Mini No-Bake Energy Protein Bars

These super easy and delicious no-bake energy protein bars are always a hit at my house. These could pass for vegetarian if you you consume dairy products. I make mine with Wow Butter since I have a peanut allergy. It tastes just like the real deal. I also use super seed mix to sneak in a bit more protein and fibre.

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Mini No Bake Energy Protein Bars

  • Servings: 24-30
  • Difficulty: easy ... but sticky
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Ingredients:
◦ 2 cups instant/quick oats
◦ 1 cup wow butter
◦ 2/3 cup honey
◦ 3/4 cup super seed mix
◦ 2 tsp vanilla
◦ 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:
Mix everything in a medium to large bowl, making sure that everything is coated.
Form into bars or balls.
Refrigerate until they become slightly solid.
They will remain kind of squishy.

Keep cool.

Ingredients no bake energy protein bar super seed mix

Super Seed Mix?

I came across the super seed mix at Bulk Barn.
It is really easy to make your own as well.
Super seed mix is a combination of golden flax seed, hulled hemp seed, and chia seed. Mix it all up in a container and you’re good to go. Ratios are up to you, but even why I buy pre-made it at bulk barn, I tend to add in more hulled hemp seed.
I use it on my cereal and granola while my husband likes to add it to smoothies.

Making your own no-bake energy bars

It’s really simple:
Mix everything in a bowl, and make into bars or balls.

I prefer to use local raw honey to help boost my immune system and help it fight off local allergens.Due to the pandemic, I was a bit limited on what ingredients I could get. The one we bought was made in Quebec, but still came in a plastic container. The plan is to reuse the bottle to make squeezable paint for Teghan.

I would be considered a lacto-ovo vegetarian, as I consume some dairy and eggs — if they are baked into things. Being a picky eater so I do not consume most of the typical plant based proteins that vegetarians consume.
I buy Pure Whey by Revolution Nutrition. It is a bit more of a natural protein powder and made in Quebec (or at least I was told this when I worked at GNC Canada). I would love to find a protein that that I like that is available in bulk do avoid the plastic canisters.

The silicone mould was a recent purchase to support my cousin’s epicure venture. In the future, I think I will cut these tiny bars in half to make bite size protein energy snacks, and feel like I am eating more of them.
If you don’t have a pan or mould, simply roll a tablespoonful of the mix into a ball.

Customise your no bake energy protein bars

These no bake energy bars are so easy to customise.
Throw in some other seeds that you like.
Use peanut butter if you’re not allergic to it.
Mix in some chocolate chips.
Change up the flavour of your protein powder.

I used to make mine with chocolate chips but wanted to get the sugar and calories down a little bit. My kids never even noticed. Since I used a lot of seeds, they are crunchy.

What you would add in to your no bake protein energy bars to make them your own?

No Bake Energy Protein bars


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WowButter Cookies — Only 3 Ingredients!

This is my new favourite recipe.
Made with WowButter, it is peanut free and it tastes JUST like the real deal.
It is also super easy because it only has three ingredients!

Wow Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 1 dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

• 1 cup WowButter
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 egg

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°
Combine ingredients and mix until smooth.
Spoon into balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet and make a crisscross pattern with a fork.
Bake for 6-8 minutes.
Let them cool then enjoy!

Makes at least a dozen.
Using a tablespoon measuring soon, I have made 20 cookies.
It depends on how big you make your cookies

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About three years ago, I developed a peanut allergy.
My favourite cookie in the world was peanut butter cookies.

A while back, I came across WowButter.
It is a peanut and tree nut free soy based peanut butter alternative. My middle kiddo was so upset that she could no longer enjoy peanut butter at home. To our surprise, this tastes just like peanut butter.
The down side for me is that it is soy based and has palm oil.

I try to stay away from soy as it has been said that soy can be an endocrine disrupter. Palm oil … the manufacturer of WowButter claims that their palm oil is sourced sustainably from a supplier that is part of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil.

Why is palm oil bad?
In some places, the cultivation of palm oil leads to deforestation. There have been reports of mass animal slaughtering as they flee the forests.
Palm oil trees produce more oil than traditional oil crops and require less land.

Back to the cookies . . .
The first time I made these simple three ingredient WowButter cookies, I almost cried. Happy tears. I thought I would never get to enjoy the deliciousness that is peanut butter cookies.

I am tempted to try WowButter cups.
I miss my peanut butter cups but I am intimidated by melting chocolate. I once cooked it too long and ruined fudge.