Peanut Butter Protein Bars
¼ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter (pref chunky) at room temperature
4oz cream cheese, softened
1 ¾ cups vanilla flavored whey protein powder
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Slenda
½ cup chopped peanuts
Melt the butter (a microwave works well for this), and add the peanut butter and softened cream cheese to it. Mix together with a spoon (no need to drag out a blender or mixer), and then add the protein powder, vanilla, Splenda and peanuts; stir well. (It will be very crumbly)
Taste and see if it is sweet enough. If not, add a little more Splenda.
Press the mixture firmly into an 8x8 inch pan. Slice into 12 pieces and put the whole pan in the freezer. Remove when the bars are firm.
Yield: 12 bars, each with 9 grams of carb, 1 gram of fiber, for a total of 8 grams of usable carbs and 31 grams of protein.
*For storage, it’s a good idea to package these in individual zipper –lock bags in the freezer.