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HahnB
04-22-2005, 04:01 PM
Forget about store bought crap, how about a protein bar that has almost 1000 calories, 44g of protein and 71g of carbs and tastes like a no bake cookie:)

2 cups natural peanut butter
16 tsp honey, you can add however much you like
3 scoops of whey, again you can add more if you like
2 cups dry oats
olive oil or flax if you like for extra calories but I didn't include this in my first batch

Heat the PB and honey till it's a little runny, mix the other ingredients in and then pack it into a brownie tray and refrigerate utnil it's hard enough to cut into bars.

6 bars equals:
933 calories per bar
44g protein
71g of carbs

Didn't calculate fat, but feel free if you like.

Edit, this is the original recipe. I would make it 5-6 scoops of whey, and less honey. Don't drop the oats down too much because they hold the bars together.

DarrenEff
04-22-2005, 04:07 PM
haha that sounds awesome, going to try it after the next grocery order. However, a brownie tray filled, cut into 6 bars? They must be monsterous

HahnB
04-22-2005, 04:38 PM
haha that sounds awesome, going to try it after the next grocery order. However, a brownie tray filled, cut into 6 bars? They must be monsterous

They aren't that big actually, but they taste good so who cares:) You can cut them into 8 if you like, and eat 2 per day-I think that's what Im gonna do.

getfit
04-22-2005, 04:40 PM
hahn do you use cruchy or smooth pb?

HahnB
04-22-2005, 05:11 PM
hahn do you use cruchy or smooth pb?

Smooth-I bought both so I'm gonna try some crunch and smooth mixed together next time.

getfit
04-22-2005, 05:12 PM
ok, i'm gonna try with crunchy i'll tell ya how it turns out will make them tomorrow! :)

Jabberwocky
04-22-2005, 10:05 PM
I was honestly thinking about this the other day, how in a pseudo sort of way no bake cookies arent that bad.

brewski053
05-04-2005, 10:26 PM
anyone calculate the fat yet?

BTW 3scoops of whey = ~75g protein. How does that come out to being 44g?

44x6= 264

:confused:

ryuage
05-04-2005, 10:27 PM
why dont you calculate it yourself?

brewski053
05-04-2005, 10:29 PM
why dont you calculate it yourself?
haha i dunno. check my edit

ryuage
05-04-2005, 10:33 PM
im pretty sure oats has something around 5 grams per half cup and peanut butter 8 grams per 2 tbsp.... im out of this thread, heres a thought get the ingredients together look at the labels and do the math.

Girn
05-05-2005, 06:58 PM
anyone calculate the fat yet?

BTW 3scoops of whey = ~75g protein. How does that come out to being 44g?

44x6= 264

:confused:

because not just whey has protein?

twm
05-11-2005, 07:46 AM
I'm gonna grab some natty PB and oats today and give these a try. My protein bars are absolutely foul... not even the local wildlife will touch them.

Just out of curiosity, what is the g. protein per scoop in your mixture, Hahn? The protein mix I have is individually wrapped at 50g/serving at an overall weight of 90g/individual packet.

Wierz
05-11-2005, 03:29 PM
Do you use flavored whey? Unflavored? I only have crappy strawberry flavor. :cry: I'll have to try to pick up some unflavored. I'd never looked for it before.

TWM: The whey I use is a 29g scoop (serving) and has around 24 grams of whey prot. in it. So once I got around the 90g serving mark, it would be around 74g. I thought this was fairly standard (give or take a few grams of protein) among scoop 100% whey protein powders, but correct me if I'm wrong.

twm
05-11-2005, 04:34 PM
Thanks dude.. I dont have a mixing bowl so I'm mixing in the brownie pan.. I licked the spreading spoon.. ****ing delicious so far. I have to heat it up a tad in the oven so I can spread it out better without it clumping up. I'll post a pic if they turn out well :)

Holy **** do these look good. They're cooling in the fridge now. Thanks Hahn & Wierz. I only tried to put 1 packet (50g protein/90g overall) into my mixture since I didn't have a mixing bowl) without it clumping up too much.

As to the protein/scoop, like I said, mine are individually wrapped so I don't know what to tell you. I got a bunch of boxes a few years ago and have been riding them out since they taste gross alone or without whole milk.

canadianbuilder
05-13-2005, 07:27 PM
Do you use flavored whey? Unflavored?

I am wondering this too. I need to buy some whey first...so I want to know what kind to get.
Thanks!

HILL
05-14-2005, 06:13 AM
i use mint choc chip in my bars similar to these they turn out nice i also out sultanas in and some sunflower seeds

canadianbuilder
05-16-2005, 09:47 PM
What kind of whey did you use? Flavored or unflavored???

twm
05-17-2005, 06:02 AM
I used chocolate flavor in mine.. good stuff

bigsethmeister
05-17-2005, 02:35 PM
OK here's my problem...

I can't eat the dry (uncooked) oats or I get the serious silent-but-deadly hot sulphurous choking eyewatering farts from hell.

I have tried a similat recipe but with the oats cooked and I ended up with mushy crap that would not solidify. What to do?

:help:

HILL
05-19-2005, 02:51 PM
enjoy the fart

HahnB
05-19-2005, 02:59 PM
You can put whatever protein in you like, but choclate would be best. I've used N-large and GNC 100% whey protein.

bigsethmeister
05-20-2005, 08:21 AM
enjoy the fart

oh i always do

its my girlfriend who doesn't...

:fart:

HILL
05-20-2005, 10:57 AM
lol mines the same she goes thru the roof but i usually dnt need em till she mentions them or maybe i just like doing them for her to wind her up lol

canadianbuilder
05-23-2005, 06:54 PM
You can put whatever protein in you like, but choclate would be best. I've used N-large and GNC 100% whey protein.

Great thanks.

heathj
05-24-2005, 12:39 PM
2 cups PB? That is a lot of fat...

sounds good though.

JTyrell710
05-24-2005, 12:42 PM
mmm good fat

these sound good, so if i understand correctly- you don't bake these, just make the mix, pack it in, and fridge it?

speaking of those farts- i know those things all too well. And you really nailed it with the sulfur description.

slapshot111
05-24-2005, 01:03 PM
Anyone think it would work if egg whites were used and a bit less honey and peanut butter. I think the egg whites would work well as adhesive type thing, as long as it doesnt go bad or anything. And more protien of course, if someone wants to try it, let me know how it works, I dont feel like wasting any whey.

JTyrell710
05-25-2005, 10:11 PM
today i learned something.
i suck.

okay so first off, i look in my house, all we have is crystallized 10 year old honey. and only 12 tsp of it. Not too much of a problem, i think. I'll just add a little sugar. So i proceed to heat the pb and honey till its a little runny. Only instead of runny it starts boiling- (the honey?) so i turn it down and its still goin crazy, only the pb isnt runny, its just mushy. I figure to hell with it and throw it in the whey/oat mix. mistake.
It doesnt mix. at all. :(
i beat the crap out of it, but the pb just won't unclump itself. In desperation i reheat the pb and add some milk too make it more liquid-y. i try it again. again failure.
i reheat again, and add tons of olive oil.. its remotely mushy now, so i figure again, to heck with it. I mix it the best i can and pack it in a tray.
end result.
it looks crappy, i feel crappy and i suck at making protein bars. I don't even wanna think about what this horrible concoction will taste like...

:(

savagebeast
06-04-2005, 08:08 PM
It looks like no one has calculated the fat content, so I'll do it.

