14 Feb Home made Protein Bar Recipe – Almond Butter Fudge
Making your own protein bars can save you ££££ as those store-bought protein bars sure aren’t cheap!
A protein bar can be a convenient way to fuel up before or after a workout, however some varieties contain a long list of artificial ingredients and loads of added sugars, which can do more harm than good. When you think you are actually having something healthy, which clearly isn’t the case!
Generally speaking, store-bought protein bars are crap for a few reasons:
- Like I said, they’re often full of artificial sweeteners, fillers, and other chemicals
- They almost always contain blends of low-quality oils and protein powders
- They usually taste like crap
Homemade protein bars on the other hand…they can be amazing. They’re easy to make, can taste like a dessert while being quite nutritious, and they don’t make much of a caloric dent in your macronutrients.
Home made protein bar recipes work for pre-workout, post workout, or just for adding a little taste and variety to your daily routing. Can also help prevent you snacking on biscuits, cake or crisps!
Luckily for you over the next few months we are going to be helping you out by sharing our homemade protein bar/snack recipes that have none of the junk and all of the protein, thanks to energy-boosting ingredients like nuts, nut butters and protein powder. Can’t have whey? Swap in our vegan protein blend instead.
Make your bars ahead of time and enjoy them all week, whether you’re snacking on-the-go or need an easy snack to pack in your gym bag.
Almond Butter Protein Fudge
Our recipe this week is Almond butter protein fudge! And just as the name sounds, these are delicious!! They are extremely moist due to the almond butter and incredibly moreish, so don’t get eating the whole batch in one sitting!
The drizzle of chocolate is just enough to satisfy cravings, and the almond protein fudge itself is so good it’s not like the chocolate is trying to trick you into eating health food.
2 scoops Oats and Whey Protein
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/2 cup creamy almond butter
4 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. chocolate chips, for melting
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Protein: 7 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Fat: 11 grams
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine protein powder and coconut flour. Mix until well combined and set aside.
- In a small pan over medium-low heat, add almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup, stirring until the almond butter is melted and the mixture becomes smooth. Remove from heat and pour into the dry mixture, stirring until everything is fully combined.
- Line a medium-sized tupperware container**** with parchment paper and pour the mixture into it, using a spatula or your fingers to spread it out evenly and press it down firmly.
- Place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and nuke on high in 30 second intervals, mixing between each. When chocolate is fully melted, drizzle it over the top of the fudge using a spoon. Place container into the freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes.
- Remove container from freezer and use the parchment paper to lift out the fudge. Use a sharp knife to cut into size of your choice and enjoy! Store in freezer and remove a few minutes before eating for best results.
** You could easily sub this out with peanut butter if you prefer. Or use soy nut or sunflower seed butter to make these nut free.
*** To make these lighter, use 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and 2 Tbsp. of almond milk.
**** The size of your container doesn’t matter too much since it’s really up to you how big/small you want your pieces, but the container I used was 4×6.