Home-Made Quest Bar: Natural Chocolate

After the successful first round, this time we decided to perfect the procedure a bit and at the same time also make a bar with more natural ingredients.

When using a protein powder with a flavor, you still end up with extra ingredients of the protein powder you might not want.
Many whey proteins often use a sweetener called sucralose, a binder derived from soy (soy lecithin) just to name a few.

Since the Vita Fiber is already sweet, you don't really need any extra sweeteners.
So let's try a bar with only 3 ingredients:

40 grams of Vita Fiber
25 grams of unflavored whey protein - we used Protein 17, but you can use any type of unflavored whey.
8 grams (1 tbsp) of cocoa powder

First, mix up the whey and cocoa powder together in a bowl. You could skip this to create more of a swirl in the bar, but in this case we want an even color throughout the bar.
Again, heat the Vita Fiber in a small saucepan until it starts to bubble.

Pour the Vita Fiber into the bowl and stir this through the mixture
until you get a crumbly consistency.
Transfer it over onto a piece of plastic wrap and squeeze it together well, you should end up with a Play-Doh type of chunk.

Now transfer it over to a new piece of plastic wrap if needed, and knead it into a bar. Wrap it up, cut off any excess plastic, and cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

One of the things we wondered about, was if this bar keeps well outside the fridge? Once it's kept in the fridge overnight, it becomes quite hard, and after leaving it out for about 6 hours or so, it became a little softer, but was still quite solid.

Reason for this is the heating of the Vita Fiber, you can also make a bar without heating it, but the bar is significantly softer and stickier.

Want the awesome macros? Here you go:

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