Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars
Seeing how much I love peanut butter, there’s no questioning why I loved those Peanut Butter Crunch Bars by PureFit. Although they weren’t as sweet as my tastebuds would’ve liked, they were packed with peanut flavor, 18g of protein and only 220 calories.
I usually reserve bars for emergency snacks only, since they aren’t the most nutritious snack out there, but they are always great to have on hand since they are satisfying and filling. I also find that bars prevent me from making bad food choices. On one hand, I could go to the McDonald’s drive thru, but on the other hand, I could whip out a delicious, chewy peanut butter bar… I choose the peanut butter option.
But since I reserved bars for emergencies, I made excuses to be in emergencies. For example, I would take way too much time getting ready in the morning just so I would “run late” and have a legitimate excuse to grab a couple bars on my dash out the door 😉
But now that I’m avoiding added sugars (to the best of my ability), I have since then cut out storebought bars. The main reason I’ve cut out bars though, is because I am now allergic to just about every ingredient they usually contain (like whey, casein, soy, egg white, etc). Don’t worry though, you won’t be able to tell these bars are hypoallergenic, and not to mention healthy! They taste way too sweet to be sugar free, way too fudgy to be vegan, and way too peanut buttery to be considered a diet food. You’ll definitely enjoy (maybe fall in love with?) these 6-ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars!
Since these bars were inspired by PureFit’s Peanut Butter Crunch Bars, iiiiit’s…
NUTRITION LABEL SHOWDOWN TIME!!
PureFit’s label is on the left, Desserts with Benefit’s label is on the right:
While both bars are a healthy snack option (definitely better than a drive-thru), my Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars are:
- lower calorie, lower sodium and lower carb
- sugar free and cholesterol free
- high fiber and high protein
- rich in calcium and iron
I should call these nutrition powerhouse bars! You must make these soon, and since they are 50 gazillion times healthier than storebought bars, you don’t need to make up any lame excuses like I did 😉
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