Protein Chocolate Bars


weight loss, healthy, sugarfree,

Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise.  I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, so these Protein Chocolate Bars will have you eating healthy on the run.

This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.

I was cooking up my weekly batch of my Homemade Chocolate and overcome by a rare wave of laziness (bahaha – happens more often than I like to admit.)

I couldn’t be bothered mixing peanut butter balls to put in the middle or getting out the nuts, seeds and raisins to put in it. So unplanned experiment – I added 8 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder to the mix. It thickened up into this spongy cookie dough type texture. In a lined tray, chilled overnight and ta daa! Protein Chocolate Bars!

All yum chocolate as usual and the texture when set  is not quite honeycomb but kind of like those clinkers lollies – Aussies do you remember those?

Protein Chocolate Bars

¼ cup coconut oil

1 inch x 1-inch square of cacao butter

1 TBS raw cacao powder

2 TBS honey

1 TBS tahini

1 TBS Peanut Butter

8 TBS vanilla protein powder

pinch of salt

How you do it…

Melt cacao butter and coconut oil on very low heat or in a double boiler if you have a gas stove.

Take off heat and mix in the rest of the ingredients, protein powder last.

Press into lined tray.

Chill in fridge. Cut into squares. Makes about 12 squares.


So same, same but a little bit different and all delicious.

Winter sun,


Kristy x

2021 Update: I no longer eat protein powder, peanut butter or tahini on the regular as it is not as beneficial to the body as gelatin powder. But as a rare treat I would still make and enjoy these!

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