Homemade Quest Style Protein Bars

I love quest bars!

Honestly, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t. But even though I am a loyal customer of Quest Nutrition products, sometimes my wallet doesn’t favor spending over $2 on a single bar. Luckily, I was able to find an awesome product that allows me to make my own Quest-style protein bars at home for a fraction of the price.

I stumbled upon Sweet-it VitaFiber syrup when I was searching for recipes to make homemade protein bars for Jack. He loves to grab protein bar before he heads to the gym on the weekends and my attempts just weren’t cutting it compared to the gigantic chocolate chunks found in his favorite Quest Bar flavor.

For my first purchase, I selected the 2.4kg option as this worked out to be enough for about 60 bars with my recipe.  At about $48, that works out to be roughly $0.80 a bar! Overall, my experience purchasing through the Sweet-It website was extremely easy and their customer service department kept me informed at every step until my package arrived.

I have only experimented with a couple recipes and can’t wait to try more! I have learned that the mixability of the protein powder (how easily it dissolves) makes a big difference in the texture of the final product. I have been using Cellucor COR-Performance Whey for these bars, but I might try a different brand when I run out since I feel mine turn out a bit drier than I would like. However, the taste is still unbelievable!

double Chocolate chunk protein bar

40g Sweet-it VitaFiber syrup
30g chocolate protein powder
1 Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Square, chopped

In a small bowl, microwave Sweet-it VitaFiber syrup for about 15-20 seconds or until it begins to bubble. Immediately remove from microwave and add protein powder and thoroughly combine using a spoon (this might take some elbow grease). The texture will look a bit dry like sand. Transfer to a nonstick surface (I used plastic wrap) and mold into a bar shape.  Once molded, add chocolate chunks to the top and press into bar.  Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before eating.

Servings: 1 bar
213 Calories – 37g carbs (30g fiber)S, 22g protein, 4g fat

I will be testing a ton of different variations and will be posting my favorites. i hope you give these a shot!

enjoy!

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