Healthy Homemade Protein Bars on a Stick are easy to make, just 3 ingredients, and chocolate! High in protein, mood-boosting magnesium and other nutrients. A protein-rich candy bar that is good for you! Vegan and gluten-free!
Healthy Homemade Protein Bars on a Stick
Healthy homemade protein bars. Why not put them on a stick. In fact, why aren’t all candy bars on a stick. Remember the candy counter at the movies? Those are nearly days gone by now with so many theaters closing. Still I remember fondly standing in line with my sister, waiting patiently to buy a candy bar. Mars, or KitKat or Three Musketeers. It would have been so much neater had they been served on a stick.
Well, this healthy homemade protein bar is and it reminds me sooo much of a candy bar like that. Crispy chocolate outside, and creamy fudge inside.
Only guess what? After you eat this bar, your sugar levels won’t plummet and you won’t feel sick, and mid-movie turn to your sister and lament how much candy you ate.
Why? Because of the ingredients.
Healthy Ingredients in These Healthy Homemade Protein Bars
Count them. Just three.
1. Almond Flour. Thank you Bob’s Red Mill. So high in protein and other nutrients.
2. Medjool dates. Full of fiber and iron.
3. Cacao powder. Fresh raw unsweetened chocolate, unprocessed and zippy high in mood-boosting magnesium.
Another recipe using my favorite flour by Bob’s Red Mill. Almond flour is awesome in this recipe because it gives the dates structure.
I’ve made something similar with coconut flour (also Bob’s) but as coconut flour does, it absorbed too much liquid and made the bars hard as rock. Haha, although it could have had something to do with my ratios.
Nevertheless, this bar is soft inside like fudge. And because it’s frozen on a stick, the chocolate shell immediately hardens upon dipping.
So you end up with a crunchy snappy exterior, and creamy fudgy interior.
So Many Flours; So Little Time
I know I have told you about his flours before. Every month in fact, haha.
But it bears repeating that his flours are certified Kosher and made with ingredients grown from non-GMO seeds. So for a flour-collector like myself (yes, apparently that’s a thing, haha), roaming through Bob’s Red Mill line of organic flours is like spending a day at Disney World . Oat flour, garbanzo flour, quinoa flour, potato flour, buckwheat flour, hazelnut flour.
Have you made my homemade healthy nutella yet using hazelnut flour? It’s a shortcut recipe.
And I love this particular almond flour because it is finely ground. Tastes just like a cookie straight out of the bag. If you can’t find it at the grocery store, just buy it on his website here.
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Healthy Fudge Protein Bars on a Stick
Healthy Fudge Protein Bars on a Stick are easy to make, just 3 ingredients, and chocolate! High in protein, mood-boosting magnesium and other nutrients. A candy bar that is good for you! Vegan and gluten-free!
- 17 Medjool dates
- 3/4 cup water
Make Date Paste
If your dates are hard or have been refrigerated, either soak them in clear water overnight or boil them for 20 minutes, let them cool, and pit them.
Then blend the dates and water until very smooth. Use in the recipe.
If you made extra or want to store the date paste. Refrigerate it for a week or freeze it for 2 months in the freezer.
Make Protein Candy Bar
Blend up the almond flour, cacao powder and date paste until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into molds.
Freeze for two hours, then remove from molds and insert sticks. Lay the bars on a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer for a longer freeze. At least four hours or overnight.
Coat them in chocolate
Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a shallow bowl in the microwave for 60 seconds.
Stir until all chips are melted, and then lower each bar into the chocolate, using a spoon to make sure all sides are covered.
Return the bars to the parchment paper, and sprinkle with your choice - salt flakes, festive stars or how about a little gold dust.
Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. The recipe, ideas, content and opinions expressed here are all my own. I do recommend you try Bob’s Red Mill products, you will be so inspired by all their healthy unique products!
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.