Thursday, October 22, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar Bites with @GoMightyNut #EatMighty

Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of Peanut Butter and Co. All opinions are, as per the usual, my very own. 

I'm so glad my kids can eat peanut butter. It would have been gone from our house without hesitation if they had shown any signs of an allergy, but we're in the clear and my belly is grateful. I absolutely love peanut butter. Any form of it. I eat it daily and it's one of the ten healthy foods I always buy (or make, depending on time). Is peanut butter high in calories? Yes. Is peanut butter bad for me? I don't think so, not when I eat the right amount. For years now, I've been having it on my apples, in my sandwiches, spread across bread and mixed into snacks and bars.

Peanut butter is

So when the opportunity to review Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter came to me, I accepted because #peanutbutter. And yum.

Use MightyNut Powdered Peanut Butter in recipes to save fat calories and add protein.
I've experimented with other powdered peanut butters in the past. I like using them in smoothies, oatmeal and baked goods. Not only can it add that delicious peanut butter flavor, it ups the protein factor without also increasing the fat factor. In fact, a single serving of Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter has 85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. So that's nice, right? And for what it's worth, it brings six grams of protein to the game. #sweetscore

Literally, it's peanut butter in powder form:

Try adding MightyNut Powdered Peanut Butter to recipes for great peanut butter flavor with less calories.
And it can definitely be switched from its dehydrated state to a regular scoop of peanut butter. It's a 2:1 ratio. So to every two tablespoons of peanut butter powder, you'll add one tablespoon of water and mix. Or, skip that and use it in recipes.

That's my favorite way to use powdered peanut butter.

For example, I used it in these peanut butter chocolate chip protein bar bites:

Protein bites are a delicious take-anywhere snack that satisfies the sweet tooth without adding too many calories to your diet.
I haven't shared a recipe in a long time, and I haven't baked this healthy snack in a long time, either. Yet another reason I wanted to check out this powdered peanut butter from Peanut Butter and Company.

Don't these look good?

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Seriously, they're so easy to make. And they taste like cookies. Literally, like cookies. I'm a huge fan of those KIND peanut butter and chocolate chip granola bars. So good for snacks at the gym. And these peanut butter chocolate chip protein bar bites taste just like them. So basically, they're healthy protein cookie ball bites.

Oh, what to name such a tasty creation.

Here's the recipe:

Source: Based on Blueberry Muffin Granola Bar Bites

• 1-1/2 C oats
• 1/3 C oat flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 C crushed almonds
• 1/3 C peanut butter
• 1 scoop vanilla Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter
• 1/2 C chocolate chips
• 1 tsp vanilla
• splash of water
1/2 C honey

Note: For the peanut butter, you can use whatever you have on hand, or you can mix your own with Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter (plain). To make enough for this recipe, I used 8 tbsp of powder and 4 tbsp of water.

1) Throw everything into a bowl and mix it up.

Simple ingredients mixed together make healthy protein snacks in minutes.
2) Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3) Preheat oven to 350F, then make golf balls with the dough.
4) Bake for 15 minutes, then cool.
5) Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I mean, so easy.

And so good.
Makes a ton:

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Two dozen, actually. Probably more if you don't sneak dough.

Best part, you can totally customize them to your liking. Possible additions to the above recipe: spices, other nuts, dried fruit, chia or flax seeds. Get creative, people. Your taste buds will thank you.

And to thank YOU for being awesome, one lucky Daily Dose reader will win a jar of Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter (and a branded measuring scoop, shown above) in the flavor of their choice.

Wait, flavor?

Yes. Four of them: Original, Vanilla, Chocolate and Flax/Chia.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Contest ends Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Midnight EST. One prize per person, so if you win this giveaway, you must let me know if you've already won a Might Nut prize from another blogger.

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