These Pumpkin Protein Bars taste just like pumpkin pie, but they are easy, healthy and great for on the go breakfasts or snacks!
This is the story about a man named Johnny, a man named Johnny, a man named Johnny. This is the story about a man named Johnny and Johnny was his NAMEEEEEEEE
Sing it A…
Ok. I’ll stop. But, do you know that song? Basically you repeat it over and over and over and over until you make your parents want to disown you as a child. It’s especially fun to sing on REALLY long road trips when you’re with your cousins, so there is more people to aid in the sing-age.
Not that I did that growing up.
I also didn’t make up my own version about the song being about a candle named candle.
I could be lying about that though. (I’m not.)
This isn’t actually about a man named Johnny (Mr. FFF would be sad) OR a candle named candle. I just sat down, started wondering what to write, and that song popped into my head.
That’s what I thought.
HOW-EV-ER, there IS a story about these Pumpkin Protein Bars (are your surprised? The sequel) so pull up a chair, grab your cup of coffee and come cuddle.
Errrr. Come sit. Right.
Once upon a time in a kitchen far, far away, there was a girl named Taylor. She loved creating tasty treats, especially when they were healthy homemade protein bars that pumpkin.. One day, she decided to embark on the journey of a lifetime and channel that love into what she thought were going to be delicious bars full of protein and pumpkin perfection.
That was until the ANGRY BAD FOOD Dragon monster struck her recipe-creating abilities right in the heart. 15 TIMES.
Well. Sort of. Because I bet you’re really confused and no amount of coffee or energy bites are bringing you any clarity. The usual.
First off. There really was no dragon in my kitchen. Unless you count Mr. FFF right after waking up, but this is neither here nor there.
Dragons just make better stories. We all watched Shrek.
Second, the whole “striking in the heart 15 times” things means I literally tested this recipe 15 TIMES. Like one five. 1 5. 1 + 5. Wait. That’s only 6. 10 + 5. There.
You get it.
I usually have a 3 times and you’re out approach to recipe development, HOW-EV-ER, each time they got better and better. I also really just wanted to be able to create something that tasted like pumpkin pie, but I could eat it on the reg’. You understand.
BUT, you know what, the 15th time was a charm. These homemade protein bars have like -5 ingredients (read: 9. Which is less fingers than you have and WAY less than the ingredient list on store bought bars) and they are SOFT like SO to the FT
Whatever that means.
They’re also full of spice and have a little bit of CRUNCHY CRUNCHY NUM on top. Just to keep your taste buds interested.
You know what I say to that?
You thought I forgot.
Now, go and eat ALL the protein bars to COMPLETELY counter-act those mini chocolate bars that I know you are going to steal from your kidlets.
Make sure to also check out the Pumpkin Protein Bar recipe over on Food Fanatic!
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Pumpkin Protein Bars from around the web:
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