REESE'S PROTEIN BARS

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.  Add in Wet ingredients (PB, Agave, and vanilla). Stir until combined.  You may need to use your hands.

(TIP: If your PB is hard vs. runny, you may need to bring the agave to a boil on the stove, remove immediately, add in the PB and vanilla and still to melt the PB. You don’t want to overcook the agave or it will burn!).

Press mixture down into ungreased 9 x 13 in. glass dish.

For Fun:

Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips across the top of the bars. Set oven to BROIL.  Broil for 1 minutes, NO MORE.  Remove immediately and spread melted chocolate chips across the top of the bars. Refrigerate and cool. Cut into squares and enjoy your healthy “Reese’s cup” treat!

Tips:

* Our favorite in this recipe is the Shaklee LIFE PROTEIN. You can use any of the Shaklee protein powders for this recipe and it will come out pretty close to the same.

**The Shaklee Instant Soy Mix Protein is flavorless and is a substitute for flour in other recipes. If you use that protein you may need to add a bit more agave as it’s flavorless and unsweetened. We keep this on hand at all times to replace flour in recipes like pancakes, cookies, and sauces–it’s a great way to cut back on the flour and carbs!

** If you use Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter, cut back on the agave or it will taste too sweet!  If using peanut butter, try to avoid PB with added sugar or preservatives.  Get Natural or Organic PB.

Source: Healthy Oates