FoodIn a continuing collaboration with Scott over at Straight to the Bar, we will be writing about food and recipes for the month of January. This week, Scott shares a method for making your own protein bars out of a few simple ingredients.

Scott’s recipe calls for equal amounts of peanut butter, protein powder and flour. You mix them together in a bowl or food processor to create a dough-like substance, spread it in a pan, and freeze it. Once frozen, you can cut it into individual bars and then pop it back in the freezer. That’s all there is to it!

You can mix and match different additives to enhance the flavor, or swap the flour out for something like ground oats.

I will be giving this recipe a try, but I have to admit that this probably won’t work as a mainstay for me. I have plenty of healthy foods available at home to eat after a workout, and the only time I eat energy or protein bars are when I’m working out away from home (which is 50-90% of the time depending upon the week.) A frozen treat isn’t ideal, and I would like to find a cheaper alternative. I don’t mind the simple recipe, but protein powder around here costs 80 cents to a dollar per scoop when bought in a 5 gallon bucket, and a cup of powder will be at least 4 or 5 scoops I would imagine.

You can see Scott’s recipe here:

Here’s a video that Kent made of a very similar recipe (he includes butter, splenda and vanilla syrup):

Do you have any home-made energy bar recipes that are worth sharing?