No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars, No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars, No Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars, and No Bake Energy Balls

No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsps. chia seeds
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsps. honey.

Combine milk, peanut butter, and honey in a large bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds; stir and microwave for an additional 45 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until all is combined. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and press mixture evenly in the pan. Freeze for 15 minutes to set; cut into bars. Store in air-tight container in your freezer or fridge up to one week.

No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Cooking spray
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups puffed cereal
2 Tbsps. wheat germ
1/2 cup peanuts, rough chopped
1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, coconut, apricot, etc.)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsps. maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 Tbsp. cinnamon

Spray 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together oats, puffed cereal, wheat germ, peanuts, and dried fruit; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, honey, canola oil, protein powder, and cinnamon; microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute; stir until smooth. Pour warm mixture over dry mixture and stir with a spatula until combined. Pour mixture into baking pan and press firmly. Allow mixture to cool completely before cutting into bars.

No Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup protein powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine the almond butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 10-15 seconds until softened; mix together. Mix the rolled oats and protein powder together in a separate bowl; add to the almond butter and honey mixture, mix thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips, then transfer to a greased 8 x 8 inch or 10 x 10 inch pan, (or use parchment paper); press firmly. Freeze for 20-30 minutes before cutting. Store in freezer or in the fridge for one week.

No Bake Energy Balls
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp. chip seeds (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine oats, peanut butter, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, honey, chia seeds, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Remove dough from refrigerator; roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. (Can also put into a 10 x 10 inch pan and cut into bars if desired). Store in air-tight container in the fridge for one week or freeze.

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