Cookie Dough Protein Bars (gluten-free)
This recipe is the same one I used to make the filling of my Easter Protein Ducks! I’ve copied it below too. To make these bars, all you need are five minutes and five extremely healthy ingredients.
Best ingredients, no junk, free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, best texture, and the flavor!!!! The flavor.
I’m having a bar as I type this (evidence to the left here) and ufffff…. Make them and you’ll see what I mean. They’re a fabulous snack to power up the morning! And a great pre-workout treat featuring nothing but nutrition-packed ingredients. Check this out:
1/2 cup whey Protein Pow mix
6 tbsp (96g) smooth almond butter (I used Meridian)
4 tbsp (around 64ml) almond milk
1/2 cup tbsp (64g) ground almonds
Stevia drops to taste (I used these; they’re available here in the US. If you don’t have them, you can sub the stevia with your sweetener of choice though – anything goes)
1. Get a bowl out and mix all your ingredients together using a spoon and/or your hands until you get a dough.
3. Taste this dough to ensure it’s sweet enough for ya. As I said yesterday though, try not to eat it all! Remember you’re making bars here, hehe.
4. Press your dough onto a brownie tray until your dough is evenly flattened out. I recommend you use a silicone brownie tray so that the bars don’t stick to the tray when you take them off (you can also use the brownie tray to make protein brownies too! So win win?). Leave the dough in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
5. Slice your cookie dough into bars and POW! You’re done.
Macros per bar (out of the six you get from the mix above): 213kcals, 10g carbs (out of which 5g is fiber so net carbs: 5g), 10g protein, 15g fat.
Note: I used pieces from my Easter Egg as my ‘chocolate chips’ in these bars! But you don’t have to use chocolate chips if you don’t want to. You can skip them or you can add chopped nuts instead. Or dried berries? Like I did in these Cranberry & White Chocolate Protein Bars!
PS: As you may have noticed, these bars contain a bunch of almonds. Almonds are not only delicious, they’re also PACKED full of goodness! Check out this article outlining the health benefits of almonds. Pretty awesome, ey?