Homemade Quest Bar Recipes

Quest Bar

This post is for all of you fans of protein bars. If you haven’t tried a quest bar before, you are definitely missing out. Homemade quest protein bars are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free (though some contain artificial sweeteners), and high protein (20 g + per bar).  Each bar is around 200 calories and takes about five minutes to prepare, so it is a great snack. They come in a huge variety of flavors, including Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and White Chocolate Raspberry.

Some people say they aren’t a fan of the texture. They are a little stiff, and a touch gritty.  But the bars change a lot when you heat them.  You can bake them at 350 degrees F for a few minutes, or microwave them for about 20 seconds.  It turns them into soft, melty and delicious bars.

Below are some popular recipes I found from the following website: http://www.busybuthealthy.com/homemade-quest-protein-bars/

Version #1 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Author: Kristine Fretwell

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp VitaFiber Syrup (available on Amazon)
  • 1 scoop (30 grams or ¼ cup) whey protein, vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond meal (just ground up almonds)
  • 15 g (2 squares) no-sugar chocolate, chopped

Instructions

For a firm bar

  1. Heat the 2 Tbsp of VitaFiber Syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. When it just starts to bubble, remove from heat and immediately add protein powder, almond meal.
  2. Place mixture in a plastic bag and knead until it starts to cool down. It will form into a bar.
  3. Add in the chopped chocolate once its cooled a bit. Still might melt a little.

For a softer bar

  1. In a small bowl, combine the VitaFiber syrup, whey protein, almond meal and chopped chocolate. Mixture will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  2. From here, it can be stored in a plastic bag, or you could also bake it in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Nutrition

Serving size: Per bar (Cookie Dough flavor) Calories: 288, Fat: 10 g, Saturated fat: 3.5 g, Carbs: 33 g, Sugar: 4 g, Sodium: 131 mg, Fiber: 27 g, Protein: 22 g

Version #2 – White Chocolate Raspberry

Author: Kristine Fretwell

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp VitaFiber Syrup (available on Amazon)
  • 1 scoop (30 grams or ¼ cup) whey protein, raspberry (could also use vanilla, and add 2 tsp freeze dried raspberries)
  • 2 tsp almond meal (just ground up almonds)
  • ½ oz (1 oz square cut in half) white chocolate, chopped

Instructions

For a firm bar

  1. Heat the 2 Tbsp of VitaFiber Syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. When it just starts to bubble, remove from heat and immediately add protein powder, almond meal. Stir it around until it comes together.
  2. Place mixture in a plastic bag and knead until it starts to cool down. It will form into a bar.
  3. Add in the chopped white chocolate once its cooled a bit. Still might melt a little.

For a softer bar

  1. In a small bowl, combine the VitaFiber syrup, whey protein, almond meal and chopped white chocolate. Mixture will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  2. From here, it can be stored in a plastic bag, or you could also bake it in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Nutrition

Serving size: 1 bar. Calories: 288, Fat: 8.8 g, Carbs: 39 g, Sugar: 11 g, Sodium: 156 mg, Fiber: 26 g, Protein: 24 g

To Make a Batch of 12 Bars (Cookie Dough Flavor)

  • 1 1/2 cups VitaFiber Syrup
  • 3 cups whey protein powder, vanilla
  • 8 Tbsp almond flour
  • 24 squares no-sugar added chocolate (2 x 35 oz or 85 g bars), chopped

Follow the same directions as above. Put mixture into an 9×9 pan. Cut into 12 bars.

Other Flavor Recipe Ideas:

{Base recipe as above: 2 Tbsp VitaFiber syrup, 2 tsp almond meal, 1 scoop (30 grams or 1/4 cup) whey protein}

Strawberry Cheesecake – use vanilla whey protein, and add 2 tsp freeze dried strawberry pieces

Chocolate Peanut Butter – use chocolate peanut butter flavored whey protein, or chocolate whey. Add 2 tsp chopped peanuts

Peanut Butter & Jelly – use vanilla whey protein or berry flavored protein, add 2 tsp chopped peanuts

Double Chocolate Chunk – use chocolate whey protein, add 2 tsp chopped sugar free chocolate

Banana Nut Muffin – use vanilla whey protein, add 2 tsp freeze dried banana and 2 tsp chopped walnuts

Cinnamon Roll – use vanilla whey protein, add 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Coconut Cashew – use vanilla whey protein, add in 2 tsp unsweetened coconut and 2 tsp chopped cashews

Lemon Cream Pie – use vanilla whey protein, add in 1 tsp lemon extract and 1/2 tsp lemon zest

Apple Pie – use vanilla whey protein, add in 2 tsp freeze dried apple and 1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

It would be great if other people could share their recipes in the comments.

Happy bar making!

 

 

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