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Walnut and Cacao Protein Bars

If you’re no stranger to The Four Percent you may remember these protein based cookies. After I made my first batch I was hooked on Fit Body Bakery and couldn’t wait to try the rest of the product portfolio. I spent the majority of my Sunday cooking and meal prepping – including the DIY protein bar recipe below! So super easy, the hardest part is waiting for them to chill in the fridge.

The best part about Fit Body Bakery products is the mix itself is super customizable. You can use the mix on its own, or you can really dress it up with nut butters, milks, dried fruit, etc. I’ll add that while Fit Body Bakery provided me the mix, the recipe below and my opinions are all my own.

Walnut and Cacao Protein Bars
Makes 8 2″x2″ bars

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fit Body Bakery (R) Protein Bar Starter Mix (TM)
  • 1/4 Cup walnut butter
  • 1 package Vital Proteins collagen peptides (optional)
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbs cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixer and blend until combined and doughy
  2. In a mold or pan lined with parchment paper, pack the mixture until evenly distributed
  3. Chill in the fridge for one hour
  4. Once chilled, cut into bars, and individually wrap in parchment paper

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walnut-cacao-protein-bars

I’m adjusting to a new routine and schedule for my day job and am more on-the-go than ever. The last few weeks I actually haven’t been eating enough because I either don’t have it together enough to pack my food bag before I walk out of the door, or I’m so busy commuting from meeting to meeting I straight up forget to eat. These babies will be a perfect way to get my calories and nutrition without weighing me down – literally and figuratively.

Nutritional information:

  • 1 Cup Fit Body Bakery (R) Protein Bar Starter Mix (TM): 1.5g fat, 10g carbs, 14g protein, 120 calories
  • 1/4 Cup walnut butter: 40g fat, 8g carbs, 12g protein, 400 calories
  • 1 package Vital Proteins collagen peptides (optional): 0g fat, 0g carbs, 9g protein, 30 calories
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk: .3g fat, .1g carbs, .1g protein, 4 calories
  • 2 Tbs cacao nibs: 0g fat, 6g carbs, 3g protein, 60 calories

Total: 83.6g fat, 24.1g carbs, 38.1g protein, 614 calories
Total per servings (I usually eat two): 21g fat, 6g carbs, 12g protein, 153.5 calories 

 

 

 

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