Peanut Butter Protein Breakfast Bars
No better way to start the day than a protein and caffeinated infused breakfast bar. Check out this killer recipe and let us know your thoughts!
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups Sinister Spreads (divided)
2 cups oatmeal (not quick)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1-2 teaspoons vanilla (depending on your taste)
3 tablespoons cocoa
2-3 cups of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream the sugar, brown sugar, and sinister spread together. Add the vanilla, eggs, and 1 cup peanut butter and stir to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
Spread dough on a greased jelly roll pan (18x13x1"). Bake for 15 minutes (until golden brown).
While hot spread the other 1 1/2 cups sinister spread on top - it helps to drop spoonfuls all over the top of the bars, then spread after the peanut butter has started to melt.
Let cool until the sinister spread has become solid again (I usually throw them in the fridge so they set up faster and so I can eat them sooner!).
While cooling, mix together frosting ingredients with a hand mixer and then spread on top of bars.