Quick and Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Soy Protein Bars

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READY IN: 2hrs 3mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pan
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup roasted soybeans (or soy nuts)
  • 1
    cup brown crisp rice cereal or 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1
    cup textured vegetable protein
  • 1
    pinch salt (but brings out flavor) (optional)
  • 13
  • 13
    cup brown rice syrup
  • 2
    2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice sugar (bulk bin) or 2 tablespoons date sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line an 8 inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place soybeans in a food processor and pulse to chop. Alternatively, you may leave them whole or crush them slightly in a bag.
  • Combine soy beans, brown rice crisp cereal and TVP. Toss with salt.
  • In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, brown rice syrup and evaporated cane juice (or sugar). Heat on high in microwave for 1 minute, stopping to stir halfway through.
  • Dump crunchy soy mixture into peanut butter mixture and stir until well coated. Press mixture tightly into pan.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Score into 8 bars.
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