My Bariatric Life weight-loss maintenance recipe: OMG! Almond Joy Protein Bar

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WinkHere's my recipe for a protein bar that's "to-die-for." They're really, really GOOD - much better tasting and so much cheaper than the protein bars you buy off-the-shelf. Plus, they're packed with protein and low in carbs by a 2:1 ratio. Compare that to the bars you're buying and I guarantee that you'll find nothing like it.

OMG! Almond Joy Protein Bangredients

  • 1 square unsweetened Baker's chocolate
  • 2 Tbls. Butter
  • 2 Tbls. heavy cream
  • 3 packets of Stevia*
  • 3 scoops Syntrax Nectar Protein Powder Chocolate Truffle
  • 1 c. chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconu
  • 2 Tbls. Sugar-free DaVinci almond syrup (or SF vanilla, or SF coconut)


  1. Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave 1 min. Do not overheat! Remove from oven and stir until completely melted.
  2. Add Stevia and cream and stir until incorporated.
  3. Add protein powder, almonds, coconut and stir well.
  4. Add the syrup and mix thoroughly. The "dough" will become stiff and you may have to knead it with your hands.
  5. Line a bread loaf pan with plastic wrap and press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the pan.
  6. Chill until firm. Cut into 6 large bars. Keep refrigerated or store in zip-lock bags and freeze.

Nutrition information: 273 calories, 18 grams protein, 8 grams carbohydrates, and 21 grams fat per bar

_*_Stevia is from a plant just like sugar is. However, it is low calorie and doesn't adversely affect blood glucose levels like sugar does. Plus, it is not chemical-laden like Splenda or Equal sugar substitutes.

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I am sharing my wonderful recipe make-overs with you that have helped me to be successful in maintaining my weight loss from bariatric surgery in 2003. These include delicious protein shakes - some of which taste even better than the delicious fat and sugger ladden Frappucinos at Starbucks,** protein bars** that are far more healthy and affordable than those you buy online/in-store, and awesome** recipe-makeovers of foods you love** but are no longer part of a bariatric life food plan.

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