Cookies and Brownies

Quest Bar Cookies

May 7, 2014

Prot: 21 g, Carbs: 21 g, Fat: 8 g, Cal: 240

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In case you’ve never tried baking your Quest bar into cookies, I thought I’d make a quick post on my new favorite thing, Quest Bar Cookies!

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When I first started protein baking and becoming part of the online fitness community, I kept hearing about Quest bars. Everyone seems to rave about how great they taste, and about their great macros. Quest bars are high in protein, and are made with isomalto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic fiber, which gives them the pliable consistency of a Power Bar but with only a few grams of non-fiber carbs. (A note about the macros: I think Quest does some fancy math to reduce the calories because of the high fiber content. I calculated the calories here without any fancy math.)

Anyway, the Quest bars are great! I quickly became a fan. My favorite flavors are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Brownie, and Cookies & Cream. (Anyone sensing a theme, here?)

So when the folks at Quest Nutrition contacted me about sending over some bars for me to bake with, I was thrilled! And so curious about how they bake up!

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I tried my first batch of Quest Bar Cookies by cutting up a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar into 8 pieces, and baking them. As I mentioned in my Facebook post, I was fascinated at the change in texture and so impressed!

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I’m embarrassed to say that there was a time while I was in grad school that I would eat a bunch of cookies for dinner (because I didn’t care enough about myself to make a proper meal). Now, it is quite a treat to be able to feel good about having 8 cookies as a quick meal or snack!

So here you have the simple instructions for my new favorite thing, Quest Bar Cookies!

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And I want to thank you kindly for using the links and ads here to purchase your Quest bars, since a small commission goes to support the blog (which means more great recipes for you!).

**You can purchase Quest bars (and lots of great healthy baking ingredeints!) with $10 off your first $30+ order at at Vitacost by shopping through this link: goo.gl/uxKkfR

Enjoy!


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Quest Bar Cookies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 8 cookies
  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 21g
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Cook time: 
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Makes 8 cookies (one serving).
Ingredients
  • 1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar (or any flavor)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Cut the Quest bar into 8 pieces.
  3. Place the pieces on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 3 minutes, then flatten the cookies.
  5. Bake 3 minutes more.
  6. Let cool slightly, and enjoy!
Notes
The macros here are for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar (my favorite!), and I calculated calories without any high-fiber fancy math.

**I later realized that some Quest bars are sweetened with sucralose, an artificial sweetener. While I will continue to enjoy these cookies in moderation, it is my goal here on the blog to bring you all-natural recipes. I will continue to work with the naturally sweetened Quest bars, and I hope Quest will consider switching to natural sweeteners for all of their bars!

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11 Comments

  • Reply ankita May 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Hey!
    If you’ve only used quest cookie dough bar which is originally 190 calories, why does the nutrition you’ve provided is 240 calories?

    • Reply Andréa May 10, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      Hi, I think Quest reduces the calorie count because of the high fiber content. But I calculated the standard 9*(grams of fat) + 4*(grams of carbs) + 4*(grams of protein). Hope that helps to clarify!

  • Reply Emily May 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    I just made these with the cookies and cream bar and they are excellent! Please no one make the mistake I did, wax paper and parchment paper are not the same! Follow the recipe!

    • Reply Andréa May 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      :) I haven’t tried making cookies from the Cookies and Cream bar yet. I must soon! Thanks for writing in!

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  • Reply Ta January 26, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    hey!
    I’m wanting to bake these and take them out with me for a snack tomorrow, will they stay good or will they go too hard?

    • Reply Andréa January 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM

      Hi,
      Within a day or so I think they’ll be good. I would wrap them in parchment and then in a plastic bag (so they don’t stick to the bag). I’ve also kept them several days only in parchment and then they are perfect for dunking in coffee! :)
      Thanks for writing in!
      Andréa

  • Reply Erica March 6, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Can you please give more info on which ones have the sucralose? Also when you bake what kind or brand sugar do you typically recommend that is healthy and natural.

    • Reply Andréa March 6, 2015 at 12:20 PM

      Hi Erica,
      Go to their webpage for the protein bars (here). When you scroll over each bar, the naturally sweetened ones say “Sweetened with Stevia Extract and Erythritol.” The others have sucralose.
      I like to use date sugar or coconut sugar. For a natural no-calorie sweetener, I like stevia (this one from the Vitamin Shoppe, some others are bitter), and erythritol.
      Hope that helps! And thanks for writing in! :)
      Andréa

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