Have you ever had chocolate peanut butter Luna bars? Well now you can make your own rice crispy protein bars at home, with only 5 ingredients!

I recommend using brown rice crispies for a healthier version, but if that isn’t available to you, regular rice crispy cereal works just fine. Barbara’s and Nature’s Path make a whole grain brown crispy rice cereal that can be found at most grocery stores.

As quick and easy as it is to grab a bunch of protein bars at the store, I love making my own at home, since the cost tends to add up. This recipe makes 4 bars at a time.

Personally, I love the bars with just the peanut butter flavor, but if you want to add a homemade chocolate layer, you can stir 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil, 1 tbsp pure maple syrup and 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter together until combined, then dip bars in chocolate and freeze for 10 minutes.

homemade luna bar

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Protein Bars
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown rice crispy cereal
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir peanut butter, sweetener and vanilla extract together until combined, then add cereal and protein powder and stir again until all rice crispies are coated.
  2. Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper and pour mixture onto the paper.
  3. Press down on mixture with a spoon, then mold the outer edges with the spoon so it makes a giant rectangle shape.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.
  5. Once the mixture has hardened, remove from freezer and slice into four rectangles.
  6. Store in refrigerator.
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 235 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 145mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 10g
Notes
Recipe makes 4 bars.

homemade protein bar

 

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