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Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Lightly sweetened and protein packed, these no bake oatmeal energy bars have natural peanut butter, and cinnamon apple chips to give you just the energizing snack you need whether at home or on the go.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Author Chellie Schmitz


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 100% whey protein powder
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup apple chips, chopped plus more for topping


  • Place parchment paper in the bottom of an 8x8 pan, leave an over hang for easy removal.
  • Combine peanut butter, honey, salt and protein powder in a medium size bowl.
  • Add oats and apple chips, stir well.
  • Press the mixture into prepared pan. Top with more apple chips if desired. Chill for 30 minutes or until set. Lift out of the pan, and cut into squares. 


You can purchase apple chips or cinnamon apple chips at your local grocery store. It's simply dehydrated apples. You can also make them yourself in a dehydrator or low temperature in the oven, but that will take you more time. 
Natural peanut butter should just have 'peanuts' listed as an ingredient. If it contains sugar or salt, you may want to adjust the honey and salt.