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Strawberry Protein Power Bars

A lightly sweetened granola bar that makes the perfect snack to stave off hunger.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 8 ounces almonds, pecans and pistachio kernels, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 ounces 70% cocoa dark choclate
  • 2 ounces freeze dried strawberries, crushed

Prep time: 15 minutes

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, protein powder, nuts, honey and applesauce. Mix with hands until mixture is fully moistened. Reserve.
  3. In a medium bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Pour into baking pan and spread evenly to coat the bottom. Sprinkle with freeze dried strawberries.
  4. Crumble the oat and nut mixture on top and press firmly into pan.
  5. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cut into 14 bars.

Recipe courtesy of the ALDI test kitchen. Visit ALDI.us for more kid-friendly recipes!

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