A single serve protein bar that you can mix up in one bowl in a matter of minutes…if you want to save it for later they hold up pretty well outside of the fridge too! Chewy, lightly sweet and 100% satisfying!
A whopping 27g of protein per bar…these single serve beauties are my go to evening snack. Lightly sweet or if you dare not at all…I’m trying to keep both sugar and substitutes to a bare minimum at the moment. The latter disrupts my digestive system and sends my whole body out of balance on an autoimmune level…
I actually quite like these even without the stevia or honey! The coconut lightly sweetens them as is and I’m quite the purest when it comes to cacao anyway!
I recently discovered the Lindt 99% chocolate bar and having tried 100% raw cacao before, I have to say the difference in quality is SENSATIONAL!!! Super thin, it melts in the mouth beautifully. I’m totally hooked! It’s a little pricey but so worth it!
These bars are a completely different texture to those that I make in larger batches. Firmer, a little more chewy and actually more on bar with a Quest bar! You can make them a little softer and more fudge like by adding a TEENY bit more water but they will most definitely need to be kept in the fridge. I literally tested these out over ten times and trust me even a splash more water can mess the whole balance up!
I’ve made quite a few variations since this original chocolate one…from matcha mint, to almond joy and cashew butter and “jelly”…I’ll have them up for you later in the week once refined!
If you do go a little OTT on the water try adding a touch more protein powder or cacao or add the likes of a teaspoon of maca or lucuma powder to the mix to dry it out a little!
Happy Protein Bar making!
Single Serve Whey Cacao Protein Bar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: dessert snack gluten-free grain free low-carb paleo soy-free sugar-free
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 30g (1 large scoop) whey protein isolate
- 1 tbsp (7g) raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp (14g) coconut butter
- 1/2 tbsp (7g) coconut oil
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder (optional but highly recommended!)
- 20ml (4 tsp) of boiling water…you shouldn’t need any more!
- 5 drops stevia; you can use 1/2 – 1 tsp raw honey if preferred!
Melt coconut butter and oil by placing them in a bowl and pouring over the boiling water. Stir to combine.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well using a fork. Have patience, you should need any more water. Once clumpy you can knead the mixture in your hands to form a smooth ball. You may need a teeny bit more water and by teeny I mean 1/2 a tsp max!
Form mixture in to a bar or desired shape, wrap in saran wrap and place in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes to firm up. These will keep out of the fridge for up to a couple of hours (I just haven’t tested them out for any longer). This is obviously dependent on the climate and season!