a meal in on-the-go. How sure can everyone be that these bars are good for our health though? Most energy bar labels will show the basic ingredients (oats, grains, and proteins) that go into the mixture.


However, extra sugars and added sweeteners are also tossed in, including sugar alcohol, which can cause digestive problems. The safer bet is to keep your money ($2.00-$3.65 for each bar), and to create your own energy bars so that you know where the ingredients come from.


There are many energy bar recipes out there to try, but I have spent hours in the kitchen developing what I like to think is the best energy bar recipe out there! They are called Gainz Barz! No baking is required, the ingredients are simple, and the evenly distributed macronutrients provide ideal energy needed for intense workouts! Give these Gainz Barz a shot and let me know how you like them!


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Nutritional Facts


Serving Size: 1 Bar (This recipe makes 4 bars)

  • Calories: 363

  • Protein: 20 grams

  • Carbs: 46 grams

  • Fat: 11 grams

Cooking Instructions


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup oatmeal

  • 1/8 Cup tbsp. dark chocolate

  • 1/8 Cup raisins

  • 1/8 Cup almonds

  • 1/8 Cup coco powder

  • 2 Scoops protein powder

  • 3/4 Cup broken pretzels

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/8 Cup peanut butter

  • 1 Cup water

  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract paste

Directions:

  1. Gather all of the ingredients into two separate bowls (dry & wet).

  2. Mix the ingredients of the two bowls together.

  3. Mix until the mixture feels like a thick cookie dough.

  4. Mold the mixture into bars of your desired shape and size.

  5. Place bars on wax paper and freeze them for half an hour.

  6. Enjoy!

NOTE: You can store your extra bars in the fridge, but try to eat them within 2-3 days.



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MEMBER COMMENTS

MisiRo

Can i use all kind of proteins in this?

Scott_Herman

Of course @misiro! Any kind will do! Whatever you enjoy the most :)

Scott_Herman

Excellent recipe Luke!  Keep em coming!

gmdgeek

Great recipe!!