These DIY almond protein bars are super easy and really fun to make. They’re really quick and simple and more importantly, delicious!
You can find the recipe below in the recipe card.
Peanut butter lovers fear not! You can switch the almond butter for your beloved PB or any nut butter seamlessly in this recipe.
You can use any flavour of protein powder, unflavoured, and/or use a vegan protein powder blend. Please don’t sub the protein powder in this recipe for whey though because that won’t work. If you want your bars to be chocolate-flavoured but you don’t have a chocolate protein powder, simply add some cocoa powder to your dough!
Feel free to substitute some or all of the syrup for mushed-up medjool dates. If you do this though, please mix your dough in a food processor to ensure your dough ends up having the right consistency. If your dough is too dry after you’ve added the dates, add a bit more almond milk but again, a tiny bit at a time. If at any point you accidentally add too much milk, don’t worry. Just add more ground almonds or protein powder until you get to the right texture.
To make your bars look properly rectangular vs. ‘log-shaped’, you can flatten the dough on your aluminium-foil-covered plate/board with a rolling pin (or sideways glass!) and then, using a knife, shape two perfect rectangles.
If your bars are too soft to coat once they’ve been shaped into rectangles, feel free to make a ‘bed’ for the bars on some aluminium foil, put the bars on top, and then just spoon the melted chocolate on top using a spoon!
Watch this video to see just how easy it is to make DIY protein bars: