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Chocolate and Coconut Protein Bars

AuthorAnnabel
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Home-made protein bars are a perfect replacement for any meal if you are short of time. Have them ready in your fridge for a quick snack!

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 15 mins

 1 bar extra dark chocolate (99% cocoa)
 ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
 ½ cup organic coconut flour
 ½ cup coconut milk
 8 scoops whey protein (chocolate)or egg white protein powder (2 cups)
 ½ cup almond meal
 ½ cup flaked dried coconut
 1 tsp vanilla beanor unsweetened vanilla essence

What are we cooking today?
1

These Chocolate and Coconut Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you're on the go.

They travel well and keep in the fridge for that mid-afternoon craving.

Getting started
2

Place the extra dark chocolate and coconut oil into a small bowl and melt in a microwave oven on
low heat for just about a minute.

Note: You can use 99% chocolate or cocoa powder. Just make sure the amount of net carbs is sufficiently low!

You can also melt the chocolate in a pot. Just half fill a bigger pot with water, place a smaller pot in it and bring to a boil. This will prevent the chocolate from burning.

3

Mix the melted coconut oil with dark chocolate.

Note: You can also use raw cacao powder (3 tbsp for 50 grams / 1.75 oz of 99% chocolate bar).

4

Add vanilla extract, fine organic coconut flour, ground almonds and mix in well. Scoop in the whey protein powder. As you add more ingredients, the batter will get thicker.
Note: You can find all kinds of protein powders. I recommend whey protein isolate that has no artificial sweeteners or colorings, and is GMO and hormone free. If you prefer one with sweeteners, get protein powder free of aspartame and artificial additives. Just remember, the amount of total carbohydrates per 100g should be no more than 6 grams.

Instead of whey protein, you can also use egg white powder or gelatin powder from grass-fed cows.

5

Add the flaked coconut.

Note: Roasting the coconut shortly will release more flavour. Just throw it on a non-stick pan and roast for 1-2 minutes or briefly bake in the oven.

6

Pour the coconut milk in and process well. If the mixture is too dry, just add a few drops of water.

7

Place the mixture in a square baking dish or any container (about 8x8 inch / ~ 20x20 cm for 8 pieces) lined with parchment (baking) paper. Press the batter in firmly to cover the whole surface. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

8

After the batter seems firm, remove it from the fridge. Place it on a cutting board and cut into 8 equal pieces (or 16 for smaller) bars using a knife or a pizza cutter.

Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Annabelle's tip
9

These protein bars are simply delicious and so low in carbs! You can make them ahead and have one when you have no time to cook!

Ingredients

 1 bar extra dark chocolate (99% cocoa)
 ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
 ½ cup organic coconut flour
 ½ cup coconut milk
 8 scoops whey protein (chocolate)or egg white protein powder (2 cups)
 ½ cup almond meal
 ½ cup flaked dried coconut
 1 tsp vanilla beanor unsweetened vanilla essence

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

These Chocolate and Coconut Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you're on the go.

They travel well and keep in the fridge for that mid-afternoon craving.

Getting started
2

Place the extra dark chocolate and coconut oil into a small bowl and melt in a microwave oven on
low heat for just about a minute.

Note: You can use 99% chocolate or cocoa powder. Just make sure the amount of net carbs is sufficiently low!

You can also melt the chocolate in a pot. Just half fill a bigger pot with water, place a smaller pot in it and bring to a boil. This will prevent the chocolate from burning.

3

Mix the melted coconut oil with dark chocolate.

Note: You can also use raw cacao powder (3 tbsp for 50 grams / 1.75 oz of 99% chocolate bar).

4

Add vanilla extract, fine organic coconut flour, ground almonds and mix in well. Scoop in the whey protein powder. As you add more ingredients, the batter will get thicker.
Note: You can find all kinds of protein powders. I recommend whey protein isolate that has no artificial sweeteners or colorings, and is GMO and hormone free. If you prefer one with sweeteners, get protein powder free of aspartame and artificial additives. Just remember, the amount of total carbohydrates per 100g should be no more than 6 grams.

Instead of whey protein, you can also use egg white powder or gelatin powder from grass-fed cows.

5

Add the flaked coconut.

Note: Roasting the coconut shortly will release more flavour. Just throw it on a non-stick pan and roast for 1-2 minutes or briefly bake in the oven.

6

Pour the coconut milk in and process well. If the mixture is too dry, just add a few drops of water.

7

Place the mixture in a square baking dish or any container (about 8x8 inch / ~ 20x20 cm for 8 pieces) lined with parchment (baking) paper. Press the batter in firmly to cover the whole surface. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

8

After the batter seems firm, remove it from the fridge. Place it on a cutting board and cut into 8 equal pieces (or 16 for smaller) bars using a knife or a pizza cutter.

Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Annabelle's tip
9

These protein bars are simply delicious and so low in carbs! You can make them ahead and have one when you have no time to cook!

Chocolate and Coconut Protein Bars
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate
Rating
Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

 1 bar extra dark chocolate (99% cocoa)
 ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
 ½ cup organic coconut flour
 ½ cup coconut milk
 8 scoops whey protein (chocolate)or egg white protein powder (2 cups)
 ½ cup almond meal
 ½ cup flaked dried coconut
 1 tsp vanilla beanor unsweetened vanilla essence

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

These Chocolate and Coconut Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you're on the go.

They travel well and keep in the fridge for that mid-afternoon craving.

Getting started
2

Place the extra dark chocolate and coconut oil into a small bowl and melt in a microwave oven on
low heat for just about a minute.

Note: You can use 99% chocolate or cocoa powder. Just make sure the amount of net carbs is sufficiently low!

You can also melt the chocolate in a pot. Just half fill a bigger pot with water, place a smaller pot in it and bring to a boil. This will prevent the chocolate from burning.

3

Mix the melted coconut oil with dark chocolate.

Note: You can also use raw cacao powder (3 tbsp for 50 grams / 1.75 oz of 99% chocolate bar).

4

Add vanilla extract, fine organic coconut flour, ground almonds and mix in well. Scoop in the whey protein powder. As you add more ingredients, the batter will get thicker.
Note: You can find all kinds of protein powders. I recommend whey protein isolate that has no artificial sweeteners or colorings, and is GMO and hormone free. If you prefer one with sweeteners, get protein powder free of aspartame and artificial additives. Just remember, the amount of total carbohydrates per 100g should be no more than 6 grams.

Instead of whey protein, you can also use egg white powder or gelatin powder from grass-fed cows.

5

Add the flaked coconut.

Note: Roasting the coconut shortly will release more flavour. Just throw it on a non-stick pan and roast for 1-2 minutes or briefly bake in the oven.

6

Pour the coconut milk in and process well. If the mixture is too dry, just add a few drops of water.

7

Place the mixture in a square baking dish or any container (about 8x8 inch / ~ 20x20 cm for 8 pieces) lined with parchment (baking) paper. Press the batter in firmly to cover the whole surface. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

8

After the batter seems firm, remove it from the fridge. Place it on a cutting board and cut into 8 equal pieces (or 16 for smaller) bars using a knife or a pizza cutter.

Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Annabelle's tip
9

These protein bars are simply delicious and so low in carbs! You can make them ahead and have one when you have no time to cook!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg3%
Sodium 8mg1%
Potassium 53mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 2.3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 0.6g2%

Calcium 1.25%
Iron 2.75%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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