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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 221.0
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 88.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Submitted by: CTCLOUGH
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Introduction

These grab-and-go bars could not be simpler to make! At over 15 grams of protein per bar, they would make a great breakfast or post-workout snack. These grab-and-go bars could not be simpler to make! At over 15 grams of protein per bar, they would make a great breakfast or post-workout snack.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 cup natural peanut butter
    3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
    1 1/2 cups chocolate whey protein powder
    1 cup uncooked oats
    2-5 tablespoons water
    (optional) 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Mix the peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Add the rest of ingredients and mix together. Mixture should be crumbly and slightly moist.

Press (hard) into a 9x9 tray and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into 12 equal bars.

Mmmmm!





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  • Very Good
    61 of 62 people found this review helpful
    These are quite good, but I recommend eliminating the water and slightly increasing the peanut butter and honey instead. I found the water gave it a weird gumminess and I liked it much better without, and you can also skip heating it. Also very good with a little ground flax seed or puréed raisins. - 12/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Love it...love it...love it! Simple and easy to make. I used 6 TBSP of water, crunchy PB and omitted the cocoa. However, I added ground cinnamon and red pepper to give it a little kick. I am a chocoholic and this is perfect for those cravings. Next time I will add the cocoa powder. - 12/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    One of the best protein bar recipes! I took a lot of the other members advice and increased the water actually to 6 tbsp & used Agave! Highly recommend. Next time I think I'll try chunky peanut butter!





    - 2/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and easy. We used chocolate whey powder and omitted the cocoa. I had to use 5 Tbsp water to make them hold. Thanks for the great recipe! - 5/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Happily surprised! I am excited to replace my processed protein bar with this recipe. It is delicious and filling. Changes made: 4Twater, 2T honey, substituted almond butter for peanut butter. Can't wait to try some more variations (add vanilla flavor, different nut butters, etc.) - 7/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I liked the fact that there wasn't a lot of ingredients and that it was fairly easy 2 make. The 1st time I made these, I used the 9x9 pan but it was sorta messy when I wud cut...and I also learned that they shud b KEPT REFRIGERATED!!!!! This time around I used a tin foil muffin pan which is better. - 7/23/12

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  • Very Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used vanilla whey powder, no cocoa, extra vanilla. These are good and just what I needed for my peanut butter loving kid who needs more protein. (I used a larger pan and cut them into 32 squares. Seems a more reasonable size for a kid.) - 2/10/12

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  • Good
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I added shredded coconut for texture and crushed Cracklin Oat Bran cereal for crunch and fiber. I had to add a few more teaspoons of water. I also use Xagave instead of honey. One bar was very filling. I like it and it yields a lot. - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    These taste great, are easy to make, and are very portable. When I make a batch, after chilling I cut them into the 12 servings and put each in sandwich baggies and leave in the front of the refrigerator. Then we can each grab one on the way out in the mornings and eat on the go! - 1/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This protein bar was a BIG hit with my family! Reminded all of us of no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. Great way to get more protein in our diets. - 12/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I found this recipe to be very easy & simple to make. I didn't have any all natural peanut butter so I used Skippy which was all I had. I ended up using 6 tablespoons of water but other than that change it turned out awesome. I've made protein bars before and the taste was off but this is wonderful. - 1/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These are very good. I think I added more water than called for just to get the final 'dough' a bit more workable. There is none of that 'yucky' protein powder taste. I did use the cocoa and even sprinkled a little coffee in. - 5/7/13

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    what flavor of whey powder do u use? - 3/19/09

    Reply from CTCLOUGH (3/23/09)
    I use "Rich Double Chocolate" Gold Standard Whey by Optimum Nutrition. Mmmmm!


