Protein Bars are great for snacking on the go and getting your protein in quickly and conveniently between meals, but many protein bars on the market are quite pricey and some are filled with all kinds of sugars, artificial ingredients and fillers. The best way to avoid these issues is to go for the cheap and simple option – making your own!
Making protein bars at home is much easier than it may seem. The recipe below is for no-bake protein bars, so they don’t even require baking!
Servings: 6 bars
Macros (per serving): Calories 215 kcal, Protein 21g, Carbs 7.8g, Fat 11g, Fibre 4g
- 4 scoops Vanilla Whey
- 4 Tbsps Coconut Flour
- 130ml Almond Milk
- 4 Tbsps Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Several drops of Toffee Flavdrops** (or sub. 1 Tbsp Stevia or Honey)
- 1 bar of Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate
**Flavdrops are zero-calorie natural sweeteners from MyProtein that come in a range of flavours. These are great because the flavour and sweetness is so strong that you only need a few drops at a time. The toffee flavour is highly recommended!
1. Add the vanilla whey, coconut flour, peanut butter and almond milk into a mixing bowl and mix them all together until combined.
2. If the mixture feels very dry, add a tiny bit more milk. If it feels too wet, add a tiny bit more flour (but only a tiny bit at a time! A little coconut flour goes a long way). You’re basically looking for the perfect consistency – You need the mix to be soft and squishy enough to mould into bars, but not so soft that they won’t hold their shape.
3. Once you’ve reached the right texture, add 1 tsp cinnamon and your desired sweetener until you’re happy with the taste of the “dough”.
4. Take around half of your dark chocolate bar and break up into small chunks.
5. Stir the pieces of dark chocolate carefully into your mixture, trying to distribute them evenly around the dough.
6. Now time to get your hands dirty! Pick up the dough and mould into 6 bars.
7. Take the remaining dark chocolate and melt it by placing it in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.
8. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over each of the bars.
9. Transfer your bars to the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden and the bars to set.
10. After about 1 hour, your bars should be fully set and can be stored in the fridge or wrapped in clingfilm for taking out and snacking on the go!