Double Dark Cocoa Protein Bars
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Makes 4 bars.
  1. Mix dry ingredients to combine: whey protein, cocoa, coconut sugar, sea salt.
  2. Add in coconut milk. Mix well.
  3. Add coconut butter. Mix well, using your hands to combine, if necessary.
  4. Form dough into a rectangle and place on parchment paper.
  5. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes (or more) to firm up (or speed this up by placing it in the freezer for 5 minutes or so).
  6. Cut into 4 bars, and enjoy!
  7. Keep these cool or store in the refrigerator. Because of the coconut butter, they'll get melty if left out in warm temperatures.
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe (other than whey protein). (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.)

To make protein bars that won't melt at warm room temperatures, you might try using (melted) cacao butter instead of coconut butter. I think you might have to refrigerate the dough some before you can shape it into a rectangle, though.

Macros for the unsweetened version (without coconut sugar) are:
Prot: 24g, Carbs: 7g (4g fiber, 1g sugar), Fat: 10g, Cal: 215 per bar.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 239 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 7g Fiber: 4g Protein: 24g
Recipe by Andréa's Protein Cakery at