This is the recipie that I started with thanks to the internet....
2 cups corn syrup
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups natural peanut butter, preferably fresh ground
1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon (or more) cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups naturade vegetable protein powder (available at health food stores)
3 cups oats, quick or old fashioned, pureed into a powder in a food processor
Mix the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in protein powder until the mixture becomes too stiff, then use your hands to mix. Add in oats; at this point upper body strength is required. The dough will be very stiff. After mixing, spread onto a 11.5" X 15" jelly roll pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate for at least one hour; cut into 30 bars, and place each into a Ziploc bag or store them somehow. They will remain fresh longer if refrigerated. Happy eating!
Here's what I actually use
2 cups corn syrup (Or Brown rice syrup which is better, but more expensive)
2 cups peanut butter (Soon to try Almond butter)
2 cups of Textured Vegetable Protein (Cheap over at HyVee)
3 cups of Oats (as is)
Optional Bits, pick and choose:
1-2 cups of Soy Nuts(Roasted Soy beans)
A couple scoops of Vanilla Soy Milk powder.(scoop ~= tbsp)
1 heaping table spoon of cocoa
Any other dried fruit you care to add...
I'm always interested in ideas for these things.
I highly reccomind adding peanuts or soynuts(which I like better) to the bars, since it adds some good texture to it.
Prunes make them extra sticky, but are really tasty.
Microwaving the peanut butter to *really* makes it easier to mix up.
I wrap my bars in aluminum foil directly after cutting them up, and store them in the fridge.
The non-stick spray is important, it makes life way easier.
I tried chopping up the oats more once, it was a messy pain and I find that I prefer more texture to the bars so I keep them whole