Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars; great for snacks, breakfast, or even lunch box treats!

I hope that everyone had an great weekend.  We spent the weekend with some wonderful friends.  My husband’s college roommate and his wife was in town.  We hadn’t seen them in over 3 years, so it was great to spend 2 full days with them.  We ate way too much food, but it was worth it.  Today they leave, and another friend shows up for a visit.  It is a jam packed week!  This afternoon we also get to go meet the teacher day at school.  I can’t believe I am going to have a 4th grader tomorrow.  Time is just going by way too fast!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars

I have never actually had a Larabar.  Is that bad?  I have seen lots of recipes recently for them, so I decided it was time to try them.  They are full of good for you ingredients, so they are a great change from the regular granola bars. They also make a great, quick on the go breakfast.

It should come as no surprise that for my first step into these bars, I went with a peanut butter and chocolate combo.  It has never steered me wrong before, so why question it this time.  The possibilities are endless though; chocolate, oatmeal chocolate chip, raisins, cranberries, other nuts etc.  Have fun testing out new combinations.  There is no baking involved, so they come together very quickly!

These were great to have on hand for a quick snack.  My 7 year old enjoyed them, and I felt good giving him a snack that was healthy, and not full of preservatives and chemicals.  I did not run the nutrition information, so I do not know how it compares to the store bought variety.

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