re·cipe: Arbonne protein bars

January 8, 2013 Baltimore, MD, USA

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Who remembers no-bake cookies? You know, those yummy, cold clusters of chocolate and oatmeal with some peanut butter mixed in? Yumm! I was having a sweet tooth the other night and was seriously contemplating making a batch. But, I'm trying to be good and stocked up on all sorts of healthy things lately. I was pretty close to giving in and making one type of dessert or another.

Lucky me, I remembered the Arbonne protein shake mix. I'm not a big shake person, so it's not always an item I have in my house. But, I happened to have it, and I remembered the gazillion recipes people have come up with for Arbonne nutritional products. From flavored shakes to desserts galore, I knew I could whip up something I would enjoy and could justify eating.




Since no-bake cookies had been on my brain, I stuck to the most basic recipe published by the peeps at Arbonne themselves: protein bars. I know the name conjures up thoughts of the not so yummy bars you see at the stores, but I had tried these before, and my first bite took me right to no-bake cookie land. I took one look at the recipe and scolded myself for not doing this before. It was SO easy!

For those who don't know, Arbonne is a Swiss-formulated health and wellness company whose offerings range from skincare and makeup to supplements, energy drinks, and these protein shakes! Most everything is certified vegan AND gluten free...and full of benefits. That being said, I feel just fine eating these, even if they taste no different from a sugar-loaded no-bake cookie.

Arbonne Protein Bars

by re•solve
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Refrigerate 1 hour
Ingredients (28 bars)
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups honey
  • 3 cups instant oats
  • 2 1/4 cups Arbonne Protein Powder (all chocolate chocolate or 1/2 chocolate 1/2 vanilla)
Instructions
Microwave peanut butter and honey for about a minute. Mix well.
Mix in Arbonne protein powder.
Mix in oats, one cup at a time.
Pack into a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
Cool in refrigerator for an hour and cut into 28 squares.

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11 comments

  1. Bekah, thanks for bringing this treat to the table. Cheers

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  2. What is the nutrition facts: calories, protein, carbs
    Do you eat 1 square for breakfast?

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I tried to reply to your comment but it looks like you are a no-reply blogger and I could not find contact info for you by clicking your username. The info will vary based on the ingredients you use, how many bars you cut the batch into, etc. If you get your e-mail to me, I can send you the nutrition facts for our protein for a more accurate calculation. You can eat these anytime - I prefer them as a snack or dessert!

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  3. If you use agave instead of honey how much would you use?

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      Whether you use honey or agave, the amounts are the same. I would recommend local honey over agave, however. Here's a good article on why I came to feel that way: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/agave-this-sweetener-is-f_b_537936.html

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  4. Just made these today, September 9th, and they were a snap! Easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing.
    ~BECKI

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  5. Just made these today, September 9th, and they were a snap! Easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing.
    ~BECKI

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  6. Can I use the meal replacement power chocolate instead of protein powder?

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  7. Second time in a 2 week period I'm making these. Easy and nutritional!

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