Homemade Protein Bars

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 202
Theme: Snack
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Tired of bringing cookies to someone's house for the holidays? Try out these protein bars as a hostess gift instead. Simply use your holiday cookie cutters to make Christmas trees, snowmen, and gingerbread-men-shaped bars for the perfect homemade gift. 


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or sucanat
  • 1/2 banana
  • Pinch of salt


1. If your peanut butter is from the fridge, gently warm it until it is a stirrable consistency.


2. In a mixing bowl, stir the peanut butter and applesauce until they form a smooth paste.


3. In a separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.


4. Pour the dry ingredients over the peanut butter mixture and stir until evenly incorporated. It will be a little crumbly, so transfer the crumbly dough to a gallon-size plastic bag.


5. From inside the bag, form one big ball. Still in the bag, roll out with a rolling pin. Cut bars (or portion bars into individual bags and shape them) and put in the freezer to firm. 

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