Sweet without sugar!
Caramel Whey Protein Bar Recipe
I’m a baker. When I’m happy, I bake. When I’m stressed, I bake. Whenever I ask what I can bring to a gathering, the answer is dessert. So you guessed it, I bake. In an effort to satisfy my need to create in the kitchen (and my sweet tooth) without eating a bunch of junk, I began looking for baked goods recipes using protein powder. When I stumbled across www.proteinpow.com, I was so excited I ordered the cookbook right away! It didn’t take long to figure out what to make first. Caramel Whey Protein Bars with chocolate and caramel; what else do I need to say? Technically, these aren’t actually baked, but it served its purpose nonetheless.
The result? Let me just say, these bars are incredible; they have the perfect amount of sweet without the side effects of sugar. I had no idea something could taste so good without refined white sugar (I mean, if we’re being honest, clean eating doesn’t always mean tasty, right?). And believe me, I know dessert. I used to bake cupcakes for a living. Oh, and the texture…like biting into a fudgy, caramelly brownie.
And not only do they taste good, one of these protein bars kept me full way longer than the store-bought ones I had been buying. Better for your body, better tasting, and less expensive. How could you not want to try these? Go here for the original protein bar recipe. The recipe calls for toffee flavored whey, but I used Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey in Caramel Toffee Fudge. You can use any whey you like as long as it goes well with chocolate and caramel, and that is just about anything! Enjoy, and to your health!
Macros per one out of four: 262k cals, 13g fat (5g sat, 4g mono, 1g poly), 18g carbs (5g fiber, 3g sugar, 2g sugar alcohol), 23g protein, 134mg sodium, 38mg cholesterol
Dr. Anna Sward at www.proteinpow.com
Fadi Malouf -Atlanta Personal Trainer