What is it about protein bars?  I think it is the sweet quick-fix treat.  It satiates, probably because it has protein in it as well as sufficient fat.  At any rate, I love them!  The variation was good too, but I think my favorite are the butter pecan protein bars. These are very substantial.  You can make a plain version, a version with sesame seeds or the butter pecan version; three nice variations!

1/cup whipping cream (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/cup sugar (75 mL)
1/cup powdered erythritol (60 mL)
3 tbsp butter, browned in a pan (45 mL)
2 tbsp whole, OR skim milk powder (coconut milk powder now available) (30 mL)
1/tsp molasses (2 mL)
1/tsp butterscotch, OR caramel (1 mL)
1/tsp vanilla extract (1 mL)
2 cups vanilla whey protein powder (500 mL)
3 tbsp chopped, toasted pecans, OR sesame seeds (45 mL)

In food processor, process cream, liquid sweetener, erythritol, butter, whole, OR skim milk powder, molasses, butterscotch, OR caramel extract and vanilla extract.  Add 1 cup vanilla whey protein; process.  Repeat with remaining whey protein.  Turn out onto a cutting board that has been “dusted” with whey protein powder.  Form into a rectangular shape and cut into 8 bars.  Press pecans or sesame seeds onto the protein bars all over on all sides. Freeze for an hour and then refrigerate.

Variation:  Use toasted sesame seeds instead. (3.0 g carbs)

Helpful Hint:  The product will be sticky to work with until you “dust” it with protein powder, and then it is easier.  

Yield:  8 bars
1 bar
187.7 calories
17.1 g protein
12.4 g fat
0.2 g fiber
2.7 g net carbs 

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