2 cups of PB = 256 g fat
3 scoops of whey ~ 4.5 g fat
+ 2 cups oats = 10 g fat
____________________________
~ 270 g fat

260/6 = 45 g fat

Each bar has 45 g fat, give or take a few grams depending on the ingredients you use. That's a lot of fat, and they contain more fat than protein. But at least it's good fat...

Beholder
06-05-2005, 09:48 PM
Its a real good bulk bar if you ask me. I am going to make them tomorrow night! :)

AzStorm
06-06-2005, 05:21 PM
Forget about store bought crap, how about a protein bar that has almost 1000 calories, 44g of protein and 71g of carbs and tastes like a no bake cookie:)

2 cups natural peanut butter
16 tsp honey, you can add however much you like
3 scoops of whey, again you can add more if you like
2 cups dry oats
olive oil or flax if you like for extra calories but I didn't include this in my first batch

Heat the PB and honey till it's a little runny, mix the other ingredients in and then pack it into a brownie tray and refrigerate utnil it's hard enough to cut into bars.

6 bars equals:
933 calories per bar
44g protein
71g of carbs

Didn't calculate fat, but feel free if you like.

I just made these and WOAH!!!! These things ROCK!!!
Thanks for the killer recipe!!

Beholder
06-06-2005, 06:33 PM
Welp I made the bars tonight...
And I am ABSOLUTELY amazed at how good they are!
Home made protein bars: 1 Store Bought: 0

Mike G
06-10-2005, 02:37 PM
These bars blow away the store bought. The really nice thing is that I don't like my protein powder and it tastes good in the bars. Thanks

D Breyer
06-10-2005, 03:21 PM
im cutting... i just made these, im waiting for them to harden.
i think i'll consider these a cheat meal, would you?

HahnB
06-10-2005, 03:26 PM
Depends on how many cals you're aiming for. For the amount of cals they have you could get more protein from whey. Maybe drop the honey and you're good to go. I wouldn't live off them on a cut though. I like them better for bulking.

Beholder
06-12-2005, 09:21 PM
lol I just realized that for my last batch I was using 16 TBSP of honey....:P

ReelBigFish
06-13-2005, 12:06 AM
lol thats a whole damn cup of honey.

Beholder
06-13-2005, 12:11 AM
Haha oops =p

D Breyer
06-13-2005, 06:20 AM
how'd they taste?

Beholder
06-13-2005, 06:33 PM
They are real good, the only modification I made to them is I added a bit of water about 1/4 cup to get it all mixed in a whatnot.
Works well for me!

ddegroff
06-23-2005, 02:36 PM
Hahn,

What would you take out so i could eat these for cutting? They sound awesome but a lot of cals. Would you just eat less or take something out?
Thanks

Addam1125
06-24-2005, 09:42 AM
Thanks for the killer recipe. I'm bulking, and never have time to eat, I couldn't have found this thread at a better time. Going to store for ingredients now $

Pasha
07-06-2005, 11:21 AM
How do you heat the ingredients? On a stove? Wouldn't it get rather hard? I mean heating the PB initially.

joethe
07-06-2005, 07:28 PM
The protein bars sound great but i have just one problem: im allergic to peanut butter.

Are there any alternatives i could use?

Chizniz16
07-07-2005, 10:39 PM
How do you heat the ingredients? On a stove? Wouldn't it get rather hard? I mean heating the PB initially.
Microwave man!

Manveet
07-13-2005, 08:49 PM
Has anyone tried the recipe without the honey?

Beholder
07-14-2005, 03:16 AM
No, but I would think it would taste fairly plain.

karsel
07-24-2005, 12:27 AM
I made some this afternoon since im starting a bulking diet, heres what i came up with, same sorta recipe just came with some different results:

500g PB
275g Mega High Protein Muesli (has lots of stuff coconut, oats, seeds, paw paw etc.)
90g WPC
500g Honesy
70ml Oil

Did the same method, was really easy :)
Ended up weighing out the results for each bar:

All up ingredients equaled: 1,400g = 8 Bars = 1 Bar equals 178g
Each bar contains:
- 900 Calories
- 86.3g Carbs
- 42g Protein
- 37.5g Fat

^Yum :^)

They're in the fridge, can't wait to try them.

Beholder
07-26-2005, 02:25 AM
Thats more honey then I used! Tell me how they taste!

karsel
07-26-2005, 04:29 AM
Well got them out of fridge the other day, these thigns are MONSTERS. Well to be able to cut them realisticly there would be 10 in my recipe (but im not a very big guy). They are REALLY rich and mushy kind of, i took some to school today and mates got a laugh at the '****' i'd made lol. Because once their out of the fridge for an hour and full of PB, Honey and Oil they go really sloppy. I love them though :) very filling and rich but they make you feel good, i rekon cause of the sugar content aswell.
I recommend some more oats you don't want the slopp factor so high.

NoPainNoGain
11-01-2005, 08:34 PM
What whey do you recommend to use ? Or is it more like a "taste" thingy and u can go for pretty much everything ? A link to some good whey would be cool becoz the one i use atm sucks hard.

Thanks in advance.

Built
11-01-2005, 08:39 PM
The two I've tasted that are pretty good are ON rich chocolate, and the two Nitrean flavours aren't bad either.

NoPainNoGain
11-02-2005, 08:45 AM
The two I've tasted that are pretty good are ON rich chocolate, and the two Nitrean flavours aren't bad either.

I see i guess i try some choco flavour then. Thanks for the advice ~

SpecialK
11-15-2005, 10:50 AM
Question for anyone who has made these -

Will they melt if stored at room temperature for a few days? I want to make some of these for when I travel for a few days, to at least keep my diet somewhat in check, but if they can't take being stored at room temp., then I will have to find another recipie.

frucyjuit
11-15-2005, 02:15 PM
mmmm i just ate one and they're delicious.
I did out the math, however, and mine came out to only being about 650 calories each, with only 35 g of protein.

Is there a better brand of peanut better to be using, or how else do I acheive the 1000 Cal/45 g protein?

NoPainNoGain
11-16-2005, 08:20 AM
Oh my god guys u gotta try to add a little cinnamon just when the honey and the PB mixed up ITS exquisite !

SpecialK
11-19-2005, 08:10 PM
Here is my modified recipe:

1 cup natty PB
8 scoops ON
5 cups oats
.75 cup egg beaters
1.75 cups milk

I started like HahnB said - heat up the PB first, then add everthing else. It's sitting in my fridge right now, although I cannot see how this stuff is going to harden enough to be able to cut it into bars :scratch:

The consistency is pretty thick, but still...

I got the egg beaters because I figured it would dry out too much with all the oats I added, but I found the milk works much better for that.

Here are the stats for the batch:

4190 calories

161g fat
356 carb
346 protein

McIrish
11-21-2005, 10:38 PM
SpecialK, dude, if you leave that out of the fridge AT ALL the milk will definitely curdle. I don't suppose you want to store these for longer than a few days...? Try it with less milk and less oats next time and you should be able to swing it.

SpecialK
11-29-2005, 10:58 PM
Alright, so apparently raw egg whites give me a terrible stomach ache, so I had to take those out in the new recipe. Here is the new one:

1 cup PB
5 cups oats
2.5 cups skim milk
10 scoops ON chocolate whey

totals:

f: 163 grams
c: 368 grams
p: 382 grams

cals: 4400 total

Just mix everything up in a bowl, put it in a brownie or cake pan, and leave it in the fridge. After it has solidified, cut it up into bars.

