Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars

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I am always looking for healthy snacks to help curb my hunger between meals. These healthy peanut butter quinoa bars are the perfect snack because they are easy to make and can be eaten at home or on the go. I love the addition of the dark chocolate chips as it helps to satisfy my sweet tooth! And I like to make these on Sundays and snack on them throughout the week!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total time: 26 minutes
Yield: 9 bars

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator Peanut Butter

2 cups cooked quinoa (equal to 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa)
2 cups steel cut oats
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

1. Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the package. Allow it to cool before moving forward.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars - Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the package

2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3. Combine the cooked quinoa, steel cut oats, chopped chocolate chips, and flaxseed in a bowl, and mix to combine.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars - Combine the cooked quinoa, steel cut oats, chopped chocolate chips, and flaxseed

4. Add in the peanut butter, milk, honey, and cinnamon, and stir to combine. Spray the 1/3 measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray before measuring the honey to ensure that it doesn’t stick to the cup.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars - Add in the peanut butter, milk, honey, and cinnamon

5. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer the peanut butter quinoa mixture to the baking pan and distribute evenly.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars - Transfer the peanut butter quinoa mixture to the baking pan and distribute evenly

6. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and allow the bars to cool. Cut and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars - Cut and store in an airtight container in the fridge

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars

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What other ingredients would you add to these bars?

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