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“Homemade Quest Protein Bars” by Busy But Healthy with VitaFiber™ IMO

In case you didn’t know, the “Homemade Quest Protein Bars” recipe, by Kristine Fretwell at Busy But Healthy, is the most popular online protien bar recipe that uses VitaFiber™ IMO syrup. We have two of them here for you: Cookie Dough and White Chocolate Raspberry flavors. We hope you like them as much as everyone else does. Kristine creates and shares many wonderful and healthy recipes on her website and we recommend that you follow her inspiring Instagram page!

1) Cookie Dough Flavored Protein Bar

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp VitaFiber™ IMO syrup
  • ¼ cup or 1 scoop (30 g) vanilla flavored whey protein (Kristine uses Whey Gourmet Naturelle Vanilla)
  • 2 tsp almond meal (just ground up almonds)
  • 15 g (2 squares) no-sugar chocolate, chopped (Kristine uses Simply Lite No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate)

Method

For a firm bar:
  1. Heat the 2 tbsp of VitaFiber™ IMO syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat when it starts to bubble and then immediately add protein powder and almond meal. Stir it until it comes together.
  3. Place the mixture in a plastic bag and knead until it starts to cool down. It will form into a bar.
  4. Add in the chopped chocolate once its cooled a bit. It still might melt a little.
For a softer bar:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the VitaFiber syrup, whey protein, almond meal and chopped chocolate. The mixture will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  2. From here, it can be stored in a plastic bag, or you could also bake it in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or microwave for 15-20 seconds, as you would do with any other protein bar.

Nutrition (as per the Busy But Healthy recipe page):

Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 288
Fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 3.5 g
Carbs: 33 g
Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 131 mg
Fiber: 27 g
Protein: 22 g

 

2) White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bar

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp VitaFiber™ IMO
  • ¼ cup or 1 scoop (30 g) flavored raspberry whey protein  (Kristine uses Whey Gourmet Raspberry however you could also make your own by adding 2 tsp freeze dried raspberries and to your favorite vanilla whey protein)
  • 2 tsp almond meal (just ground up almonds)
  • ½ oz (1 oz square cut in half) white chocolate, chopped (Kristine uses Baker’s White Chocolate)

Method

For a firm bar:
  1. Heat the 2 tbsp of VitaFiber™ IMO in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat when it starts to bubble and then immediately add protein powder and almond meal. Stir it until it comes together.
  3. Place mixture in a plastic bag and knead until it starts to cool down. It will form into a bar.
  4. Add in the chopped white chocolate once its cooled a bit. Still might melt a little.
For a softer bar:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the VitaFiber™ IMO, whey protein, almond meal and chopped white chocolate. Mixture will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  2. From here, it can be stored in a plastic bag, or you could also bake it in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or microwave for 15-20 seconds, as you would do with any other protein bar.
Nutrition (as per the Busy But Healthy recipe page):
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 288
Fat: 8.8 g
Carbs: 39 g
Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 156 mg
Fiber: 26 g
Protein: 24 g