My middle son is a tiny guy so I am always trying to come up with calorie dense but healthy snacks.
I found a recipe for Grunt Bars and tweaked it to our taste...LINK
- 0.5 c apple juice concentrate
3/4 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
6 cups crushed bran flakes* cereal(1-17 oz box is just right!)
0.5 cup shredded coconut
4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder*
1 cup raisins or dried fruit or any nuts or chocolate chips you desire
*use buckwheat flakes for GF
make sure your whey protein is GF too, some brands are not
Mix together in a large mixing bowl the cereal,coconut,and protein powder(and optional fruit/nuts),set aside.
Immediately pour hot mixture over cereal mixture and combine well. Mold into a well greased 9x13 inch pan,pressing down firmly. Let cool and harden completely then dump out onto cutting board and cut into 1 1/2 x 3 inch bars.