Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Protein Bars
Homemade protein bars offer quite a few advantages over their store-bought counterparts. If you’re not sure what are the most important benefits of homemade protein bars then you should definitely read our post about homemade protein bars first. But you can be sure that are Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Protein Bars have all those benefits and even much more.
If you ever purchased protein bars at your local grocery store, you know how expensive they are! Protein bars can be a great way to energize before or after a work out, as snacks or even as meal replacements, however, most store bought varieties contain massive amounts of artificial ingredients, which do more harm than good. So, if you are careful and read nutrition labels and ingredients lists, it is possible that you will discover that actually you are not consuming what you think you do. The best in this case is to make your own homemade protein bars.
Luckily, our strawberry & dark chocolate protein bars have none of the junk and all of the protein, thanks to the all-natural, healthy, and energy boosting ingredients like strawberries, coconut flour, almond milk, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and protein powder.Print
Here is our favorite protein bar recipe that we hace created to act as quick, on-the-go, post-workout snack. Experiment with the ingredients to find a taste and texture that suits you. Here are the ingredients (and quantities) necessary to prepare 3 delicious Strawberry & Dark Chocolate protein bars.
- 1/2 cup (about 48 grams) strawberry whey protein powder
- 6 tablespoons coconut flour
- 6 tablespoons almond milk
- 1/2 bar (50 grams) dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons chopped strawberries
- 1/10 bar (10 grams) white chocolate
- Mix together the protein powder, coconut flour, and almond milk. Shape the batter into three bars, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. For best results, chill bars for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator (this is optional, but it makes the coating easier).
- Meanwhile, melt your dark chocolate (see Notes for further instructions).
- Dip or coat bars in chocolate and return them to the parchment-lined cookie sheet. You can add a chopped strawberry on top, along with some extra melted chocolate. Now melt the white chocolate and simply pour that on top for aesthetics, but that is optional.
- Place in freezer or refrigerator until chocolate has hardened, and voila! Done!
Many of the bars and chocolate truffles are dipped in chocolate. We like to use dark chocolate bars with between 75 and 100 percent cocoa. The percentage refers to how much of the chocolate bar is actually made from the cocoa bean. The darker your bar (i.e., the higher its cocoa percentage), the richer in antioxidants it will be! Of course, if you want something sweeter, use a bar with a lower percentage of cocoa.
Tips about melting chocolate. Always break the chocolate into small pieces for even melting. Try to melt it in a bain marie – a glass bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. This ensures the chocolate melts evenly and doesn’t burn. You can stir it gently as it melts, but don’t let any water or moisture get into the chocolate, or it will clump up and turn weird on you.
- Serving Size: 3 bars
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 9 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 18 g
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