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These keto no bake protein bars are packed full with protein and are low carb, egg free & gluten free!
One of the joys of being a food blogger and being able to do this for a living is the excitement of developing a new recipe, using an ingredient in a unique way that you hope no one else had already thought of. One of the rewards of being a sugar-free and gluten free food blogger is that often creating one of a kind recipes with little to no sugar is a constant, making the recipe stand alone against the crowd.
Yes you might have made protein bars using protein powder before. But often, even if the main ingredient has been used a dozen times in recipes, variety is the spice of life. A food blogger who truly values their own work, trusts their gut and expertise will work their tail off to put a new twist on a recipe you may not have thought of before. My twist? These taste like maple fudge!
Of course there are a million protein bar options you can purchase at any market today, but often they are full of sugar, and some have a whopping amount of calories.
My desire and what I thrive on when creating recipes has always been to make healthy recipes that don’t ever taste “healthy”. Basically tricking your taste buds to believe you’re being indulgent when it’s anything but.
These protein bars for example; your first bite will make you feel naughty with this creamy, silky fudge texture. If you didn’t read the ingredients before eating these and someone offered you a maple vanilla bar, you would have no clue you’re enjoying a low carb, protein filled healthy snack. AND you would ask for another!
When I was invited to develop and showcase Lean Body for Her Protein Powder by Jaime Eason in a new and interesting recipe, I knew it could NOT just be a smoothie. Of course that is mainly how it is used right? But why stop there when you can certainly do something different with it, is my motto. Taking a protein bar to go is perfect for traveling and once made provides you with multiple bars for the week ahead, no other prep time needed.
I was provided both the chocolate and vanilla flavors and also a cute little To -Go travel cup. I’m very picky about the brands I will recommend. If I wouldn’t eat or drink it, I certainly won’t be sharing it on my blog to all of you.
Why do I think this is one of the best protein powders available?
- It’s gluten free
- It’s lactose free
- It contains NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives or Sweeteners
- Raw cane sugar is listed as the 6th ingredient ( my rule of thumb with any product I purchase has always been that any type of sugar needs to be listed 5th or higher, this one fits the bill!)
I loved the chocolate flavor in my High Protein Chocolate smoothie.
Here are some other recipes you might like including Lean Body for Her for an added boost.
- Vanilla Egg Protein Custards
- Iced Coffee Protein Frappe
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge, which is the recipe I adapted to make these bars.
Lean Body for Her is graciously offering a chance for 2 readers of my blog to win a flavor of choice and will include the fabulous travel To -Go cup as well!
Contest ends at midnight on September 1,2014. Open to USA and Canada residents. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Once the winners have been selected by Rafflecopter they will have 24 hours to respond via email otherwise new winners will be chosen.
This Contest has ended!
Congrats to Amanda C. #23 and Alece V. #115
Making your own protein bars at home is quick and easy as these have no baking required. They are much less expensive than purchasing bars at any health store and a whole lot better for you as well! I hope you enjoy my “Sinfully Delicious, Secretly Healthy” protein bars!
- You could substitute the almond milk for any milk of choice.
- Nutritional information is without the optional chopped walnuts.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you have celiacs disease or severe gluten sensitivities, please remove the maple extract as it contains barely which is NOT gluten free.
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No Bake Maple Vanilla Fudge Protein Bars
- 1/4 cup coconut butter softened
- 1/2 cup coconut oil softened
- 1 teaspoon sugar free maple syrup I used Lakanto
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia
- 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2/3 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
In a bowl, mix together first 5 ingredients until combined. Taste and adjust sweetener as needed. Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk protein powder and flaxseeds, then stir in milk.
Pour the wet ingredients into the protein powder mixture and stir until combined.
Line an 8 by 8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Press batter onto parchment paper and level evenly as much as possible.
If using walnuts press them into the top of the batter.
Refrigerate 1 hour then holding the edges of the parchment paper, lift onto a cutting board.
Slice into 12 bars and keep refrigerated.
Net Carbs: 1g
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lean Body for Her by Jaime Eason. I was provided product and compensation to develop this recipe, but as always opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I enjoy working with!