Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars
Remember when I teased you with a picture of these bad boys on Instagram? Well I’m FINALLY giving you the recipe! May I introduce to you, these Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars 🖤💪🍫
Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black!
These Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you’re wanting something sweet and chocolatey, but without the excess calories, fat, and refined sugar.
With only 7 ingredients and no baking required, these homemade protein bars will be your new go-to snack when you’re running out the door. Buuuut, they’re also just a good old staple to have handy in the fridge for when the hunger strikes!
I just moved into a new apartment last week and have been making (and eating) protein bars nonstop. I didn’t get a moving truck to haul all my crap, so lucky me, I get to carry eight thousand heavy boxes up a flight of stairs! Moving is going slowly but surely. The first thing I did was hang up all of my bundt pans as decor. I’ll post a picture of my current setup on my Instagram soon, as I acquired a couple new pans, but here’s a picture from my old apartment to give you an idea.
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FALL IN LOVE!
Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars
- 128g (½ cup) Roasted Almond Butter
- 1 cup + 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Creme-Flavored Stevia Extract
- 168g (1¼ cups, lightly packed) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder
- 80g (⅔ cup) Oat Flour
- 2 tbs Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbs Activated Charcoal Powder
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Line an 8x8” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add all of the ingredients. Mix on low speed until everything is fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix on medium speed for one last mix. Feel free to add some mini chocolate chips here! Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough.
- Scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and flatten it out. Tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Lift the mixture out of the pan. Slice into 10 bars. Individually wrap the protein bars in plastic sandwich baggies. Keeps in the refrigerator for ~1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Would ya look at that! Only 170 calories, 7g of fat, and 10g of carbs, plus 4g of fiber and 17g of protein!
BOOM BOOM POW 💪💥
If you like this recipe, then you’ll LOVE my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook! With 48 protein bar recipes, you’ll never buy protein bars from the store again. To learn more about the book and see some sneak peeks, see this page!
If you want a double hit of chocolate, feel free to mix in a handful of mini chocolate chips. It’s a game changer y’all 🍫
These homemade protein bars are everything you need to satisfy your cravings at any time of day. Enjoy!
With love and good eats,
I see you have a lot of activated charcoal in recipes in your blog. I just wanted to let you and your readers know that consuming activated charcoal can interfere with some medications, including birth control pills. It is used in ERs when someone has overdosed on something to absorb the medication consummed. It’s just a good thing to know if you are regularly using active charcoal. Thanks fornthe great recipes!
I realize this recipe was published more than a year ago now, but I’m looking at it and wondering- if I don’t have access to activated charcoal, would this work with, say, King Arthur Flour’s black cocoa powder? It’s a Dutch process cocoa powder that’s extra intense in flavor, and produces baked goods the color of Oreos. (The ingredient and nutrition information is at https://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop-img/labels/1480361992344.pdf if you need a look.)
I haven’t tried that but charcoal acts similarly to cocoa powder so I think it would work just fine! The color won’t be the same but it’ll still be dark 🙂
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