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Be prepared with healthy snacks this holiday season.

These satisfying, easy-to-make peanut crunch bars can prevent you from overindulging. They’re chewy, chunky, and creamy – all in one bite. Plus, they’re full of protein!

Here’s how to make them. Be sure to share your results with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Prep Time: 10 minutes, Chill Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp pure honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
  • 125 g vanilla protein powder (we use DotFit!)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Add honey, vanilla, cottage cheese, cinnamon and water to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer to mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and stir to combine.
  3. Add protein powder and stir to combine.
  4. Add oat flour and stir to combine.
  5. Line 9×9 baking pan with  plastic wrap about twice the size of the pan, making sure it hangs equally over both sides.
  6. Scoop mixture into the plastic-lined pan.
  7. Fold the extra plastic wrap over the mixture.
  8. Spread the mixture with a spatula, making sure it fills the pan and there is a layer of plastic above and below the bars.
  9. Uncover the top of the mixture and press the slices almonds into the top of the bars.
  10. Cover. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  11. Cut into 2×2 inch bars and enjoy!

Instructions

Per bar: Calories 373, Total Fat 22.1  Protein 26.6g, Carb 17g

Recipe Notes

For some variety, you can replace the peanut butter with almond butter.

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