Tasty and filling, these even make a satiating breakfast along with your coffee or tea. These freeze nicely.  You can eat them right out of the freezer or keep them in the refrigerator for a softer texture. These were photographed freshly made.  Protein bars are a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth, however, they have a bigger role to play than that.  They can make a good snack or light meal and satiate the appetite for hours.  Just look at how much protein are in these almost 21 grams....more than the protein in 3 eggs!

6 oz cream cheese, softened (180 g)
1/cup powdered erythritol (75 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 2 tbsp (30 mL)
1 tbsp whipping cream (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
2 cups vanilla whey protein powder (500 mL)
2/cup chopped whole raw almonds, (75 mL)

In food processor, process cream cheese, erythritol, liquid sweetener, whipping cream and vanilla extract until smooth.  Add whey protein powder; process on slow speed.  Stir in 1/cup (75 mL) chopped almonds. 

Turn out onto a cutting board.  Press out into a rectangle.  Spread the remaining almonds over the top and press into the protein bars to adhere.  Cut into 8 bars.  Freeze and later refrigerate or leave them in the freezer.

Helpful Hint:  I use the whey protein powder that is available in Walmart, called Equate Whey Protein Supplement in Smooth Vanilla flavor.  

Yield:  8 protein bars
1 protein bar
224.2 calories
20.6 g protein
14.5 g fat
1.4 g fiber
2.7 g net carbs 

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