These coconut protein bars need just 5 ingredients to make and taste like candy! Ready in just 5 minutes, they pack in over 15 grams of protein each!
If my healthy snacks can taste like dessert, I’m a happy man.
As someone who lifts weights regularly, I often consume protein-packed snacks between meals. Sure, a protein shake is great, but I like something I can eat/chew/consume.
Why you’ll love these coconut protein bars recipe-
- They taste like bounty bars. Ever tried a bounty bar before? These taste exactly the same, except with a protein boost!
- Just 5 ingredients. Coconut, condensed milk, powdered sugar substitute, protein powder, and chocolate!
- No dairy or gluten. It also happens to be low carb and sugar free, too!
- Ready in just 5 minutes. The hard part is waiting for the chocolate to firm up!
These bounty protein bars are ridiculously easy to whip, but look impressive and exactly like the original chocolate bar. The center is packed with delicious coconut flavor, coupled with a punch of protein and the texture of the shredded coconut. The chocolate exterior is delicate, rich and highlights the delicious combination of chocolate and coconut.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Coconut flakes- Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes. DO NOT use the sweetened kind.
- Sugar free condensed milk- Also known as keto condensed milk, it has all the texture and sweetness of the authentic kind, minus the carbs!
- Powdered sugar substitute- Skip the expensive store-bought kind and make your own!
- Protein powder- I used vanilla protein powder, but plain or unflavored varieties also work.
- Chocolate– I used dairy free chocolate chips, but standard or sugar free ones also work.
How to Make Coconut Protein Bars
Mix all the ingredients: Take a large bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix them together until a thick and sticky mixture remains.
Freeze for 10 minutes: Transfer the mixture into a lined pan and freeze for 10 minutes.
Cover in chocolate: Slice the mixture into bars then coat them in melted chocolate. Place them on a lined plate.
Let it set: Refrigerate the protein bars until the chocolate has set.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: Coconut protein bars can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to four weeks. They will keep longer if you refrigerate them.
- To freeze: Place the bars in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to six months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you’d like protein-free coconut bars, try making bounty bars instead.
By using sugar free condensed milk and sugar free chocolate chips, these protein bars are completely sugar free.
Coconut Protein Bars (5 Ingredients!)
- In a mixing bowl, add the coconut flakes, powdered sugar substitute, and protein powder and mix well. Add the sugar free condensed milk and mix well.
- Transfer the mixture into a lined 8 x 8-inch pan and press down. Freeze for 10 minutes to firm up. Slice the mixture into 12 bars.
- Add the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for 20-second increments until melted.
- Using two forks, dip the coconut bars in the chocolate until completely coated. Place them on a lined plate and refrigerate the bars until the chocolate has firmed up.