I made these today. So delicious! The whole house smelled so good and with 19 grams of protein per bar, I'll probably never buy another protein bar again. These are amazing and don't have any weird taste like so many of the bars out there have.
I did use butter because that is all I had. I also spread them out on my big 1/2 sheet cookie sheet. Since they were thinner I only baked them for 45 minutes. I put a handful of raisins and pecans on one side of the pan and a handful of chocolate chips and pecans on the other, then just pressed the oat mix on top evenly. They are both great. I think next time I will soak the raisins a bit before hand as the raisins on the edges were pretty dry.
I had never used Texturized Vegetable/Soy Protein before. I found it in the bulk bins at the grocery store. I'll definitely be looking for more recipes that use it though as I thought these were so good. I love molasses and cinnamon. Yum!