cookie butter protein bars 

4 ounces whey protein isolate powder (plain)
3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of coconut milk
1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder (or none)
small pinch of salt
hefty pinch of cinnamon
½ cup cookie butter
1 ripe banana

chopped peanuts, optional, for decorating the tops
you could also add in raisins or other nuts

cook notes: make sure to use a plain protein powder; not sure how flavored would taste. 
This recipe is a great base for any kind of add in's: you can experiment with various nut butters,
add in raisins, nuts, coconut, give it a drizzle of chocolate on top, etc... 
If you don't want chocolate, then omit the cocoa powder. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. 
If you feel confident, go ahead and mold them into squares. 
If dough is too loose for you then cover dough and place in fridge to firm up for about 15-30 minutes. 
You should get about 8 -10 squares/rectangles. 
Place on parchment lined baking sheet about ½ apart (the bars don’t spread when baking). 
Bake about 15-20 minutes. 
You’ll know when they are done when the bars are slightly firm to the touch. 
Don’t look for browned edges—it won’t happen. 
You should get about 8-10 squares/rectangles; depending on how you shaped them.