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Heidi Strickler – Dietitian

February 12, 2015 Comments (1) Nutrition

Protein Bar Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter “Gnarly Bars”


As trail runners we’re on the go a lot! We run a dozen miles in the mountains, change in the parking lot, and slip into work as most people are starting their first cup of coffee. These “gnarly bars” are a great pre-run, post-run, or mid-run snack to keep you moving when you’re on the go.



“Gnarly Bar”



2 cups natural (unsweetened) peanut butter

2 1/4 cups Gnarly Nutrition chocolate whey

3 cups oats (blend into flour optional after measuring)

1 cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup ground flax seed

1/2 cup agave

1 cup water



Add all ingredients except the water to mixer and mix. Slowly add in up to 1 cup of water. Press into 9×13 pan, cover and refrigerate.

Other Suggestions:

For a mid-run or pre-run version, use 1 cup of honey and 1/2 cup water instead of the listed agave and water for a higher-carb version.




One Response to Protein Bar Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter “Gnarly Bars”

  1. Chris Fogg says:

    So would this work if I used whey liquid drained off of homemade yogurt? I have this on hand and it could be swapped out for the h20.

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