1 Cup uncooked rolled oats (use regular oatmeal, not instant oats)
1/4 Cup flax seeds or flax meal
1/4 Cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 Cup filtered water
1 Scoop chocolate protein powder
*optional: 1/4 Cup cocoa powder for dark chocolate bars!
1. Grind the oats in the food processor until they are mostly fine.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and grind until well combined. Make sure you are using a food processor, this could get messy in a blender (unless you have a powerful Vitamix). You will want to stop the blade a few times during the mixing process and scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly combined.
3. Line a small baking dish with wax paper and press the protein bar mixture into the shape of the dish.
4. Chill the bars in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Cut the bars into 8 even squares for portion control.