Tofer
12-06-2005, 06:55 PM
Great recipe. These bars are so much more simple to make (not to mention less expensive) than the bars I used to make. They also taste great (especially when eaten with a nice big glass of milk). :)

HahnB
12-11-2005, 03:34 PM
Not sure what happened with the people saying they melt. I've left mine in the kitchen counter for a week with no problems. They should look, feel and have the same consistency as a no bake cookie.

jed
12-17-2005, 09:10 PM
is natural peanut butter the stuff like JIFF or is it realy like... homemade real peeanut butter, and will jiff work?

tigo
12-19-2005, 04:30 AM
its the natural stuff where the ingredients are roasted ppeanuts and salt (optional)

Big & Tall
12-19-2005, 05:30 PM
OH MY GOD! These things truly are AMAZING.

I tweaked the recipe slightly, since I didn't want so much fat:

1 cup natty pb
10 tbsp honey (30 tsp, about double)
2 cups oats
5 scoops whey
1 cup milk

I increased the honey initially to try to get enough moisture but still cut the fat. When I started to mix with the dry ingredients, it clearly wasn't enough, so I added a cup of milk. They came out delicious, but gooey. Next time I am going to stay with 1 cup pb, probably go back down on the honey, and try 3/4 cup milk and maybe another scoop of whey to thicken them. Of course, with the milk, they have to be refrigerated, but that's okay to me, since I can't see them staying around long enough to go bad anyway.

Edit: I'm also thinking that next time, it would be a good idea to pre-mix the milk, oats and whey, and let it stand to thicken up a little first. I'll report back on this (oh, how I torture myself for science :evillaugh )

jed
12-19-2005, 05:55 PM
its the natural stuff where the ingredients are roasted ppeanuts and salt (optional)
alright but would the stuf in the plastic bottle or w/e work?

jed
12-20-2005, 04:27 PM
oh my god i made these last night and SPRINKLED CHOCOLATE CHIPS ON IT and WOW these are great!!! kind of tastes like a reeses fast break!! great recipe!!!

time2grown06
01-08-2006, 09:40 PM
thnx to the o.p.,

made a batch last nite...very tasty...it is nice knowing I won't have to buy any more nasty tasting protein bars anymore.

thnx again

Nicoman
01-09-2006, 05:30 PM
OMG The best darn protein bars I have ever had.....I used only 5 TableSpoons of honey since I am on a cut and I ABSOLUTELY love them. Excellent recipe.....Oh BTW if you guys and gals use Jiff and not a natural peanut butter you are missing out :)

Thanks,
Nico

Lones Green
03-22-2006, 08:00 PM
i just made these, so amazing, thanks for the recipe

235orbust
03-27-2006, 05:05 PM
ugh...im lazy, has someone figured out how much 1 bar from the origional recepie would equal

UrbanSmooth
03-28-2006, 08:20 PM
Natty PB + Less Honey + Raisins + Crushed Walnuts + Whey Protein Powder + Dry Lowfat Milk = Yes.

Bikkstah
04-05-2006, 04:53 PM
12 Scoops Nitrean Protein (360g)
30g Splenda
4 Tablespoons Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter (64g)
2 Cups Skim Milk

Total:

1910 Calories
44g Fat
62g Carbohydrates
320g Protein

Makes 12 Bars

Separate bars:

159 Calories
3.6g fat
5g Carbs
27g protein

JWick
04-23-2006, 02:36 AM
Hey
that looks like it would taste good as well as providing great protein and carbs. Im getting into my summer weight lifting right out of track and field. Im still in High School regretfully (17 yrs old) but have been seriously weightlifted for about 5 years now. Over that time i went from 175 to 235 which isnt much, but i hopefully will get quicker results from this. Thanx bro comment back sometime, props on the bar.

ClubberLang
04-25-2006, 04:21 AM
damb this stuff is good.

a variation:

more oats, less liquid ingredients give you a cereal like consistency of little chunks. eat it dry or pour on milk in the morning. tastes hella good

tj_muller
04-25-2006, 05:41 PM
I made these today w/ crushed up frosted mini wheats and some oats I was running low on oats so I had to improvise to fill in the rest. Worked well.

Saggas
05-01-2006, 04:33 AM
damn good recipe!
i made them tonight, had one for desert.
i used low fat peanut butter, and they turned out a bit dry, so i added some extra virgin olive oil to the mix. a bit better.
TASTES GREAT!

crunch101
05-09-2006, 10:43 AM
wow, the bars came out to be the size of a cake! but who cares, they taste great and are very convenient...

thanks for the great recipe!

AlexAllen
05-10-2006, 05:44 PM
Another satisfied customer. I made them just as written and they are much better than anything bars I have had before.

Bikkstah
05-24-2006, 07:05 PM
My roomie turned me on to this recipe, tweaked a bit:

3 cups (90g) Splenda
5 TBSP Cocoa Powder
4 Egg Whites (1 Cup Egg Beaters)
2 Cups Oats
14 Scoops Chocolate Nitrean (390g?)
6TSP Flaxseed Oil
30g Walnuts
30g Almonds

Add water and Cinnamon until the batter tastes/looks good, bake for 20 min at 350

2670 cal, 105 carb, 397 protein, 84 fat

8 bars = 333.75 cals, 13.25g carbs, 49.625g protein, 12g fat

gains2385
05-27-2006, 02:45 PM
I just made this using GNC pro performance creatine and here are my macros. I used the receipe found in the first post and added 7 scoops. I increased the rest of the batch by 1.5. not too bad, kind of dry so I might add some olive oil in the next batch.

fat carb protein
21 35 140
360 144 216
0 138 .5
15 162 38
------------=
396 179 395

I made 16 bars out of this so the fat and protein are around 20+

yourdumb_imknot
06-22-2006, 05:45 AM
just for fun, someone tell me where they buy these here dried-oats...

Bikkstah
06-22-2006, 06:15 AM
The grocery store.

KingWilder
06-25-2006, 02:31 PM
just did this (used a little less PB, honey, oats) and the "batter" tasted REALLY FREAKIN GOOD. I can't wait to take 'em out of the fridge and cut em up.

HahnB
06-25-2006, 05:54 PM
just did this (used a little less PB, honey, oats) and the "batter" tasted REALLY FREAKIN GOOD. I can't wait to take 'em out of the fridge and cut em up.

Nice. You can always add more whey and a lot less honey or whatever variation you like to meet the breakdown of calories you want.

KingWilder
06-25-2006, 08:10 PM
yeah man

how long do you usually leave 'em in the fridge. Mine have been in there for awhile (about 4 hours) and they're still kinda gooey.

HahnB
06-25-2006, 08:54 PM
yeah man

how long do you usually leave 'em in the fridge. Mine have been in there for awhile (about 4 hours) and they're still kinda gooey.

The decrease in the amount of oats would explain that. The oats hold it together. You should be able to keep them on the counter after they are in the fridge for a few hours.

RedSpikeyThing
07-03-2006, 07:15 PM
These look really good!
I work in a peanut free facility, so PB = big no no. Any suggestions for alternatives?

RedSpikeyThing
07-05-2006, 05:06 PM
Just made them with peanut butter....OMG SO GOOD!!!!
Guess I'm not taking them to work

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 02:10 AM
Wow...these sound great. :thumbup: 933 calories per bar is awesome. =] I'll definitely have to try these out when I get the chance.

theVict1m
07-08-2006, 12:33 PM
You people on here must be friggin' millionaires going through these ingredients like this.

KingWilder
07-08-2006, 12:37 PM
I shop at Sam's club...I get by with $200 a month from the rents, of course my roommate gets the same too and we share food.

dasanman
07-13-2006, 11:55 PM
the stuff was the BEST!!!!!!!!! thanks for the recipe!!!!!

