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Top 15 Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

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Do you love protein bars, but hate the price? Maybe you’re concerned about questionable ingredients in today’s store-bought protein bars, such as GMOs. So what is the solution to the protein bar issue?

The answer is simple! You should make your own! Believe it or not, making protein bars is not difficult. In fact, anyone can do it, and you don’t always have to use an oven. Some recipes just cool on the counter or in the refrigerator, and they’re ready to eat. Plus, there are endless varieties to try, and you always know you’re getting good, wholesome ingredients.

Moreover, made at home, protein bars cost less per bar than at the grocery store. Here are 15 super delicious homemade protein bar recipes to get you started, and they’re all easy to make!

15. Strawberry Protein Bars

Do you love strawberries? Then you will simply adore these mouth-watering homemade strawberry protein bars. Filled with nutrition and some decadent ingredients to keep you hooked, you’ll want to make these again and again once you discover how easy they are to make on your own.

Here is what you need to make 8 small (or 4 large) strawberry protein bars.
Ingredients

  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup unflavored whey powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa

Grind up the strawberries in a food processor or blender until they are mush. Add the shredded coconut, whey, and vanilla, and mix all of these ingredients until they are smooth. It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth, but try to make it as smooth as you can get it.

Add the coconut milk or almond milk and blend until everything starts to stick together. Spray a 9×9 baking pan with an oil spray, and pour the mixture in there. Cover it, and put in the refrigerator for a few hours until the bars are firm.

Microwave the chocolate until it’s melted. Stir until the melted chocolate is smooth, removing any remaining unmelted lumps as you stir. Cut the refrigerated mixture into equally-sized bars and coat them with the chocolate. Refrigerate the bars again until the chocolate is firm. Your bars are now ready to serve! Eat and enjoy.

You can make these any time you need healthy snacks on the go. They make a perfect breakfast on the way to school for the kids, an ideal snack for energy just before a workout, and a wonderful treat to take on the hiking trail to keep you moving.

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