STRAWBERRY COCONUT PROTEIN BARS
Posted on 26 June 2016
- 324 g Calories
- 19 g Fat
- 21 g Carbohydrates
- 0 g Fibre
- 17 g Protein
2 1/2 cups freeze-dried strawberries
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2.75 oz. dark chocolate
Place the strawberries in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the coconut and whey, and vanilla, and process until the mixture is fine but not totally ground to a flour. There may be small pieces of berry or coconut. This is great as it adds texture.
Add the coconut or almond milk and process until the mixture starts to come together. Line a bar tin with silicone paper and press the mixture evenly into the tin. Cover and refrigerate until it firms up. Alteatively, you can just divide the mixture into 4 or 8 equal portions and form in to bars. Place on a tray, lined with silicone paper, and refrigerate until they firm up enough to coat.
Place the dark chocolate into a plastic bowl and microwave for about one minute. It might need another 15 seconds or so. Stir the mixture until melted. Keep stirring the mixture as it cools slightly. You can also melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (a bain marie). Once melted, remove from the heat and stir until it cools slightly.
Coat each bar in the chocolate and set on to a tray, lined with silicone paper, to set completely. You can set the bars at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for ten minutes or so until the chocolate sets.
Now, you can temper the chocolate well and coat the bars with a smooth finish if you are like me and prefer them this way.