Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pretzel-Nut Protein Bars


I was wanting to create a fun and healthy bar I could take with me as a snack, so I started to combine a few of my favourite ingredients. What's better than pretzels and peanut butter chips?! Combine these with a few healthier ingredients and you've got yourself a healthy, filling, and delicious snack!

Ingredients

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, etc.)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used BSN Lean Dessert)
2 cups oats
2 cups rice crisps
1 cup egg whites
1/2 cup whole grain pretzels, crushed
1/4 cup mini peanut butter chips
1/4 cup cashews, crushed

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a large brownie tray with cooking spray.
2. In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine nut butter and honey. Stir until melted and smooth.
    Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, stir in vanilla and egg whites.
3. In a large bowl combine oats, rice crisps, and protein powder. Add egg white mixture and stir until
    just combined. Stir in pretzel pieces, cashews and peanut butter chips.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cut into 18 pieces.

Nutrition (per piece)

Calories 166
Fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 22.7 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Sugar 10.7 g
Protein 7.3 g

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