This quick recipe looked not only tasty, but realistic after an intense workout. I read that many runners like to carry these snacks along with them, so they can get a protein boost after a long run (Will, who has been a runner for many years, confirmed this). I made these the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were! Normally when I think of protein bars I think of that processed cardboard taste, but these treats were a different story altogether. I ate two post-workout last week, and I felt satisfied and didn't feel the urge to snack on unhealthy foods. The only problem is I can NEVER find unsweetened coconut. Ever. I'm convinced it doesn't actually exist, so I just used the standard sweetened coconut you find in the baking aisle at the grocery store.
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened flaky coconut
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1. Combine peanut butter, milk powder, and coconut in a large bowl.