I have been looking for a long time for a protein bar, or at least something close, that didn't taste either flat or just plain-old bad. I tweaked this one to get around my tree-nut allergies and finally have the recipe I'd been seeking! These are yummy, and my teenage daughter even likes them! Store refrigerated.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 bites
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix oats, chocolate chips, sunflower seed kernels, cranberries, protein powder, peanut butter, flax seed, and honey together in a large bowl using your hands to assure ingredients are well integrated.

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  • Stir milk into the oats mixture with a spoon until the mixture is even in texture; divide and shape mixture into 10 balls.

Cook's Notes:

Any type of chopped nuts can be substituted for the sunflower seeds.

Try whatever nut butter you prefer for the peanut butter.

Almond or soy milk can be used in place of the skim milk.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 2.7mg 1% DV; sodium 70.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2014
Made these last night for a Christmas Eve treat and they were fantastic!! Only difference was I did M&Ms and milk chocolate chips. I also used Silk vanilla almond milk instead of non-fat milk. Turned out great! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2014
Made these last night for a Christmas Eve treat and they were fantastic!! Only difference was I did M&Ms and milk chocolate chips. I also used Silk vanilla almond milk instead of non-fat milk. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2015
This is a great base recipe that can be adjusted to your needs. I like pumpkin seeds in mine with raisin. The other thing I have added is a dash or two of salt and a few dashes of cayenne pepper to pop the falvour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2018
This is a fantastic recipe and a staple in our household. I often double it so that I have snacks and quick breakfasts on hand for the kids. In the absence of protein powder use about a Tbs more peanut butter 1 Tbs less milk and an additional 1-2 tsp of honey to taste (I use old fashioned oats so they don't like to bind as well as quick oats but either works with these changes.) I enjoy changing this recipe around to vary it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2015
Wow these are fantastic and taste better than protein bars. I used m&ms since I had no chocolate chips on hand. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2015
Oh. My. These little guys are amazing. Instead of chocolate chips, I added raw organic cocoa powder. And sweetened vanilla almond milk instead of the low fat milk. Kept all other ingredients the same. Next time, I will add just a little more honey, peanut butter, and almond milk to keep it all together a little bit better, as they are a tad crumbly. But overall, these will be a regular item in my fridge for a post workout snack and as something to nibble on at swim meets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
I love these. They come out a little messier than I thought but that's because my measurements may have been off. But LAWD HAB MERCY these are AWESOME Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2015
Great option to get a boost of protein if you are tired of protein shakes. Used chocolate powder in place of the vanilla to boost the chocolate factor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2016
I made these with a group of kids. Due to a peanut allergy I used almond butter. They were delicious with great texture and crunch. I made double batch and refrigerated one batch The rest were gobbled up within minutes. I will be making these again and again! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2017
used walnuts instead of chocolate chips almond milk and almond butter instead of peanut butter. Super easy and fast to make and tastes great. Read More
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