High protein snack on the run? Yes please!
Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise. I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, so these Protein Chocolate Bars will have you eating healthy on the run.
This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.
So I was drooling over everyone else’s Peanut Butter Fudge online and I really love any recipe that doesn’t require me to haul out the food processor – I totally have to be in the mood to go that far! Anyway, as you know I love Peanut Butter, so what could be better than little squares of this loveliness to tantalise your taste buds whenever you get the urge?
This Peanut Slab Bar is a tasty chewy protein delight.
One of my favourite things about simple recipes is that you can sometimes just add one more ingredient to the mix and it completely changes it to a new taste sensation. And this is what happened here for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bites.
I had Philly cheese in the house for some reason and was making my PB Protein Balls and my usual weekly batch of Homemade Chocolate and decided to mix it in and the result was a decadent ‘to-die-for’ dessert that’s super healthy!
This Peanut Butter Bar recipe is dedicated to my friend who is having the time of her life as tour leader on a Top Deck bus tripping around Europe. Her story is proof that with a little hard work and lots of perseverance, a really huge dream can come true!
When she gets back, I will be sure to cook her a batch in celebration! Go Travel Girl!
In my overweight days, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were a food that I would eat until I was sick or finished the whole packet whichever was first. Oi vey!
There was something about the combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate that just had me all a twitter. It was the flavour I used to pick at Baskin Robbins ice-cream place too, when I used to eat that; however one little scoop of all that richness and I already felt sick, so I didn’t need to eat lots of it Ha ha.
Luckily though I worked out that the key problem causing all of my out of control eating was not understanding sugar. Once you pair it with nutrients, you can still enjoy all the chocolatey, buttery goodness and stop at one or two. Hooray for health food! I love it.
I remember these treats from my childhood days and I think my mother was more into them than I. They were chocolatey, coconutty and chewy with a kind of fresh taste. Called Almond Joy in the USA, here in Australia the closest equivalent is Bounty Chocolate Bars. So I thought it might be fun to create homemade Almond Joy bars.
Off I went to the net and found a few recipes already. All fantastic ingredients and when there are so few ingredients, there is not much tweaking that can be done – or so I thought.
Hold that thought!
It’s no secret that I am a fan of Chocolate and Peanut Butter together and in the past I would easily eat packets of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups until I was sick. Ah such is the lure of junk food. I’m so glad those days are over.
So in it’s place I created a healthy version that allows me to have a normal relationship with this type of food. I still love them to bits and enjoy eating them but because they are nutrient rich, I eat one or two and my body signals scream at me “that’s enough” and I can’t eat any more. A far cry from the past binge eating days.
So most of my weekly batches of Homemade Chocolate are the kind where I make a batch of Peanut Butter balls as well and combine them together. So much rich chocolately goodness, and on the satisfaction scale – 150%!!