DIY Protein Candy Bars
Hola! Hope you’re having a nice day so far. Let me tell you about these bars. They’re delicious! And a great example of how awesome dairy-free & vegan protein bars can be. They have a creamy center and you get this awesome crrrrrrrrunch from the nuts inside too. And mmm, the creamy chocolate filling… Here’s a video I uploaded on our Instagram page:
Now, I lent a friend of mine my measuring cups over the weekend so this recipe was made using grams. If you prefer to use tbsps and cups though, don’t worry. Check out this handy guide! It’s a great one to print out and stick in your kitchen for whenever you need to convert anything from grams to cups or cups to grams.
If you don’t want to follow this recipe in grams, and you can’t be bothered converting it into cups, don’t worry either. Just wing the whole thing. Yeah. WING IT. I mean, grab the ingredients below, chuck them in a bowl, and adapt until you get to a dough with the perfect consistency, sweetness, and flavor!
27g cashew butter (or almond or peanut butter)
10g pea protein (I used our lovely Canadian golden pea protein powder!)
5g cocoa powder
Stevia drops to taste (or, if you don’t like stevia, use your sweetener of choice! Coconut sugar is awesome as are ground up dates)
25ml coffee – I used a bit of my morning almond latte but any type of coffee, or latte, works well!
4 squares dark chocolate (I used 85% but anything over 70% works)
10g chopped nuts
1. First, make your protein dough by mixing the pea protein, cocoa, sweetener and coffee in a bowl until you get a play-doughy dough. If your dough is too sticky or wet, add more of the pea or cocoa. If it’s too dry, add a tiny bit more of the milk.
2. Melt your dark chocolate and pour half of it into a chocolate mold or, if you don’t have one, into muffin cups (paper or silicone – check out these ones on our Pow shop!)
3. Add the nuts, then your dough, and finally the rest of the melted dark chocolate.
4. Leave to set in the fridge for an hour or the freezer for 20 minutes.
Macros per bar, out of the two you get from the ingredients above: 285kcals, 11g protein, 7g carbs, 19g fat (mostly from the but butter)
Note: These bars are pretty chunky but the beauty is that you can chop them up into squares, like Toblerone chocolate bars to end up with a bite-sized punch of POW!