Saturday, 12 July 2014

Home Made Protein Bars

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend so far!

Yesterday I went for Japanese with a friend, before we went to the cinema and later on enjoyed music, more cath-up times and a refreshing glass of rosê. Today, I'll be doing a little bit of cooking and studying. But first I thought I'd drop by to share a little treat with you.

Not wanting to spend all your money on protein bars for post-work out snacks? How about that big container of powder you've got sitting in the cupboard that you never actually really mix out like a shake?

I have only had one or two protein shakes in my life, and so when I bought the protein powder, it was for the intention of baking with it. Now this, this isn't a baking recipe as such, but you do get two tasty protein bars out of it, now that's a bit of a win right there, yeh?

Smothered in dark melted chocolate these are sure to put a smile on your face!

Home Made Protein Bars
(Makes 2)

30g chocolate, vanilla or strawberry
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional, and only if using chocolate protein)
1 tbsp xylitol/sukrin gold
15g coconut flour (can also use ground almonds/almond flour)
2-3 tbsp milk of choice (careful, a little goes a long way here)
25g dark (sugar free) chocolate for coating
Dessicated coconut, ground almonds, chopped nuts, cake sprinkles for topping

- Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

- Add two tablespoons of milk and use a spoon to knead it into the mixture with a bit of a firm hand. If you need a bit more milk, add a teaspoon's worth at a time. The protein mixture should not be too sticky, add a teaspoon more protein powder if it does (We've all been there done that, but it takes practise and caution! Nothing a bit more of the dry ingredients can't sort out). Divide the "dough" in two pieces and roll them into bars. Place on a plate/board/baking parchment.

- Now, place in the fridge or the freezer whilst you go onto the next step! Break up the chocolate in pieces and melt in a dry bowl in a casserole with an inch/few centimetres of water on the hob on low/medium heat.

- Once melted, take off the heat and take out the protein bars from cooling. Roll them into the melted chocolate and return to the plate/board/paper you used for cooling them. Top with whatever you want to make them look fancy, or simply leave them the way they are. Set in the fridge for at least half an hour until the chocolate has set properly, and enjoy!

Original Source:
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 84

- Jules


  1. Those look yummeh! I love making homemade granola / protein bars like this, This variation sounds very tasty! :))

    1. Thanks June! It's a good option when I can't afford buying my beloved Quest chocolate chip cookie bars (again, sillily long names just to make them sound fancy, but these are tasty too, so win!), plus - it's more fun when you can make them yourself :D x

  2. Jeg er ikke akkurat en 'protein-fanatiker', men disse barene ser supergode ut- deilig med et lag smeltet sjokolade utenfor ♥
    Jeg håper du har hatt en fin helg Julie, dagene dine høres alltid så innholdsrike og sosiale og koselige ut :)

    1. Hehe, nei men det skjønner jeg egentlig! Har aldri vært noen ihugga fan av protein shaker og slikt, men disse her er digg altså! Godt vegetarisk alternativ som deler av proteininntaket om man trenger det :)
      Jeg har da stille dager iblant også da, hihi :P
      Håper du har en fantastisk uke i vente Ragnhild! x