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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Super impressed! My kids love these as much as me, which is awesome because they could all stand to eat more fiber and protein. Will be making these again soon! - 5/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Absolute yum! I used agave, 5 tbsp water and added 3 tbsp of walnuts. Only negative: they are smaller than a store-bought bar and so deelish that they make me want to eat two! But they do satisfy once you get past that initial desire. - 9/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I just made these - took no time! I heated only the honey (because it had hardened in the container). I pressed the mixture into a 9 x 9 pan, divided it into 12 squares with my rubber spatula and put the pieces into a tupperware container separated with plastic. No water, and they held together well - 1/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wow, these are nicely textured and moist (used 4 T water)! I didn't have chocolate powder, so I subbed in strawberry-banana powder and added in the optional cocoa powder. Tastes just like a PB&J sandwich - yummy!! Will definitely make again...many times. - 7/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are good...but I think due to my protein powder I had to use quite a bit more water, I also didn't have natural peanut butter so I used Jif. I didnt' use the cocoa. They were fantastic!!! - 1/30/13

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  • Good
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I find vanilla and chocolate whey powders best. - 4/30/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! This was really easy for those who do not like to or are learning to cook. I used 6TBSP water and they were still a bit dry, but the recipe says they should be crumbly. Taste was really good and rich! I used melted 90% cocoa square instead of unsweetened cocoa because that's what I had. - 12/28/12

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Going to give this a try. I think I'd go for the agave syrup (lite) and chunky natural peanut butter as well. I don't need things too sweet. - 1/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe I just agave syrup since I had no honey! It turned out super! Thanks for the recipe!
    - 1/3/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think this is too dry -- I use 1/4 c of honey and it is perfect - 8/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and easy. I used raw unfiltered honey. - 1/6/13

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I had to make it without whey powder. As my oats were running low and my cholesterol is high, I replaced most of the oats with oat bran, and put in a little milk kefir instead of water. Tastes OK. Is now in the freezer to cool down. I may cut it smaller and use it as chocolates.Cld hv added nuts - 12/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These were just what I was looking for. Perfect. Thanks for sharing. - 7/25/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these and they were DELISH, but they fell apart too much and kind of got stuck in my teeth...I am assuming, I just need to add more water??? How can you tell when you added enough? - 5/8/12

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  • I have made these for the past few months and realy like them. I have made with peanut buter chocoate protien powder also . Usually add nut of me sort. Wrap individualy in siran wrap and keep in the frontof the fridge. I do use however much water is needed to hold together. - 6/9/14

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  • Yummmmmmmm!!! Thank You. - 6/8/14

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  • I used vanilla flavored protein powder because I have a lot of it at home. I added more cocoa to the mix and added chopped walnuts to this also, since it is the favorite way my family likes their bars. - 6/8/14

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  • I loved this receipe, Great taste. I did leave the cocoa out and simply used chocolate whey protein powder. Very filling and yummmy - 2/14/14

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  • SO simple - love them! Will make again! - 2/6/14

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  • I really enjoyed these, they were also big hit at work. I will be making them again..Thanks - 2/4/14

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  • These have helped me satisfy and curb my sweet tooth. I keep some in the frig all the time. - 2/4/14

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  • Has anyone tried using PB2 in place of peanut butter? - 2/4/14

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  • Tried to go to find substitute for the P-nut butter couldn't go do it, several tries. None of the comments even mentioned it. Guess I'll just ignore it too. - 1/27/14

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  • I didn't have enough peanut butter so I used about 1/4 cup sun butter. Instead of uncooked oats I used Kashi Go-Lean Crunch, Cinnamon, slightly crushed. I think I will just use regular Crunch cereal next time, or Honey/Flax. I like the crunch it added. 4 tbl water was perfect for this recipe - 1/25/14

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  • I just tried out this receipe. I didn't have chocolate whey protien powder so I used strawberry that I have. I increased the honey and am going to try adding some almonds next time. Great, easy recipe though. Took no time at all! - 1/20/14

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  • I only made one change to directions. I added more water to mix at end. The microwaving made peanut butter and honey more liquid and I feel it is a necessary step. So much better than processed food bars and easier to take to the gym than whey powder after a workout - 1/4/14

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  • Didn't have enough peanut butter on hand, so I used almond butter. No water, increased honey and almond butter and added almond extract for a boost. I did use the optional cocoa and these rock! - 12/1/13

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  • Very good and easy to make. Also easy to pack for a snack after a workout. - 11/2/13

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  • I would LOVE to make these, but need a dairy-free substitute for the chocolate whey powder, since my daughter is anaphylactic to milk (not lactose intolerant -- we're talking about a life-threatening allergy to all milk proteins, including whey, casein, etc). Any thoughts most welcome - 10/25/13

