~1 cup of rice crispies (they can be brown, white, or certified gluten free)
I used gluten free
~packed 1/2 cup of almond flour
~1/3 cup of protein powder/1 packet of protein powder
~1 tsp vanilla extract
~1/4 teaspoon sea salt
~3 TBSP of raw natural peanut butter
~5 teaspoons agave nectar
~1 teaspoon of pure raw honey
~a handful of colorful sprinkles
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine and stir all the wet ingredients. (Make sure the peanut butter is soft enough to stir). Once wet ingredients are combined, pour the DRY ingredients INTO the WET (Not the other way around!). Stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated. Take a large sheet of wax paper, and line an 8x8 baking dish/pan with the wax paper. Pour the bar dough into the pan and spread it evenly in the pan. Use the bottom of a cup to press down. Put it in the fridge for an hour to harden the bars. Bon Appetit!
If you are wondering how to make this a vegan recipe, just leave out the honey, and use a protein powder without dairy. This protein powder that I used has dried milk in it.
My mom liked them, my sister liked them. WINNER!! I can't stop eating them, but they fill you up really fast. They are great for hikes, a school snack, park snacks, play time snacks. They aren't very sticky, but the agave nectar and honey give it the sticky factor. The sprinkles add color and fun, the chocolate protein powder adds protein and flavor, peanut butter adds protein, energy, and flavor. These bars are so delicious!