These are easy, no bake, protein bars made with healthy Brown Rice Syrup or Agave. They are chocolaty and chewy like a brownie with a little salty crunch surprise. These are quite possibly the easiest thing you will ever make. Take 5 minutes and make them, you and your children will thank me! : p
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup* or agave*, (or honey)
- 1/4 cup natural nut butter (I used peanut this time, but almond is really good too!
- 5 scoops chocolate protein powder (Optimum Nutrition)
- 1 cup twist pretzels
- 1 cup puffed rice cereal
- almond milk (add by tablespoon until wet enough)
Add Protein powder and cereal.
Press into a sprayed 8 x 8 pan,sprinkle pretzels on top and press into bars. Let sit an hour before cutting into about 8 bars.
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 14 g
Protein: 12 g
Sugar: 5 g
I mixed the pretzels into this batch, but they got a bit soggy, so adding the pretzels to the top of the bar instead should keep them crunchy.
*Brown rice syrup and Agave have a lower glycemic index than sugar, honey, and molasses; this means they metabolizes more slowly through your bloodstream. They won’t cause quick sugar-highs and lows which leave you and your kids feeling tired and or cranky an hour after consumed. You can find Brown Rice syrup in the Gluten-Free section of your grocery and Agave by the maple syrup or in the natural foods section. Try them and let me know what you think!