Knowledgeispower
07-20-2006, 12:56 PM
I tweaked this just a bit and got accurate nutrition info:

10 Tablespoon Honey
2 Cups Peanut Butter
3 Scoops Whey
2 Cups Oats

Nutrition for WHOLE batch
348 carb
3760 cals – 60 fat cals
267 fat – 49 saturated
120 chol
234 protein
680 calcium
2720 sodium
1000 potassium
40 fiber

This is for the entire batch. Divide the macros up depending on the amount of bars you make it into!

View 1
07-24-2006, 08:33 PM
Ill have to try these, but since im on a cut I will need to make some changes. I'll have to ponder this one.

Heres a recipe from John Berardi's web site.

Granola Bars

Ingredients:
2 cups raw oat bran
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup egg whites
1 cup nonfat milk
2 cups chocolate Low-Carb Grow! (or generic whey protein powder )
1/2 cup granulated Splenda
5-6 scoops maltodextrin (180 grams)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons oil (canola or olive)

Instructions:
Mix it all together in a big bowl, then spread it out on a large nonstick
cooking tray. Add some cooking spray, or wipe a little olive oil on the pan
with a paper towel. Bake for 25-30 minutes @ 350 degrees. Cut into 10 pieces.
(If you use Low-Carb Grow!, your bars will have a more natural flavor but keep
in mind that you’ll need to use a little more liquid as Grow! tends to thicken
up the recipe.)

Macronutrient Profile (each bar):
K/cal: 344
Fat: 5 g (1s, 2.5m, 1.5p)
Carbs: 54 g (Fiber: 7 g)
Protein: 28 g

View 1
07-24-2006, 08:36 PM
How long can you keep these before they go bad??? A week or more im guessing?

Not that I plan to have them around that long.

Ricochet_kid
08-17-2006, 07:03 PM
I made these last night and they're awesome.
They will change the way I bulk.
Thanks dude.

HahnB
08-17-2006, 09:53 PM
How long can you keep these before they go bad??? A week or more im guessing?

Not that I plan to have them around that long.

Nothing in them can spoil, so honestly I don't see why they won't last as long as it takes you to eat them.

John04Civic
08-29-2006, 04:45 PM
I will have to use Jif, because Natty PB costs an arm / leg here. I am pretty sure things will stay the same overall though (calories / fat / protein)

sharkall2003
08-31-2006, 10:59 PM
Just made them and they're delicious. I am having a few friends try them.

HahnB
09-01-2006, 10:00 AM
I will have to use Jif, because Natty PB costs an arm / leg here. I am pretty sure things will stay the same overall though (calories / fat / protein)

I use jif.

marcus2006
09-01-2006, 10:45 AM
do u hav 2 put these things in the oven????????

BigFergy
09-05-2006, 06:45 AM
Can i ask how bug a 'cup' is please? Do u mean full sized mugs? As 2 of those of PB must mean using like 2 jars in one batch??

f=ma
09-10-2006, 07:20 PM
Can i ask how bug a 'cup' is please? Do u mean full sized mugs? As 2 of those of PB must mean using like 2 jars in one batch??
?????

a cup is a unit of measurement.... i dont even know where to start explaining

f=ma
09-12-2006, 07:03 PM
just used 6 scoops of whey to make the ones from tonight.. its too much, the bars are falling apart. very frustrating

RedSpikeyThing
09-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Can i ask how bug a 'cup' is please? Do u mean full sized mugs? As 2 of those of PB must mean using like 2 jars in one batch??

1 cup = 8 oz = 250 ml

*sigh*

HahnB
09-12-2006, 08:53 PM
just used 6 scoops of whey to make the ones from tonight.. its too much, the bars are falling apart. very frustrating

They might be too dry, you may have to up some of the other ingredients if you add more whey.

Holto
09-19-2006, 10:00 PM
I've made a ton of bars like this and somebody made a really good point earlier.

Right before you take them off the burner and into the brownie pan you can add some milk until you get the perfect consistency.

My next batch I'm going to plan a bit dry and add some milk right at the end.

* Edit for really poor wording *

HahnB
09-19-2006, 11:34 PM
I've never tried mine in the oven, does it work better than the stove top? I guess I never included that in the op, I heat mine in a pan on the stove.

Holto
09-20-2006, 11:52 AM
My bad.

No I have never put them in the oven because I'm concerned about denaturing the whey. Whatever that means.

emunah
09-20-2006, 02:57 PM
Don't worry about denaturing.

Holto
09-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Don't worry about denaturing.

Whenever I heated whey I didn't find the finished product as satiating. For whatever reason I haven't had success heating whey.

When I make my bars I add the whey last and put it in the pan as soon as possible.

John04Civic
09-21-2006, 03:00 PM
I have had a few helpings of the bars now and I'd like to say I will NEVER buy another BS powerbar from a store.. EVER again.

They may fall apart easily, but they taste great and are easy to put down while driving or just for a quick snack.

I'm glad you use Jif, because I thought I was committing a sin using Jif insteady of natty (everyone on Diet and Nutrition praise it and damn Jif from what I have read!).

Holto
09-21-2006, 05:04 PM
I've never had a batch fall apart. Add some milk at the end or more honey.

Built
09-21-2006, 06:31 PM
Natty is JUST SO MUCH BETTER!

You're eating lots of the stuff - might as well not eat plasticized fat.

Holto
09-22-2006, 12:29 PM
Natty is JUST SO MUCH BETTER!

You're eating lots of the stuff - might as well not eat plasticized fat.

What are your thougts on the denaturation?

Slim didn't seem to think it would impact the value of the whey. I just notice it allways smells burnt and just doesn't seem right. Kind of like when you take olive oil past it's smoking point.

Built
09-22-2006, 01:37 PM
Denaturation? You mean when whey is cooked?

Denaturation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denaturation_%28biochemistry%29)is what happens to proteins when they're cooked. It's fine.

I do NOT know HOW that silly myth got started.

PGreezy
09-23-2006, 12:13 AM
those bars sound slammin. im going to try to make them as soon as i can. do u think putting some jelly with them would be good?

OoOGazOoO
09-23-2006, 03:56 AM
Denaturation? You mean when whey is cooked?

Denaturation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denaturation_%28biochemistry%29)is what happens to proteins when they're cooked. It's fine.

I do NOT know HOW that silly myth got started.

I know, everytime anyone mentions heating whey or proteins they instantly think that they will start to destroy.

It simply denatures them and changes the amino structure around, however you still get the same amino acid pool/profile from them.

HahnB
09-23-2006, 09:06 AM
those bars sound slammin. im going to try to make them as soon as i can. do u think putting some jelly with them would be good?

Based on the other ingredients I'd say no ha.

PGreezy
09-23-2006, 02:43 PM
I love pb & j, haha.:nod:

Tourniquet
09-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Alrigh just made my batch here she is.

2c. Natty PB
1/3c Honey
1.5c rolled dry oats
1/3c crushed almonds
1/3c flax seeds
3 scoops of ON Whey

heh the only flavor I have of Whey is chololate mint, so I have minty PB choclate bars...

Cut into 6 bars it comes to
46g fat
60g carbs
26g protein I Shoulda put in another scoop or two

I had to ad about 1/3 cup of water to get this thing to mix. Its best if you just use your hands.

Next time I will use more almonds/flax/whey I need to get that protein up.

Tourniquet
09-24-2006, 05:28 PM
I know, everytime anyone mentions heating whey or proteins they instantly think that they will start to destroy.

It simply denatures them and changes the amino structure around, however you still get the same amino acid pool/profile from them.

