There are a a ton of protein bars on the market and the majority of them are loaded with ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. Many are just glorified candy bars to be honest, and I know this from working in the industry for years (I have probably taste tested the majority of what’s out there).
There are a few that you can buy with simple ingredients but all in all it is much better to make your own from scratch. They will be less in calories, sugar and your body will thank you.
I have made a lot of variations of protein bars in my day, but these babies are out of this world. I made them the other night and my husband Brian looked at me and said, “These are the best things you’ve ever made…outrageous”. He crushed all 6 bars by the next morning lol. No baking required and they are super simple!
CHOCOLATE COCONUT PROTEIN BARS
- 3 scoops of chocolate or vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips/Carob chips/Dark chocolate
Mix together the protein powder (I used vanilla), almond milk, honey and almond butter until blended.
Add in the coconut flour, oats and shredded coconut. The consistency should be firm enough to mold into bars…if not add in some more protein powder.
Shape the mixture into 6 bars and set aside.
Melt the chocolate (I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips) in the microwave for about 1 min or 1:30 minutes, or melt in a glass bowl over boiling water.
Coat the tops of each bar with the melted chocolate.
Stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes or so. Store in the fridge afterwards in an airtight container.
Nutritional Info per bar:
Fat: 5.7 g
Carbs: 10 g
Protein: 13 g