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  • Has anybody used this with soy protein powder? If so, how did they turn out? I don't use whey because the cholesterol amount in it seems extremely high and was told by a friend who went to med. school that whey can cause bulking up much more than soy. - 10/23/13

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  • I have not even made these yet, but I can tell it is a great base for homemade protein bars which saves a lot of money and cuts out the preservatives which I think are responsible for at least half of our cancers. Im a survivor. - 10/3/13

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  • I do not have whey powder any other thing that I can use to replace? - 9/24/13

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  • I made these last night and I love them! I subbed almond butter for peanut butter and used 6T of water instead of 5. I made them with optimum nutrition double rich chocolate protein powder, and I did not need the cocoa powder! They are so good, and I will surely make them again! Texture: Nouget-ey - 8/16/13

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  • I followed the exact recipe and although the consistncy/texture was right, it tasted somewhat chalky. Not sure what correction to make it tast better? I used 5 TBSP of water, but maybe skim milk would be better? - 8/15/13

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  • Super-easy and tasty. I did not add the cocoa powder. I found they were chocolatey enough with chocolate protein powder. - 8/14/13

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  • Sounds delicious, but I can't do dairy ingredients and prefer to avoid soy. Any other protien powders out there or am I stuck with one or the other? - 8/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious but I don't use whey powder. What plant-based powder can I replace it with? - 8/14/13

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  • Easy to make, good to eat, try nuts on top. - 8/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good and easy to do...But does any one have another recipe for a high protein high fiber bars? As I am highly allergic to most Nuts ... I can still have pistachio nuts ... but I have never seen a butter form of it in the stores.
    - 8/14/13

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  • Sorry, but these were gross and chalky. I was skeptical, knowing how chalky the protein powder could taste. But after reading good reviews, gave it a try and wanted it to taste good and be healthy. Sorry, this was not good and nothing like the picture at all either. Very disappointed. - 8/13/13

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  • Iadded water to the peanut butter and honey and microwaved... then I added a couple of tablespoons of coconut... I cut the recipie in third - 8/12/13

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  • I made these according to the recipe, except for adding an extra tbs. of water. They were delicious! Better than any protein bar you would buy! Will definitely be making these again! - 8/12/13

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  • As good as anything at the store. - 8/8/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    too much fat and calories for me ! - 8/4/13

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  • My husband loved these so much that he asked for a 2nd batch after eating one bar from the first batch! He is fit and not overweight but will use them at work as snacks. I will use them as breakfast or snacks. - 8/1/13

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  • Very Yummy and filling. I did find the water did make them gummy as well and you do need to keep them chilled. - 7/31/13

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  • I made them exactly to the recipe this first time, but i may add coconut next time! So quick and super easy. These are wonderful and I like knowing what is in my protein bar! - 7/30/13

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  • Tried these with the optional cocoa and a bit of vanilla extract. How can something not baked be so good? Or have so many calories?! The individual servings are small, but delightfully chewy and filling enough I don't feel compelled to finish them all at once. Good for my sweet dessert bias. - 7/27/13

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  • I used vanilla whey powder, made this like peanut butter cookies. I will try adding in Flax meal and Chia seeds next time.
    I have been looking for a recipe like this for years. - 7/23/13

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  • These are a delicious treat that make you feel like you're being very naughty. I'm not a fan of the taste of whey & this was a great way to use it up. I followed the directions using honey & the added cocoa. - 7/23/13

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  • Super quick & easy; have made several times. Best mixed by hand; have nail brush on stand by. Better than most store bought bars. I use rice or hemp powder instead of whey. Variations: PB2, molasses, t instant coffee, coconut. Does NOT look like brownies as pictured. - 7/22/13

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  • Yummy - 7/22/13

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  • As a peanut butter and a chocolate lover, I absolutely love this recipe. I used two tablespoons of skippy natural no stir peanut butter(it has 190 calories) I also had to used 7 tablespoons of water because of my protein power. I will definitely be making this again. - 7/20/13

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  • It took only a few minutes to make before work and I took it in to use a snack after my run. Surprisingly good. The bars are pretty large. Also going to try with crunchy peanut butter. - 7/20/13

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  • I used maple syrup instead of honey. I added 2 extra tablespoons of maple syrup and chocolate drizzle (see my recipe for details) to the top. I also used 6 tablespoons of water because it was very dry without. These tasted just like no-bake cookies, so I will be using this recipe again for sure! - 7/19/13