They do start to destroy when you heat them. Everything does. They key is just not getting them too hot.

Holto
09-25-2006, 07:04 PM
those bars sound slammin. im going to try to make them as soon as i can. do u think putting some jelly with them would be good?

You could make half a batch and throw it in a brownie pan and put it in the freezer.

About an hour later put down a layer of jelly. Then let that freeze and get rock solid. Then make the other half and put it on top. Might be a really nice alternative.

PGreezy
09-25-2006, 07:16 PM
I was thinkin something like that. I just like the combination of the two flavors. I was gonna put it on top like icing. I need to get some money so I can buy the ingredients.

ddegroff
09-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Just made my first batch (finally) a couple of nights ago.

Taste awesome! Perfect food to keep w/ me while I'm on campus.

Vita
10-02-2006, 12:04 PM
i also made my first batch. double batch with crunchy peanut butter. very tasty, but next time around will avoid crunchy because all the peanuts cause them to fall apart more easily. otherwise a very solid snack!

Vita
10-05-2006, 08:12 AM
update: i had a friend who's never tried a protein bar try one, said it was like eating a dessert!

my wife tried one the other day (she doesn't like when i add protein to shakes) and she loves them, she says they're her new breakfast!

way to go on the recipe!

ddegroff
10-05-2006, 09:44 AM
i had a friend who's never tried a protein bar try one, said it was like eating a dessert!

My friends came over and tried one, long story short, they finished off the rest!

Fuzzy
10-09-2006, 11:18 AM
Would this be good as a snack between meals, cause I eat alot, but Im always hungry.

Vita
10-09-2006, 02:24 PM
Would this be good as a snack between meals, cause I eat alot, but Im always hungry.

perfect. i eat one between all meals

LiFtHaTiRoN
10-09-2006, 05:08 PM
I dont know if anyone has posted this yet, but these bars also have about 53g of fat. Probably from the honey.

kaption
10-09-2006, 09:04 PM
I dont know if anyone has posted this yet, but these bars also have about 53g of fat. Probably from the honey.
Honey doesn't have fat. Did you mean peanut butter?

Roddy
10-10-2006, 10:28 PM
i'm going to eat a 1/4 batch everyday and squat and dead like a son of a bitch.

Jay Cutler... look out

Vita
10-26-2006, 11:13 AM
minor note: you need to have the full amount of honey or they don't turn out so well. i skimped since i was making them when the store was closed and they're now peanut butter bars. still good, but not the same...

Questor
11-08-2006, 09:36 PM
Modified the recipe for a more manageable nutrient value:

2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 scoops protein powder

This is a flakey mash. Take two heaping tablespoons and roll the mash into wax paper, compressing it firmly. Refridgerate for at least a night. Each bar is:

calories: 200
fat: 9
carbs: 22
sugars: 9
protein: 10

CellarDoor
11-20-2006, 03:51 PM
I've lurked for a while now, first time posting.

I just wanted to suggest that if you're interested in mixing it up a bit, you might want to try swapping the honey with maple syrup. Maple syrup is very good for you, and in pretty much every recipe I use that calls for honey, I swap it with maple syrup with great success.

IHaveToCrushYou
11-20-2006, 07:52 PM
No one replied to the post about whether or not there's an alternative to Peanut butter so Ill ask again: Is there an alternative to peanut butter? Im allergic to peanuts :( Almonds are fine though.

I feel like im missing out BIG TIME

SDS
11-22-2006, 04:45 PM
No one replied to the post about whether or not there's an alternative to Peanut butter so Ill ask again: Is there an alternative to peanut butter? Im allergic to peanuts :( Almonds are fine though.

I feel like im missing out BIG TIME

Use almond butter from the health food store. I bet they'd be good with a raw unheated honey too. It's got a sweeter taste and a thicker consistency.

IHaveToCrushYou
11-23-2006, 12:21 AM
whats the point of having the peanut butter anyways? flavor? protein? fat? all of the above? Ive never tried almond butter so I dont know how it compares to peanut butter.

If I use almond butter how will the macros of these bars change?

/infinite questions :)

Holto
11-23-2006, 04:59 PM
You can also replace the peanut butter with cocconut oil.

Maple syrup is a bad idea because it's not solid at room temperature. If you use the really solid white honey the bars turn out very nicely.

To me the honey and cocconut oil and bakers chocolate are all solid at room temperature. Melt them down and whatever else you add to them will result in a solid bar.

javyn
11-23-2006, 09:35 PM
Amazing is certainly a great word for these bars...I am going to try them tomorrow. Do they leave you feeling full for a long time?

I think though I might have accomplished the same thing tonight with a PBJ sandwich with a huge amount of peanut butter, and big whey shake.

javyn
11-24-2006, 09:28 AM
just made some, great stuff.

HahnB
11-24-2006, 02:43 PM
If you like these bars try the boston cooler shake I made a thread about, it's my new favorite.

javyn
11-24-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks, I'll check the shake out.

I used the original recipe with 4 scoops of whey, pressed them into a muffin tray, made about 11. With a glass of milk that's 32 grams of complete protein , not bad. A small amount to eat, so it won't fill me up too much to not want to eat my meals, but still a full serving of protein. Excellent

SDS
12-04-2006, 07:38 PM
I've just made my 2nd batch, but added about 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil to the mix, and a tbsp flax oil. The 1st batch (followed recipe) was awesome, the 2nd batch is fantastico

SUPERBOY
12-06-2006, 08:55 AM
Sounds awesome! Is there anyway to make something similar but more for weight loss? :P

Cirino83
01-29-2007, 10:48 AM
Just made these bars (from the original recipe on the first post) It was very quick and easy to make...tastes pretty good too. I think that 2 cups of oats may be a little much taste wise. The bars taste nice for a good source or cals, fats, protein but they are a little clayish..or atleast mine were. I am a lousy cook. ;)

Mad Martigan
01-29-2007, 06:31 PM
speaking of those farts- i know those things all too well. And you really nailed it with the sulfur description.


I do to, although I didn't realize it was the oats creating the brimstone aspect of them until now.

Mad Martigan
01-29-2007, 06:41 PM
OK here's my problem...

I can't eat the dry (uncooked) oats or I get the serious silent-but-deadly hot sulphurous choking eyewatering farts from hell.



Maybe try wheat germ instead of oats?

ClubberLang
01-29-2007, 08:23 PM
I throw raisins.. flax seeds... cinnamon and ground almonds into my bars. Tasty stuff.

getfit
01-30-2007, 02:16 AM
I throw raisins.. flax seeds... cinnamon and ground almonds into my bars. Tasty stuff.

instead of raisins try some dates

SaintGJR
02-01-2007, 12:35 PM
Some of these recipes sound good - if you are on a bulk they look ok - massive calories.

tryharder1
02-02-2007, 09:06 PM
What was the final consensus on the less-fat, less honey bar recipe without sacrificing the taste?

I was thinking about adding a couple more scoops of whey, using one cup of peanut butter rather than two, and halving the amount of honey - but I'm not sure if I want to miss out on this taste everyone is raving about :)

tryharder1
02-02-2007, 09:07 PM
Also, is the splenda for honey swap really acceptable? I can't see how that would work.

teaturtle
02-02-2007, 09:41 PM
i know that you can make PB fudge (SO good!) with PB, milk, powdered sugar i think.

so these would prolly taste fine with the splenda. gonna try that.

Mad Martigan
02-02-2007, 10:38 PM
PB fudge sounds good. You could prolly mix in some powdered milk too.

teaturtle
02-03-2007, 09:44 AM
im not sure if the pb fudge would taste good with whey...

