DIY Funfetti Protein Bars Recipe (fun and delicious)
What’s more fun than sprinkles? Just ask my children: they will unanimously respond that NOTHING is better than sprinkles. They would eat an insect as long as it was covered in sprinkles. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but you get the point.
We all know that our BioTRUST Nutrition protein bars are hands down the best protein bars on the market today. They come in two delicious natural flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Triple Chocolate. Both are sinful, and while I enjoy them right out of the package, when microwaved for just a few seconds, they become ooey, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth amazing.
Each one packs 10 grams of high-quality protein and 6 grams of gut-friendly fiber (including prebiotics). They have only 9 grams of net carbs and 200 calories per brownie. And if that doesn’t sell you, they are non-GMO and FREE from gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, and industrial seed oils. What’s more, they have NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors added.
Sometimes I also like to dabble with making my own protein treats, and when I do, I like to add fun sprinkles to entice the kiddos. As I mentioned, everything is better with a little color tossed into the mix.
Now I have made protein balls before, like these carrot cake balls, chickpea balls, keto fat bombs, and energy bombs. I have also tried my hand at granola bars, which were pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I rarely make my own protein bars recipe because, I mean—why would I when I have access to the world’s best? But since these items are so popular, they often go out of stock. So, it was time I took to the kitchen!
I wanted to use ingredients I also typically have in my kitchen. I generally have oats, protein powder, nut butter, and sprinkles (of course). We make a LOT of protein pancakes and have maple syrup and vanilla on hand. We always have various flours such as almond flour and coconut flour, as well as almond milk and coconut milk. So, this protein bars recipe was a no brainer in terms of throwing it all together.
Check out this protein bars recipe…
- ½ cup Vanilla Cupcake Low Carb Lite Protein Blend
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 cups oat flour
- 4 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup nut butter I used almond
- 2 tbsp Swerve sugar substitute optional
- Mix flours, protein, and sweetener in a bowl; set aside.
- Mix nut butter and syrup and heat in microwave roughly 30 seconds; set aside.
- Combine wet and dry mixtures.
- Add vanilla and milk and continue stirring until a batter forms.
- Transfer dough to baking dish and press down firmly to create an even layer.
- Press sprinkles into the top and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Cut into equal pieces and store in the fridge for up to one week.