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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pretty Much Paleo Peanut Butter Mounds Bars

You beautiful not making my jeans tight faux dessert you.
I purchased a large container of Designer Whey protein because you get 0.2 oz more than the EAS Whey, there's no casein, or other additives, although it's not organic.  Now, if EAS goes on sale, I get a container of that because their Lean, has 5 g of fiber per serving.  Just a tangent.  These beauties are also low on the Glycemic Index which doesn't get enough street cred in dietetics, they have very little added sugar, but get a nice hit of coconut (and fat burning Lauric acid) thanks to the addition of coconut oil and coconut chips (makes it sweet too).
Why wait for it to harden? 
  • 4-6 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 TBS and 1 tsp of peanut butter
  • 1 TBS coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of some sort of milk
  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1.5 cups of oats (must be raw) or cooked quinoa (if you really want to be paleo)
  • 2 TBS cocoa powder
Mix protein powder, cocoa powder, oats (or prepared quinoa) in a bowl, in a microwave safe mug nuke the coconut oil, peanut butter, and 1/3 cup of milk for 30-40 seconds until melted and happy.  Pour the liquid into the dry mix and stir, it should be impossible after about 20 seconds, if it's still looser than Lindsay Lohan,  add a little bit more of the protein powder until you reach a stiff consistency.

Put into a container (with a lid) with a layer of wax paper (sprayed with non-sick spray), put the lid on and drop it.  Yes, I said drop it 3-4 times so the mix spread out and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until whenever you want to cut it.  I added optional coconut chips from Trader Joe's but you can add unsweetened coconut.

Makes 18 servings (1 square): 82 calories, 7 g protein, 5 grams of Carbs.