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  • These taste great! I used half peanut butter and half almond butter to reduce the peanut butter flavor and increase the fiber a bit. I substituted 1.25 c vanilla whey powder, and .25 c cocoa powder, and increased the honey to 4 Tbsp. They hold together nicely. - 7/17/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    15g of protein but 11g of fat... no thanks! - 7/17/13

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  • I followed the recipe and found it easy to follow. The end result was tasty and quite filling. I will keep these in the fridge to keep them cold to eat after a workout on hot days. - 7/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excited to try these. Can anyone suggest a good tasting, healthy, low cost protein powder? I'm dreamin, right? - 7/9/13

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  • They're OK, not the best tasting but good for a chocolate fix, doesn't cut into "take along" bars very easily. - 7/3/13

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  • I just made these... My goodness they are so delicious! Just a little note if you want to try this recipe, do not waist your time mixing with a spoon. Use your hands: it will go faster and you can have a little taste when you're done! - 6/18/13

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  • I have a bach in the fridge, teisted some crombs and is delicious. - 6/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try these but what is that picture? Please don't give pictures if they are not of the recipe. - 6/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    breakfast for sweet junkies that NEED to get protein - 6/17/13

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  • excellent recipe took to tops meeting - 6/13/13

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  • Yummy! - 6/10/13

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  • I added 1/4 cup chocolate chips. A bit dry and crumbly even with extra peanut butter (homemade). I sprinkled a little more water on top and closed tightly. Perhaps that will moisten them. I also added a generous shake of cayenne. - 6/10/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Anyone have a sense of whether this could be adapted for a single serving (like the microwave chocolate brownie in a mug)? My worry is that when I have 16 servings I don't eat just one. - 6/10/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this. - 5/28/13

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  • Used Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Protein Stack, Chocolate to make these & they were excellent! I used agave instead of honey and used the optional cocoa powder. I used 2 T water which appeared to be enough until I cut the bars & then I realized some of them were crumbly. Will add more next time. - 5/25/13

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  • Needs more cocoa powder, the chocolate whey powder is not chocolate tasting enough. I used crunchy peanut butter, that turned out well, also. - 5/21/13

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  • Bad
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    1 serving of this dessert is equal to 6 WW points. NO ONE should eat that many points for a desert. Sorry - 5/21/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i will have to try sounds very good. - 5/21/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ingredients are my favorites. Can not give comment as have not fixed then as of yet. However, it will not be long before I do! These are what I need for on the go activity for outside events. - 5/20/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These look really good, I will definitely give them a try, although based on the ingredients shown and the type of Protein used, I figure these to be closer to 13G protein which is good but closer to an energy bar number than a protein bar. - 3/28/13

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  • very yum :) - 3/7/13

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  • I made mine with vanilla Designer whey, cut the amount of the protein powder to 1 cup instead of 1 1/2, and skipped the cocoa. So good! Definitely going to be a regular addition to the lineup. Just what I needed today! - 2/23/13

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  • Yummy and easy! - 2/17/13

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  • Really thought these were the best protein bars I have made. I didn't change a thing. - 2/3/13

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  • Relatively easy to make, and will make something resembling bars, unlike some other recipes I have tried. I reduced the honey and increased the water, using vanilla whey powder because that is what I have. - 2/3/13

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  • Just made these this morning and they came out pretty good. The taste is amazing the texture needs work but that's my fault. I think I used to much water. Gave me some great ideas for another batch like a strawberry puree perhaps to mix in? - 2/2/13

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  • delicious way to get more protein...very quick and easy to make. - 2/2/13

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  • Oh my goodness!This is soo freaking good.I ate half of it before I spread it on the pan.Really good on graham crackers.
    I,too added more water and about 4 tbsp of coconut oil also. - 2/1/13

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  • Thanks for posting this recipe! This is a great alternative to store bought protein bars! I felt like I was eating no bake cookies. The recipe mixed together well. I think I'll use less water next time. - 2/1/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will make these tomorrow! I have sugar free imitation honey that I will use.They sound great! - 1/31/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thumbs Down Rating! Garbage! - 1/31/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sort of remids me of an old Weight Watchers snack that I used to make - 1/31/13

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