Mad Martigan
02-03-2007, 06:47 PM
Is this nobake fudge, Btw?

getfit
02-03-2007, 07:50 PM
i know that you can make PB fudge (SO good!) with PB, milk, powdered sugar i think.

so these would prolly taste fine with the splenda. gonna try that.

that sounds so gooooood

teaturtle
02-03-2007, 11:38 PM
well you make the fudge on the stove. then you refrigerate.

Mad Martigan
02-04-2007, 12:25 AM
Dammit

teaturtle
02-04-2007, 10:32 AM
haha no stove?

Mad Martigan
02-04-2007, 01:05 PM
No stove, no hot plates. :(

canadianbuilder
02-05-2007, 10:11 PM
Made some again tonight with approx. the same ingredients as the first recipe. The extra honey makes it a tad more moist.

Here is one bar out of eight cut:

Calories per bar: 695
Protein per bar: 32 grams
Carbohydrates per bar: 59 grams
Fat per bar: 37 grams

They are still dry though, suggestions?

Lones Green
02-05-2007, 10:42 PM
Made some again tonight with approx. the same ingredients as the first recipe. The extra honey makes it a tad more moist.

Here is one bar out of eight cut:

Calories per bar: 695
Protein per bar: 32 grams
Carbohydrates per bar: 59 grams
Fat per bar: 37 grams

They are still dry though, suggestions?

add a little bit of milk?

canadianbuilder
02-06-2007, 03:56 PM
add a little bit of milk?

I can't add milk, they have to last out of the fridge for a few hours at a time.

So far, they have lasted about 3 hours without melting, they just get reaaally soft.

HahnB
02-06-2007, 05:25 PM
Mine never get soft, they get harder the longer they are out of the fridge. I started using a lot more protein if and when I make them now.

DarrenEff
02-10-2007, 10:03 AM
Forget about store bought crap, how about a protein bar that has almost 1000 calories, 44g of protein and 71g of carbs and tastes like a no bake cookie:)

2 cups natural peanut butter
16 tsp honey, you can add however much you like
3 scoops of whey, again you can add more if you like
2 cups dry oats
olive oil or flax if you like for extra calories but I didn't include this in my first batch

Heat the PB and honey till it's a little runny, mix the other ingredients in and then pack it into a brownie tray and refrigerate utnil it's hard enough to cut into bars.

6 bars equals:
933 calories per bar
44g protein
71g of carbs

Didn't calculate fat, but feel free if you like.

Edit, this is the original recipe. I would make it 5-6 scoops of whey, and less honey. Don't drop the oats down too much because they hold the bars together.

I just finally made this recipe from the original:

2 Cups PB (I was out of natty :()
2 Cups Oats (quaker)
15 tsp Honey (some no name brand)
4 Scoops Whey (nitrean)

The entire batch is:
2469 Calories
104g fat
244g carbs
153g protein


After licking the spoon I was amazed, I'm waiting for them to harden right now

DarrenEff
02-10-2007, 11:57 AM
Wow those are pretty damn good, a tad bit on the dry side though. But awesome nonetheless

IHaveToCrushYou
02-12-2007, 10:34 PM
Apparently almond butter is a bad idea. I tried it and the stuff just burnt and dried out. Didnt get liquidy :(

Carter
02-19-2007, 09:16 PM
I think the key to this is a natural peanut butter that has a heavy oil base. Look for a jar where the oil has coalesced on the top of the jar above the peanut butter itself. This makes very moist and tasty bars for me. When I sub in too much of a non-oily butter they start to get flaky and hard.

SW
02-20-2007, 10:07 AM
My favorite protein bars would have to be: Cliff bars (mainly for energy though, taste GREAT) and the Odwalla Super Protein bar (also very, very tasty).

Holto
02-21-2007, 01:26 PM
Apparently almond butter is a bad idea. I tried it and the stuff just burnt and dried out. Didnt get liquidy :(

I've also made them with tahini butter.

If it burned out then the mix was too dry and/or left on the stove too long.

When I make mine I put the honey and bakers chocolate in the bowl and let it melt. When I add the rest its only on there long enough for me to mix it and then it goes right in the pan.

ILLMATIC
02-21-2007, 07:25 PM
Haha sounds pretty tasty, too bad I am trying to lose the lbs.

IHaveToCrushYou
02-21-2007, 11:36 PM
Holto I gotta admit I lost hope in these... until now. Thanks!

Holto
02-22-2007, 12:49 AM
Holto I gotta admit I lost hope in these... until now. Thanks!

My first couple batches sucked. Since I've had success I've made soup a couple of times also. Trial and error. The end result is so worth it.

Holto
02-22-2007, 12:50 AM
Haha sounds pretty tasty, too bad I am trying to lose the lbs.

I would eat these when dieting also. No problem. They are so filling I can always budget in the cals.

rbar89
02-23-2007, 09:26 PM
how long do these stay good for and should they be kept refrigerated?

rbar89
02-24-2007, 02:09 PM
Just made them, the batter tasted pretty good although it was extremely thick and seemed dry, I made it almost exactly like the original post. I can't wait till they refrigerate and I can try them. Here are the totals from my entire batch:

TOTAL:
calories: 4030g
fat: 257g
protein: 200g

Holto
02-24-2007, 06:49 PM
how long do these stay good for and should they be kept refrigerated?

Trust me it won't become a factor. Yes, do refridgerate them.

canadianbuilder
02-25-2007, 07:08 PM
Mine never get soft, they get harder the longer they are out of the fridge. I started using a lot more protein if and when I make them now.

I tried adding more protein powder but the more I put in, the harder it is to mix. After I take them out of the pan I have about 1/4-1/2 cup of powder/oats leftover that I could not mix in. Suggestions??

jamgunner
02-26-2007, 01:53 PM
i made these yesterday and they are pretty good. the only thing i changed was using 4 scoops of whey instead of 3. i think this is why theyre kinda on the dry side and the next batch ill only use 3. the extra scoop only added a marginal amount of protein per bar anyway.



I tried adding more protein powder but the more I put in, the harder it is to mix. After I take them out of the pan I have about 1/4-1/2 cup of powder/oats leftover that I could not mix in. Suggestions??
i had the same problem too and it problaby from the extra powder. everything was getting really clumped up and it made it hard to mix up evenly.

Holto
02-26-2007, 07:10 PM
I tried adding more protein powder but the more I put in, the harder it is to mix. After I take them out of the pan I have about 1/4-1/2 cup of powder/oats leftover that I could not mix in. Suggestions??

Lately I have had some of the egg whites in a carton (safe to eat raw) on hand. Right before I take out the mix if it's too dry I add some egg.

rbar89
02-26-2007, 08:33 PM
These are great for bringing to school to get that added protein snack throughout the day. I didn't use enough honey so they were a bit dry. Also when I went to cut them they cracked and broke a little. I think I need to pack it into the brownie tray tighter or something next time to get rid of the cracks and spaces.

123 champ
02-27-2007, 08:12 PM
i havent read the whole thread so sorry if this is repeated. is there any substitue for honey (less carbs)?

IHaveToCrushYou
02-28-2007, 12:58 AM
Hey Holto you mind posting your variation of the recipe? This has gone through many subtle changes based on everyone's trial and error so I wanna see what you use and how much. :)

Roddy
03-19-2007, 09:25 PM
Just mixed these up with weight gain power... i calculated each bar to be around 1650 cals, melted chocolate chips and caramels on top! SO GOOD!

weightlifting_b
03-30-2007, 03:33 PM
If you're looking for protein bars for cutting try:

2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup PB
4 scoops whey
2 medium bananas
1 cup dried fruit (your choice)
4 tablespoons flax seed

Mash the banana and mix it with the PB, then mix in the rest. I rolled it into balls and it made almost 40.

