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Almond Butter Protein Bars (GF)

Now that things are getting busy, sometimes it is simply more convenient to buy a bar.  But as I am living on a super-tight academic’s budget, I simply cannot afford to buy protein bars any more.  Instead, I spent the last couple of weeks experimenting with different recipes to try to replicate the flavors of almond butter protein bars.  Finally, I think I’m there.

Almond Butter Protein Bars (GF)

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c non-fat milk powder
  • 1/2 c egg white protein powder (unflavored)
  • 1 c Almond Butter (use crunchy)
  • 1/2 c Peanut Butter (creamy)
  • 1/4 c honey (or more to taste)
  • 2 T sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Combine the peanut butter, almond butter, and honey in a saucepan over low heat.  Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat.
  2. Add the milk powder and egg white powder, mix until the protein powder is completely dissolved into the nut butter. If the protein powder does not dissolve readily, add a small amount of water (but don’t add to much, this should be a very stiff dough) just so every ingredient is well-combined.
  3. Add the chopped almonds and mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Place into a greased 8×8 cake pan and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  5. Chill for 8 hours or until a bar-like consistency.  Cut into bars.

These will last for a week or two in the fridge, but you can also portion these and freeze individually – and they’ll last a few months that way! To make these vegan, use brown rice syrup and vegan protein powder. You can also add in up a cup of dried fruit, nuts, or rice cereal crips. Just add those after completely blending in the protein powders (you made need to add honey or syrup so the mixture isn’t too dry).

Truly delicious!

23 thoughts on “Almond Butter Protein Bars (GF) Leave a comment

  1. I don’t think I ever tried Perfect bars, but how could an almond butter bar be bad, right? Glad you’ve created a lovely vegan version to fill that void 🙂

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    • Oh, that’s right! Remind me what she’s allergic too, and I’ll try to create a work-around for them (and test it first too, so you aren’t stuck with them if they don’t turn out)!

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      • Don’t worry about trying to substitute, we have plenty of fun things to make – and I am very seriously considering making these for myself 🙂

        In terms of allergies, worst is apples and nuts. Also soy, thin-skin tree fruits, sensitivity / allergies to legumes, seeds (sesame, etc), peppers (like bell peppers), sensitivity to things like spinach … think that is most of it 🙂

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  2. These look & sound fantastic, Laura! Can’t wait to give this a try. And I’m thinking for something really indulgent (but still chock full of bionic superfood power), how about dipping them in a cacao ganache?

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