Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars - Chocolate + Coffee = Love

Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars

I get bored suuuuuuuuper easily, and so while I’ve really enjoyed my Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars, and Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Bars (all the keto protein bars!), I’ve been craving variety. Enter coffee. And chocolate. Um, low carb mocha chip protein bars? Yes, please.

These bars are like crack, and might be my favorite flavor yet, because they combine the two foods I love most (coffee is totally a food), and because they are sugar free, gluten free, filling and won’t make me fat. Win. There’s also a tiny bit of caffeine from the espresso powder, which is likely influencing me here, because I’m clearly addicted to coffee. When you try and squeeze coffee into a sugar free protein bar recipe, you should probably just admit you’ve got a problem.

But, since I’m not going to admit anything, here’s a recipe for low carb mocha chip protein bars!

Notes on Making Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars:

  • These low carb protein bars follow the same formula as a few others on this blog. That little recipe key is discussed in-depth here, in case you want to make your own flavor!
  • I used espresso powder to make these, but you could also use regular instant coffee, or even decaf instant coffee.
  • These should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for the best texture and flavor, but there’s not problem with keeping these at room temperature (if you wanted to have them in your bag for a snack during the day, for instance).
  • You cannot substitute liquid coffee here, or a coffee syrup, as there will be way, way, way too much extra moisture.
  • You could also use chocolate whey protein here, for an even more noticeable chocolate flavor to kick these into high gear.

Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars - Chocolate + Coffee = Love

Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 196

Fat per serving: 11.7g

Carbs per serving: 2.7g net (4.4g total)

Protein per serving: 14.8g

Fiber per serving: 1.7g

Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. With a fork, mash together cream cheese and coconut manna.
  2. Add in vanilla whey proteinr, and espresso powder and combine until completely mixed, and a dough forms. I used my hands here, and kneaded it until everything was completely mixed.
  3. Grate or crumble chocolate over dough, and keep kneading until it's evenly distributed.
  4. Press dough mixture into a silicon pullman loaf pan or a regular pullman loaf pan that has been lined with parchment/wax paper and chill for 10-15 minutes. You don't want it hard, just a little chilled.
  5. Turn out loaf onto a cutting board and slice into 6 equal pieces.
  6. Wrap in wax paper and store in the fridge.
  7. Caffeinate while you get your protein!
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Low Carb Mocha Chip Protein Bars - Chocolate + Coffee = Love

3 Comments

  • Laura December 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Hahah, me again! So question: I have in my possession 1 bar of 100% cocoa baking chocolate. How much sweetener should I use for it?

    Reply
    • Liz December 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Hi again!! Hm, so I would just use the chocolate as is, but the amount of sweetener to the bars will depend on the type you are using! For liquid stevia, I’d use about 10-15 drops for the recipe (depending on how sweet you like your protein bars), and for a granulated sweetener – about a tablespoon. If you’re using a powdered pure stevia, 1-2 tiny scoops should do it. If the powdered stevia is mixed with maltodextrin, about a half teaspoon should do it!

      If I missed the sweetener you’re using, let me know!!

      Reply
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