Low Carb Chocolate Brownie Protein Bars (THM FP)
If there's one snack I'm constantly in need of, it's protein on-the-go. It took a few weeks of tinkering, but I finally perfected these no-bake protein bars that come together in less than 10 minutes.
These come together right in your food processor in a little more than 5 minutes. You can prep them in the morning, and have a high-protein snack for every day of the work week.
Start by combining the whey, collagen, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, cacao nibs, and sweetener in your food processor and pulse a few times. *NOTE: cacao nibs can be bitter, but they nicely balance the sweetness of these bars. If you would prefer to use Lily's chips, that will work as well, just back off the amount to 3 Tbsp. You could also replace with equal amounts of any roughly chopped nut.
Next, with the food processor running, add the extracts, oil or butter, and water (one Tbsp at a time) until the mixture starts to stick to itself.
Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes, cut into 5 portions, wrap in parchment or plastic wrap, and store in a zip-top bag in the fridge.
Rich, sweet chocolate protein bars that are easy to make, then grab and go.
These bars have become my go-to post-workout snack. It's the perfect boost of protein with a chocolate kick that keeps my energy level up and my stomach full. They're the perfect any time snack you can take anywhere.