Dark Chocolate & Mango Protein Bars
If you’re thinking mango + chocolate is an objectionable combination, I hear you. I was’t too hot on it to begin with. Until I found, bought, and demolished a chocolate bar last week and BAAAAM! I was blasted off the ground. It was delicious! Tangy and punchy, bitter yet sweet, and oh nom nom nom.
Now, these bars right here are not for the faint of heart. They’re DARK. And I mean DARRRRRK. That’s because I made then with chocolate whey protein powder, 100% cocoa powder and 90% dark chocolate (what can I say? my tastebuds drum to a dark tune). They weren’t all bitter though, not at all, because the mango juice and dried mango brought out the sweetness, making the final product an absolute sensation for dark-chocolate-loving souls like myself. Ready for the recipe? It’s super easy:
1/4 cup chocolate whey
1/4 cup 100% cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup cartoned coconut milk (or almond or regular cow’s milk)
2 tablespoons mango juice (straight from the fruit ideally!)
3 tablespoons dried (or freeze dried!) mango – this is optional but nice :-)
4 squares 99% dark chocolate (or 75-80% if your tastebuds aren’t ready for The Darkness)
1. Mix the whey, cocoa, coconut flour, mango juice, and milk in a bowl until you get a kind of dough you can shape with your hands into bars. Shape either four small bars out of this ‘dough’ or two bigger ones like mine.
3. Once all the bars are shaped, melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie (i.e. a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
4. When the chocolate has melted, dip the bars in there using a spatula or your hands.
Macros per Bar (out of 2):
17g carbs (out of which 9g is fiber! so in total per bar = 7g net carbs) 11g fat