I have made many versions of these Sprinkle Power Bars, or into balls, for the girls for sports snacks. Sprinkles make everything fun and taste better! Or we think so. We like to customize them using sprinkles in their team colors for soccer or other activities like volleyball. The girls have been asking for them again as soccer has started, usually making into balls for soccer, but with all the bars we have in the house right now I wasn’t sure I would make them. When I realized we had some Nuttzo that hat to be used up and we will be running The Color Run I decided to make a batch with rainbow sprinkles!
There isn’t really a right or wrong way to make these you just want to get the mixture down not to be too wet and not too dry that they don’t stick together. You can use any nut butter you have on hand. The girls love them with peanut butter or almond butter usually but again I had Nuttzo I had to use up. Shh I have some Chocolate Nuttzo that has to be used up so I am going to make another batch for soccer next week using that and their team colors! If you don’t want to use protein powder you can replace that with oat flour. For cereal you can mix and match other cereal, just start with 2 1/2 cups and add more as needed so it is not to wet. I will be making the batch next week with Peanut Butter Puffs or Puffins! If using a larger cereal like puffins chop the cereal up (not too fine) or you can make these Peanut Butter Puffins Bars. Like sprinkles? Check out my Sprinkle Surprise Protein Balls!
We got sprinkle power, yes we do, we got sprinkle power, how about you?!
Sprinkle Power Bars
Makes a 9×9 or 8×8 pan, 16 bars
3 3/4c rice crispies, or gluten-free puffed rice cereal
1c oat flour*
1/2c vanilla protein powder (used Vega Protein Smoothie Viva Vanilla)*
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3/4c peanut butter, almond butter, or nut butter of choice (Nuttzo)
3/4c raw agave, or honey
1-2 TBSP sprinkles (or add ins of choice)
*To make without protein powder use 3/4 oat flour or a little more if too sticky and you want a drier firmer texture.
Line a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl combine cereal and oat flour. In a large bowl mix together protein powder, vanilla extract, salt, nut butter, and agave until smooth. Stir the cereal mixture into the wet mixture and mix until well combine. If using other cereal adjust as needed if too wet. Place in the freezer to harden before cutting into bars. Store bars in the fridge, or freezer for longer storage, until ready to enjoy.
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive some Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me , I do purchase many on my own as well, but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts.