This has been me lately…my meals are spot on, largely in part because I make my meal plan each week, grocery shop, prep and stick to it! So that’s not the problem…the little treats on the other hand haven’t been so little! I don’t know what it is but my sweet tooth is out of control! I think I use my daughter’s simple request to bake something as an excuse just so I can have some myself too!! I swear, I am totally fine when its not in my house but when its sitting on the counter – its like I lose all sense of self-control!
For example – we went to Bob Evans after church Sunday. And they just so happen to place those little boxes of cookies right at kid eye level. Naturally, my daughter reaches for a box of the M&M cookies – typical – but rather than just getting her what she asks for I grab the apple oatmeal ones, in my mind justifying because they have oats so they have to be the healthier choice and you got a “deal” if you bought two. Well after quickly inhaling not one, but two full cookies after lunch I turned the box over to see each one had 380 calories – not a typo – 380 CALORIES PER COOKIE – and I ate two! That’s just gross! I was so disgusted with myself yet repeated this the following day! At this point I told my hsuband to eat them or get them out of the house 🙂 Why does he seem to have such better self control when it comes to this stuff?!?!
So long story short – I needed to come up with a healthier, 21-day fix approved snack. I’ve made the shakeology nutty no bakes and LOVED them but wanted something different – so I snagged this out of the 21-day fix eating plan guide.
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars
Total Servings – 24, 1 bar each
One serving – one bar, counts as 1 yellow on the 21-day fix meal plan
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
- 2 cups quick-cooking old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chopped raw peanuts
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (I used a craisin and raisin mix bc that’s what I had)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Combine Shakeology, oats, peanuts and raisins in a large mixing bowl, and mix well
Add almond milk and peanut butter; mix well
Press mixture into 8×8-inch baking pan, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Cut into 24 bars – enjoy!
5 thoughts on “High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars”
How many servings is this to figure out the 21 day count>?
This recipe makes 24 bars – one serving each, one yellow 🙂
how long are they good for?
I don’t think I’ve ever let them go more than a few days because I eat them so fast!! But I’d say 5 days or so…you can also wrap them individually and freeze them and just pull them out when you’re ready! Could also help makes sure they do last longer and don’t just disappear!!!