This low carb protein bar recipe is super easy and quick to make (no bake protein bars like these ones are great that way!) – and easy to modify with other ingredients if you like. It’s a great basic chocolate protein bar recipe, with some chopped peanuts and raw cacao nibs for some crunch, hope you enjoy!
Since it’s been awhile since my last recipe post, I thought I’d start from the very beginning and share a few of my first recipes. There’s no pictures for most of them since I didn’t think I’d be sharing them with you guys at the time that I made them! When I make them again I’ll take some pics and add them for you.
So here are the humble beginnings of my protein baking journey, the very first protein recipe I made – well actually, it’s the second, but it’s the first of my own recipes. The first one I made I’ll share in the next post. But anyway, without further adieu, I present my chocolate peanut low carb protein bar recipe!
- 3 Tbsp peanut butter
- ⅛ – ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 scoops (120 grams) chocolate whey protein powder (I used Whey Gourmet)
- 2 Tbsp (15g) cacao nibs (you can also use chocolate chips if you like)
- 2 Tbsp (14g) unsalted chopped peanuts
- Start with measuring out the peanut butter with a tablespoon or scale, and place in medium sized mixing bowl.
- Slowly mix in ⅛ cup of almond milk (you may need to add more later, but if you add too much, it will be a wet sticky mess).
- Next, stir in the protein powder, scoop by scoop with a fork. Add in more almond milk if necessary.
- Mix in the peanuts and cacao nibs, form into 4 balls, and then shape into protein bars.
- It will be a bit of a difficult stir towards the end as this stuff is pretty thick, and it’s probably gonna be annoying to scrub off the bowl after, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! This low carb protein bar recipe is worth it though in my opinion :)
- You can wrap the protein bars in plastic wrap, or baggies, just don’t leave them out, and make sure to eat them within a few days as they will dry the heck out otherwise. I’m considering vacuum sealing them the next time so I can make a big batch to have around for a few weeks.
242 calories 160 mg sodium
25 g protein 257 mg potassium
12 g fat 1% vitamin A
9 g carbs 10% vitamin C
3 g fiber 24% calcium
4 g sugar 5% iron