Macros for batch:
Calories 2178
Fat 93 g
Carb 217g
Prot 154g

I keep 6 or 8 in the fridge and freeze the rest so the banana doesn't go bad.

PeterParker
04-05-2007, 02:38 PM
just made the bars, fantastic, threw in some fibre aswell, choc and vanilla protein ,
quality

Hyperion
04-07-2007, 02:11 AM
:read:

Eric Cartman
04-17-2007, 07:31 PM
For some reason I can't find anything in any supermarket called Natty or Natural Peanut Butter... I found something called Soy Peanut Butter, is that any good?

clipse
05-24-2007, 12:50 PM
I just made this at lunch. It was pretty straight forward and simple to do. I'll wait till morning to try them. They are going to be my breakfast on the go unless I hate them. :)

clipse
05-25-2007, 07:09 AM
Ate one this morning. Pretty dry but great if you have milk with it. I think it will make a wonderful breakfast bar for me. :)

getb1g
09-09-2007, 08:50 PM
my recipe slightly altered

2 cups natural peanut butter
1/3Cup honey
5 scoops of whey, again you can add more if you like
2 cups dry oats
olive oil 2 TBSP

not too dry.. perfect consistency .

dpdd
09-10-2007, 04:32 AM
When you say 2 cup's of peanut butter do you actually mean to full cup's(as in what you drink coffee out of) cause that's a lot of peanut butter? Or is it American slang or something that im missing?

Negi
09-10-2007, 08:38 AM
Im going to try oats with chocolate flavour whey :D

Cirino83
09-18-2007, 12:37 PM
When you say 2 cup's of peanut butter do you actually mean to full cup's(as in what you drink coffee out of) cause that's a lot of peanut butter? Or is it American slang or something that im missing?

roughly 16 tablespoons = 1 cup. (I believe...could be wrong??)


It's used for measuring dry foods. Like a cup of pasta, cup of oats, etc.

http://www.all-creatures.org/recipes/images/u-meascups-dry.jpg

(the biggest one I'm pretty sure is the cup)


These bars truly are amazing. I eat 1-2 every day.

theman
09-23-2007, 07:54 AM
16 tsp honey, you can add however much you like


What does 16 tsp of honey equal? 1 cup? Has anyone figured it out? Also what kind of whey and oats did you use? Thanks.

theman
10-16-2007, 04:43 PM
1 last question. What kind of dry oats is it? Also I have Ultimate Nutrition ISO sensation 93 Cookies and Cream. Do you thin it will taste good if I add this to the recipe?

Cirino83
10-16-2007, 05:15 PM
its all about preference. try it and let us know how they taste...may be on to something here. although pb and cookies and cream doesn sound too good..

MasterCye
10-26-2007, 01:46 AM
Just like to thank you guys for a great recipe, it was easy to make and tastes great. :thumbup:

For those who find mixing the protein powder and oats in at the end difficult, this is what I found that works well:
- After you melt the PB and honey and just the protein power one scoop at a time, and mix well.
- When you've added all the protein powder you'll have a doughy mixture, at least I do. Toss it all into a mixing bowl, add the oats and mix with your hands(be careful it might still be a bit hot).

I've never failed to integrate all the ingredients this way.

thanks again.:)

charliebigspuds
11-06-2007, 09:42 AM
good protien bars they taste fine/better than the ones u buy..
i added some walnuts and dried apricots
a little butter to help it set
and 4 scoop whey vanilla/1 choc MMMmmmm
so hows many a day 1/2/3 god they are good.
just call me jamie oliver

Cirino83
11-06-2007, 12:00 PM
as far as how many....eat as many as you want as long as it fits into your daily goals...

D4V1D
11-06-2007, 10:52 PM
Wow, great recipe! These are more convenient for me.

Torrok
12-24-2007, 10:41 AM
last time i tried somthing like this one i screwed it up, so i was wondering, anyone think this might work?(im aiming for more protein)

2 cups PB
14 tbsp honey
5 scoops whey
1 cup oats

im afraid it might end up not sticking together XD

Shouji
01-15-2008, 06:33 PM
Sorry i'm ******ed when it comes to cooking, how does the process go for making these?

Mad Martigan
01-21-2008, 02:54 PM
I tweaked this just a bit and got accurate nutrition info:

10 Tablespoon Honey
2 Cups Peanut Butter
3 Scoops Whey
2 Cups Oats

Nutrition for WHOLE batch
348 carb
3760 cals – 60 fat cals
267 fat – 49 saturated
120 chol
234 protein
680 calcium
2720 sodium
1000 potassium
40 fiber

This is for the entire batch. Divide the macros up depending on the amount of bars you make it into!


I'm going to try this recipe tonight. Taste test tomorrow morning!

devo
01-21-2008, 05:13 PM
I made a batch of these up on the weekend. Since I'm cutting, I wanted to reduce the carb content. Here's the recipe I came up with:

peanut butter choco protein bars

2 cups oats (ground)
8 scoops whey (chocolate)
1/2 cup natty pb
water


grind oats, mix whey.
melt pb for 1 min in microwave
add water to oats/whey to form a mixture.
add pb and more water as necessary to bind together.

spread into 9x13 ( i got about 2 inches from the end, or 9x11)
chill* and cut (makes 8 bars)

* Note: I ended up freezing for an hour to make cuttiing easier. let it thaw for 10 minutes after taking out of freezer before cutting.

Nutritional Facts:
total recipe 2444 cals, 92g fat, 168g carb, 233g protein
per bar 305 cals, 11.5g fat 21g carb, 29g protein

Mad Martigan
01-22-2008, 01:29 AM
I'm going to try this recipe tonight. Taste test tomorrow morning!

Whoa. I don't know how these will taste, but they sure don't look like much now.

garjagan
01-22-2008, 12:33 PM
I saw this recipe on here about 1 year ago and I've been making and eating these pretty much every week since. They're like a mini meal you can eat in 5mins. Plenty of protein, a few carbs, some fibre, and lots of good fats. Plus, they taste ****-hot. (even better with a cup of tea to wash em down with!) Many thanks Hahn.

Notorious
01-26-2008, 05:57 PM
Anyone else find these really hard to swallow? Feels like I'm eating straight up peanut butter (jeez, I wonder why...)

Fighter_15
01-28-2008, 07:16 PM
I just made a batch. I tasted some of it before I put it in the fridge and it tastes amazing.

leveque
03-11-2008, 06:46 PM
Bump

I'm just bumping this up so the thread is still available. I'm too lazy to write down the recipe.

killxswitch
03-12-2008, 08:54 AM
Thanks to HahnB for this recipe. I just made some the other night and they actually taste great. Used a mix of natural and crunchy PB, 4 scoops of whey, a little cocoa, and some olive oil, rest of the ingredients were the same.

frank
03-12-2008, 05:18 PM
i used
2 cups pb - 128g protein
6 scoops whey - 138g protein
1/2 cup whole milk - 4g protein
1 cup oats - 10g protein
5 tbsp honey - 0 protein

280g protein for the whole tray

these can pretty much replace a meal for me, if you want to use them as bars this makes 4-6 bars depending on how much you are used to eating

if you want to modify it for cutting i would do this
2 cups pb - 128g protein
7 scoops whey - 151g protein
1 cup fat free milk - 8g protein
2 cup oats - 20g protein
2 tbsp honey - 0 protein

307g protein for the whole tray with less fat

HahnB
03-13-2008, 10:37 AM
I haven't made these in so long. I wonder what they would taste like with maximus.

