Post by applecrisp1 on Sept 6, 2017 12:29:16 GMT -5
I was wondering if anyone makes those, I think they might be called protein bites or something..... they often have peanut butter, oats, perhaps chocolate chips etc. and lots of other variations. You just mix together, and roll into small balls and refrigerate. I made some a few days ago since I needed to make something that didn't have flour, egg etc.
And if so do you have a recipe?
They were good, but a bit crumbly, I tossed the extra in the freezer and they tasted like (ok kind of) frozen cookie dough. I think my proportions were off with my measurements (cut back a bit on sweetener and used maple not honey, might have been off with the amount of oats since I "made" the instant oats in my food processor, that's why they didn't stay together that great .
The recipe included: oats (it suggested old fashioned and 1/2 quick cooking), PB, bit of maple, cocoa, salt, mini chips, salt, vanilla.
NOTES : Dr. Oz's no-bake energy bars are designed to help you fight off the mid-day slump! The combination of protein, fiber and antioxidants will stabilize your blood sugar and rev up your energy for hours.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- Cooking spray 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups rolled oats 2 cups crisp brown rice cereal 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup chopped dried figs 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, canola oil, brown sugar, cinnamon. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, combine oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, peanuts, apricots, figs and salt.
Pour peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. Transfer to baking dish, cover with parchment paper and press firmly into dish. Allow to cool completely (will cool faster in the refrigerator). Cut into squares or bars.
Nutrition analysis per serving: Calories: 240; Total fat: 10g; Saturated fat: 1.5g; Carbohydrate: 30g; Protein: 6g; Sodium: 70mg
In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 1 cup butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter
Grease a 9x9 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.
NOTES : This chocolate peanut butter bar recipe is tender and not too greasy. Makes a delicious treat for the kids. "I baked about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays and these were everyone's favorite!! These bars can be frozen, just thaw 10 minutes before serving."
I have a few of those "energy ball" recipes that I like. I can post later this week. Right now, carpets in our house were just cleaned and the house is a mess including my recipe/book cabinet all blocked by the furniture that we moved from the family room to the kitchen so the carpets could be cleaned/dry. May take a few days to dry....damp, rainy, and humid here but I will TRY to remember to get back to you.
Banana Oat Bites: 2 mashed bananas, 2 c. oats, 1/4 c. almond or any nut butter, 1/4 c. maple syrup, 2 T. mini chocolate chips, 1/2 t. cinnamon. Notes: these are VERY moist and best if you coat them in something (I used flaxmeal and crushed graham crackers). Store them in the freezer or fridge. They are best eating straight from fridge and these are one of my favorites. You may need to add more oats if you want them a bit firmer. I did not.
Breakfast Bites: 1/3 c. oat flour, 1 c. almond flour, 1/4-1/3 c. peanut flour, 2 T. flaxmeal, 1/4 c. nut butter, 1 T. cinnamon, 1/4 c. maple syrup, 1/2 t. vanilla, 1 T. molasses, 2 T. finely crushed nuts (opt.), chocolate (opt.) After forming, may roll in more crushed nuts or peanut flour. Energy Bites: 1/3 c. peanut butter, 2 T. honey, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 c. almonds, 1/4 c. any dried fruit or seeds, 1/2 c. oats or crispy rice cereal, chocolate (opt.), 24 whole hazelnuts (or almonds). Mix everything but whole nuts, then make balls around a whole nut.