Morgan’s Peanut Butter Protein Bars
These protein bars are mentioned in The Walking Dead, but never seen. Why? Because Michonne probably ate Morgan’s last one.
These are listed as a breakfast item in The Walking Dead cookbook, but they make a great snack as well.
They are “no bake” which is always nice, and just required some initial cooking over the stove.
Once the peanut butter, maple syrup, and honey were heated to the point where they mixed evenly, I added in the cinnamon. Then I let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes before adding in the other ingredients, including puff cereal, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips.
I probably should have let it cool a little bit further before tossing in the chocolate chips, since they ended up melting quite a bit instead of staying in chip-form.
Then everything is poured and pushed flat into a parchment-lined glass baking dish, and then refrigerated for a couple of hours until they stay together on their own.
Finally, I chopped them up into smaller bars to grab on the go.
The bars tasted pretty good! We enjoyed them, and they were fairly simple to make.
We liked these! I thought the cinnamon was a bit too overpowering, but my husband didn’t think so. Then again he doesn’t usually like peanut butter (I know, he’s a monster), so maybe the cinnamon helped hide the enough of the peanut butter flavor for him.
I would also remove the dried cranberries in the future, but that’s mostly a personal preference.
This one is easy to make. Cook the wet ingredients over heat, and then mix in the dry ones before pressing into a baking dish.
Cost: Below Average
You will likely have a lot of the ingredients already: peanut butter, maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, chocolate chips… We ended up needing to buy the puffed rice cereal (which is NOT the same as Rice Krispies, I discovered), the dried cranberries, and the sunflower seeds.
I’d recommend adding in less cinnamon than the recipe calls for.
Personally, I’d also remove the dried cranberries. You could also add in other seeds, nuts, dried fruits, and other dry ingredients to personalize the recipe for your taste buds.