How does a collagen protein bar that is low on carbs but creamy and delicious sound? Good, right?! This simple recipe will make approx. 14 bars or 30 bite-sized squares. Be warned, although they are low carb they are packed with nutrition (fats and protein) and so deliver a hefty dose of energy (calories). So if fat/weight loss is your goal, it is not a good idea to have these on hand – they are totally addictive and it will be hard not to eat them every time you pass the kitchen, until they are no more!
12oz cashew butter (no added sugar)
½ cup raw cashew pieces
¼ cup Sweet Like Sugar™, powdered*
½ cup Ketologie Vanilla Keto Shake powder (2 scoops)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
Salt to taste**
*A small coffee/spice grinder works great for this. Alternatively, you can dissolve the Sweet Like Sugar™ into the melted coconut oil; or simply use the Sweet Like Sugar™ in it’s granulated form – you might get a bit of crunch in the bars but some people like that anyway!
**If you are using salted cashew butter and/or salted cashew pieces, you may not need to add any salt to this recipe. If you are using raw or unsalted nuts, you may like to add a teaspoon of sea salt – totally up to you!
Using a food processor or strong blender, pulse the cashew pieces until they are in small chopped pieces, then set aside. Put the cashew butter, coconut oil, powdered Sweet Like Sugar™ and Vanilla Keto Shake mix into the food processor and blend until well combined – it should become slightly warm and pourable. Pour or scrape out the cashew butter mixture into the chopped cashews and stir through with a spoon to combine. Pour or spoon the mixture into a parchment lined 8 x 8in cake tin. Place in freezer for 2 hours to set, then transfer to fridge for storage***. Once the mixture has set and is being stored at fridge temperature, they’ll be easy to slice into either protein bar size, or little squares as a sweet treat!
***Just like the similar “Bulletproof” nutrition bars, these end up being a bit melty if left at room temperature; but if you keep them in the fridge they are perfect!