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Old 01-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #39 (permalink)
Mern
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Default No Bake Protein Powder Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

No-Bake Protein Powder Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

I made these today and DH really loved them. They taste similar to Almond Joy Candy Bars but are low carb and healthful.

Mern's recipe using her brands of ingredients, but you could adapt it to your own brands

Ingredients:
1 oz. square unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tablespoons Smart Squeeze nonfat butter spread (0 fat, 0 trans fat)
2 tablespoons Honey Tree Sugar Free Imitation Honey (Walmart in the peanut
butter and jelly section)
1 cup Chocolate Walker Diet Whey Protein Powder (vitacost.com)
About 4-6 tablespoons water. I needed 6 tablespoons.
1 cup chopped almonds (I use unsalted)
1/2 cup (30g or 1.07 oz.) unsweetened dried flaked coconut
up to 3 packets artificial sweetener, optional--just taste the mixture and go with the level of sweetness YOU like
4 tablespoons flaxmeal, optional

Directions:
Note: the finished mixture will be very thick and you press it into the shape of the 8 x 8 baking dish or pan. It will set in the fridge.

No baking

Line the 8 x 8 baking dish/pan with plastic wrap

1. Carefully, so it doesn't scorch, melt the chocolate with the butter. (I do it in the microwave)

2. Stir in honey substitute

3. This may sound difficult, but it's not. Add a little at a time the protein powder, chopped nuts, coconut, and optional artificial sweetener with the 4-6 tablespoons water, stirring well after each addition, until the consistency is very thick but pliable. (For example, to test, try to press a small ball of it into a patty without it being too crumbly. If too crumbly add a little more water)

4. Turn it into the plastic wrap lined dish and cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and press evenly to the shape of the dish.

5. Remove the plastic wrap and evenly sprinkle with the optional flaxmeal and press it down slightly so it will stick to the bars.

5. Chill, covered, until set--only took mine a few minutes.

When set, turn onto a cutting board and with a sharp knife cut into the size you like. I cut mine into 16 squares.

Nutrition counts per ENTIRE recipe using the brands listed above:
Calories 2015
Total fat 135.8g
Sat fat 19.1g
Poly fat 47.2g
Mono fat 46.3g
Total Carbs 78.2g
Dietary Fiber 53g
Net Carbs 25.2g
Protein 128.5g
Cholesterol 90mg
Patassium 1763mg
Sodium 489mg

Nutrion counts per square if cut into 16 squares
Calories 121
Total fat 8.4g
Sat fat 1.2g
Poly fat 3g
Mono fat 2.9g
Total carbs 4.9
Dietary fiber 3.3g
Net carbs 1.6g
Protein 8g
Cholesterol 5.6mg
Potassium 110mg
Sodium 30.6mg
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Last edited by Mern; 02-02-2013 at 11:19 PM. Reason: just spacing--no change in ingredients or directions
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