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Protein Bar Recipe?


#1

I'm thinking of making my own protein bars, anyone have a recipe they use, or youtube video that they used with good results?


#2

What kind of macro breakdown are you looking for?

Not really “protein bars” but I have made some pretty decent “energy bars” using a mix of butter, coconut oil, dark chocolate, a nut butter (peanut or almond), some shredded coconut and some chopped nuts. However, that’s probably going to be higher-fat than you’re looking for relative to the protein content.

Melt a good bar of dark chocolate in a double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, you can jury rig your own by hanging a steel or even china bowl overtop a saucepan above a few inches of steaming, not boiling, water). Add about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, about a cup of a nut butter, a handful of shredded coconut, and a couple spoonfuls of chopped nuts and stir (still over the heat so everything melts, making it much easier to stir). Pour into foil-lined muffin tin, or individual ramekins lined with foil, or into a large baking tray (if you do this, you’ll just have to cut them into portions and wrap them later) and place in the fridge for a few hours. Remove and wrap in foil. I would probably store them in the fridge to avoid risk of melting.

You could probably add some protein powder to this, but that might make it a little on the chalky side unless you’re careful with the balance of liquids-to-protein.


#3

I’d be interested in this also. I made some protein bars about 5 years ago that were just awful, super dry (had to literally take a sip of milk every bite), felt and looked like rubber foam. I don’t remember the recipe, and don’t ever want to go through that again. But I’d like to know some relatively simple recipes myself.


#4

There a number of threads already… just search for Protein Bar Recipe.

Here’s one for example:

Activities guy - your’s sounds like desert, not a protein bar :slight_smile:


#5

Gave this shot for the first time a couple of weeks ago (stole it from youtube) - wasn’t the best idea given I’m deep in competition prep but managed to stretch out my consumption of all of them over a few days so the damage was somewhat lessened ! Going to do it on a regular basis once these shows are over …

Anyway, this is the ingredient list … they were ‘no bake’ which makes more sense to me given baking anything with protein powder in it probably isn’t the best idea (?)

Ingredients…
400g protein powder
200g rolled / quick oats
90g honey
250ml skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
100g natural peanut butter

mix all of the above together, spread evenly into a large flat dish or tray and stick in the freezer until it sets …

My attempt turned out a little sticky because I ended up adding an extra cup of skim milk to get the mixture going … in hindsight I probably should have split the ingredients into two or three smaller mixing bowls as that would’ve made it easier to get moist with just the one cup of milk.

So if made exactly as laid out above you can get 16 bars and the macros per bar work out at 25p / 14.5c / 5f (given you’re using a protein powder that’s around 85g / 100g)

I’m going play around with the ingredient amounts to alter the carb & fat content … there’s a terrific new product that’s just come out in Australia, a powdered peanut butter called PB2 that packs 40g protein / 40g carbs & 12g fat per 100g … you just add water to make it into a paste… adding cinnamon, raisins, dried banana, crushed oreos ect ect ect are all delicious options too !


#6

This is absolutely delicious:

1/4 cup whey (chocolate or vanilla)
2 tbsps peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey (if you’re OCD about them being ‘clean’, I found that replacing the honey with 1tsp of water with dissolved stevia did not change the taste)
10g dark chocolate
1/2 tbsp coconut flour

Mix all ingredients together. Then add water while mixing – supposedly 2tsps, but often a little more is required (add tsps at a time, though).

Once finished, shape the batter into 3 bars and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 2-4hrs.

I really loved this recipe. Can’t remember where I found it though… Also, substituting macadamia nut butter for peanut butter tastes brilliant.


#7

[quote]Ghost_Panther wrote:
Gave this shot for the first time a couple of weeks ago (stole it from youtube) - wasn’t the best idea given I’m deep in competition prep but managed to stretch out my consumption of all of them over a few days so the damage was somewhat lessened ! Going to do it on a regular basis once these shows are over …

Anyway, this is the ingredient list … they were ‘no bake’ which makes more sense to me given baking anything with protein powder in it probably isn’t the best idea (?)

Ingredients…
400g protein powder
200g rolled / quick oats
90g honey
250ml skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
100g natural peanut butter

mix all of the above together, spread evenly into a large flat dish or tray and stick in the freezer until it sets …

My attempt turned out a little sticky because I ended up adding an extra cup of skim milk to get the mixture going … in hindsight I probably should have split the ingredients into two or three smaller mixing bowls as that would’ve made it easier to get moist with just the one cup of milk.

So if made exactly as laid out above you can get 16 bars and the macros per bar work out at 25p / 14.5c / 5f (given you’re using a protein powder that’s around 85g / 100g)

I’m going play around with the ingredient amounts to alter the carb & fat content … there’s a terrific new product that’s just come out in Australia, a powdered peanut butter called PB2 that packs 40g protein / 40g carbs & 12g fat per 100g … you just add water to make it into a paste… adding cinnamon, raisins, dried banana, crushed oreos ect ect ect are all delicious options too ![/quote]

Made the bars you laid out last night, didn’t have milk so used water. When you put them in the freezer, are they still soft enough to cut? Maybe it’s the water, but if I keep them in the freezer they’re pretty rock solid. If fridge, it’s not a real “bar” but more of a really thick pudding thing that holds its shape.