These homemade protein bars are Paleo friendly and require only 5 ingredients and one bowl! They’re soft chewy and perfect for a healthy, portable snack!
Me: “Yes, they love cookie dough that is just slightly under-baked and ooey gooey. Not like, you know, completely RAW and with UNCOOKED EGGS..”
Mr. FFF “No. The bars are fine babe, they’re just really, REALLY soft. Which is what you’re going for right?”
Me: “I’m going for “soft” like soft-BAKED. Not “soft” like “soft-give-you-salmonella-and-who-knows-what-else-RAW”
Hubs: “That Salmonella thing is totally a myth. I’m a nurse, I know these things.”
IF you’re wondering where the latest and greatest #marriedliveconversations brought to you be yours truly and her nutso crazy spouse came from, it was the development of this high protein snack-age
They were kind of like that homemade almond butter that we spread on our faces on Monday, in the sense that I made them about eleventy billion hundred thousand times.
It’s a real number yo’. Ask Wikipedia. It does not LIE.
And for the first 4 trial and errors, I achieved tasty-yumminess. How-EV-er, these bars were the Jedi mind tricksters of the “I LOOK BAKED, BUT I AM 100% NOT BAKED AT ALL, AND IMMA KILL YOU IF YOU EAT ME” world.
Unless, you know, you’re my husband apparently.
Every. Single. Time that I baked them, and tweaked the recipe, they would PUFF up and look all tempting and golden and soft and GIMME THE WHOLE PAN NOW. I would even do that mean thing that we do to baked goods and POKE it right in its center with a tooth pick. It even followed the Jedi suit, and came out clean.
The bars sank. Like SANK. Like I-don’t-even-know-how-they-were-still-in-the-pan-they-were-so-low. They should have sank right through it onto the FLOOR.
Dramatic? Me? NEVAH.
And they were SOMEHOW RAW.
Or “under-baked and cookie dough like” according to the man-who-shall-not-be-named-because-he-is-trying-to-kill-you.
Which, I can’t confirm or deny, was the inspiration for the cookies and cream paleo protein bars. No baking = NO RISK.
Obviously, I didn’t post those. You should know, however, that Mr. FFF ate them all.
And he is still alive.
I’ll keep you posted on that one though.
FINALLY, after aforementioned zillion million attempts, SUCCESS was reached.
Success in the form of ONE BOWL (REJOICE!) ONLY 5 ingredients (salt DOES not count as one, capeesh?) which I bet you probably have RIGHT NOW.
Success In the form of…well, the form of bars. Because that’s what they are.
I was trying to get all wordy and tell you how they are lightly sweet with a light springy texture that kind of sort of MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH as you munch.
But, I guess I just did anyway.
MAYBE IT WAS ON PURPOSE.
You’ll never know.
I’m sharing the Homemade Protein Bar Recipe on WholeYum today, so head there to check it out!
If you make this recipe, please remember to tag @Foodfaithfit and #foodfaithfitness on Instragram! I LOVE seeing your recipe recreations!
Want more protein bars?
Healthy Cornbread Protein Bars
Protein Bars from around the web:
No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars – The Healthy Maven
Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars – Healthy Recipe Ecstacy