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Peanut Butter & Jelly Power Bars

  • by Michelle
  • May 3, 2011

These bars are great for a mid-afternoon snack to keep you metabolism ramped up and your body energized!

Ready in 30 minutes • Makes 8 servings

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds (2 tbsp whole)
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup apricots, diced
  • 1/2 cup Grape-Nuts cereal, divided

1. In a food processor, blend together dates and water.

2. Add peanut butter and process until smooth. Add more water as needed.

3. Add protein powder, flaxseeds and salt and process to combine thoroughly. Add apricot pieces and half of the Grape-Nuts. Pulse just enough to incorporate them into the mixture.

4. Place a two-foot-long piece of wax paper in an eight-by-eight-inch dish, with half of the wax paper hanging over the edge. Pour mixture into dish. Use the wax paper to press the mixture evenly in the pan. For best results, place in freezer for one hour to firm. Cut into eight pieces. Roll each piece in the remaining cereal to coat evenly. Wrap individually and refrigerate or freeze.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 209, Total Fats: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 25 g, Dietary Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 16 g, Protein: 16 g, Iron: 2 mg

They are so tasty it feels like you are cheating on your diet when you’re not!

Michelle Roots BA KIN, CSCS, PES