Shouse94
03-17-2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the recipe. I added olive oil, 6 scoops of whey.
I'm going to cut out the honey in the future. I also liked the addition
of walnuts

Keith
03-17-2008, 03:56 PM
Never decided to make these until 2 days ago. I'm wondering if adding a liquid (milk or water) will make it not so dry when eating it but still hold together. Is this possible?

Cirino83
03-18-2008, 07:17 AM
Never decided to make these until 2 days ago. I'm wondering if adding a liquid (milk or water) will make it not so dry when eating it but still hold together. Is this possible?

Just add more honey. That's what I did and made it even almost moist.

Keith
03-18-2008, 08:17 AM
Just add more honey. That's what I did and made it even almost moist.

Sooo much sugaaaar!

Any alternative?

Cirino83
03-18-2008, 09:25 AM
^^ true.. I'm not sure what a good alternative would be. I guess you could try adding a little milk...not sure if it will work..but if it does that would be perfect and add some taste to it as well.

Keith
03-18-2008, 09:31 AM
^^ true.. I'm not sure what a good alternative would be. I guess you could try adding a little milk...not sure if it will work..but if it does that would be perfect and add some taste to it as well.

It would too.

I'd rather wait for a reply before testing it out, though.

Genacide
03-18-2008, 12:15 PM
I make a variation of this recipe and splash in some milk, but it still is pretty dry. I like to eat them with milk so it's not to bad.

koal4e
04-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Hmm this sounds odd as I do a similar formula and mine comes out like this...

Per Bar - 12 bars (6 Bars just double the below)

35g
Calories 119
Protein 9.9g
Carbohydrates 9.18g (Sugar 0.75g )
Fat 5.25g (Saturates 0.25g )
Fibre 1.65g
Sodium 0.0475g

Also for those talking of milk, I do use a splash to make it more palatable but you have to be careful with the amount of milk you use otherwise it goes too sticky.

I think the person who posted this must have got a little confused!

Genacide
04-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Hmm this sounds odd as I do a similar formula and mine comes out like this...

Per Bar - 12 bars (6 Bars just double the below)

35g
Calories 119
Protein 9.9g
Carbohydrates 9.18g (Sugar 0.75g )
Fat 5.25g (Saturates 0.25g )
Fibre 1.65g
Sodium 0.0475g

Also for those talking of milk, I do use a splash to make it more palatable but you have to be careful with the amount of milk you use otherwise it goes too sticky.

I think the person who posted this must have got a little confused!

The original post is for the entire mix, not per bar.

koal4e
04-08-2008, 01:12 PM
Ah thanks, but the post shows only 44 grams protein when mine equals 118.8 grams for the entire mix.....maybe this is just due to the amount of whey protein powder I add to my mix....dont know about anyone else but mine taste like Snickers bars lol.

I hope my nutritional breakdown helps a few folk.

kind
04-12-2008, 12:55 AM
Ah thanks, but the post shows only 44 grams protein when mine equals 118.8 grams for the entire mix.....maybe this is just due to the amount of whey protein powder I add to my mix....dont know about anyone else but mine taste like Snickers bars lol.

I hope my nutritional breakdown helps a few folk.

what ratio and mix do you do? snickers sounds good.

koal4e
04-12-2008, 05:01 AM
100g - Oats
100g - Peanut Butter
100g - Whey protein powder (use chocolate flavour to add to snickers taste)
4 Tablespoons of Honey
30ml - Milk
Raisins (If desired)

curiosity
04-12-2008, 07:22 AM
Sooo much sugaaaar!

Any alternative?

Use apple sauce, the pectin in the apple sauce retains moisture naturally and if you use the Motts all natural stuff its really low cal and low carb too

I find pureed pruned and apple sauce works wonders when replacing fat in recipes, that and things like dry curd cottage cheese or fat free cream cheese can add richness to things you bake

Ive made protein brownies this way and they come out soft, moist and moreish

ThomasG
04-28-2008, 07:10 AM
Just made mine and bagged them up, one for each day.

They taste good!

endersshadow
06-19-2008, 06:23 PM
Hmm this sounds odd as I do a similar formula and mine comes out like this...

Per Bar - 12 bars (6 Bars just double the below)

35g
Calories 119
Protein 9.9g
Carbohydrates 9.18g (Sugar 0.75g )
Fat 5.25g (Saturates 0.25g )
Fibre 1.65g
Sodium 0.0475g

Also for those talking of milk, I do use a splash to make it more palatable but you have to be careful with the amount of milk you use otherwise it goes too sticky.

I think the person who posted this must have got a little confused!

Based on 3 scoops of Nitrean, 2 cups of Jif PB, 16 tbsp of Giant Brand honey, and 2 cups of Quaker Oats...

For each bar (6 total):
Protein - 34g
Calories - 701.5g
Total Fat - 41.2g
Carbs - 49g
Sugar - 19.3g
Sodium - 7.8g

For each bar (12 total):
Protein - 17g
Calories - 350.8g
Total Fat - 22.6g
Carbs - 24.5g
Sugar - 9.7g
Sodium - 3.9g

Maybe I'll take a look at the cost later but I'd think you'd need to stock up on the products if you're doing the 6 bar method.

Does anyone know how difficult it is to get these bars off of the brownie pan?

dd2000
06-21-2008, 07:36 AM
Guys,

What can I add to this to give it a better taste. I made the exact recipe on the first page and they didn 't taste all that great. I'm going to change my protein powder to something else..is there anything additional I can throw on it? I was thinking chocolate chips, anything else to give it some good flavour?

Thanks

mike42506
06-28-2008, 12:12 AM
I am wondering this too. I need to buy some whey first...so I want to know what kind to get.
Thanks!

In my opinion the chocolate is the best tasting, especially for protein bars. Chocolate + PB = yum :)

TheGMan
07-28-2008, 01:42 AM
I am going to make these but am after ones with low carbs,

100g - Oats
100g - Peanut Butter
100g - Whey protein powder (use chocolate flavour to add to snickers taste)
4 Tablespoons of Honey
30ml - Milk
Raisins (If desired)
Would it be best to get rid of as much honey??

frank
07-28-2008, 09:13 AM
I am going to make these but am after ones with low carbs,

100g - Oats
100g - Peanut Butter
100g - Whey protein powder (use chocolate flavour to add to snickers taste)
4 Tablespoons of Honey
30ml - Milk
Raisins (If desired)
Would it be best to get rid of as much honey??

i dont think you need the honey, however it will help the ingredients stick together.

Ryno
07-31-2008, 01:02 PM
I made this recipe taking the changes he mentioned into consideration.

16 oz natural pb
2 cups oats
10 tbsp honey
3 scoops whey

I was crunching some numbers while I tried to figure out how much whey to use and the peanut butter cooled. I put in 3 scoops of whey and it was very dry. I had to mash it up with my hands. Then I divided it up evenly into a muffin pan.

I made 12 servings. Here are the numbers.

Cals 412.5
Carbs 31.92
Protein 18.08
Fat 22.79

AUMM
08-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Denaturation? You mean when whey is cooked?

Denaturation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denaturation_%28biochemistry%29)is what happens to proteins when they're cooked. It's fine.

I do NOT know HOW that silly myth got started.

from wikipedia:

"When a protein is denatured, the secondary and tertiary structures are altered but the peptide bonds between the amino acids are left intact. Since the structure of the protein determines its function, the protein can no longer perform its function once it has been denatured."