If you like the Coconut Almond Built Bar, you’ll love my copycat recipe! With coconut flavoring, almond butter, chocolate and protein powder, you might even like it better!Jump to Recipe
There’s no question I’m a HUGE fan of Built Bars. (see my article about my favorite Built Bars here) In fact, if you saw the stash in my cupboard, you might just think I buy a new box every week. I have every flavor under the sun.
That’s exactly why I decided to try to make my own! While I couldn’t get my macros as good as a Built Bar (they have more protein), I still got 156 calories, 8 g protein, 10 g carbs, and 10 g fat per bar.
This past weekend my husband I ran a Spartan Race in Utah. And I did bring protein snacks for after the race. Both real Built Bars and these homemade ones. Here’s some of the food I brought:
We were out on the trail for almost 5 1/2 hours, and by the time we finished, we were starving! That’s when I love a good homemade protein bar!
With this protein bar, I was trying to make it resemble a coconut almond Built Bar.
This recipe I came up with made 5 mini bars, and I used
- vanilla protein powder (I used Optimum nutrition from Costco, but any Vanilla protein powder should do)
- almond butter (to hold everything together)
- powdered Monk fruit sugar (you can leave this out, but I like my bars to taste like a candybar. lol)
- coconut extract (to really get the coconut flavor!)
Then, for the top I added:
- Lilys sugar free chocolate chips (melted and using 1 tablespoon per bar)
- Almonds (two on each bar)
- and a tiny amount of flaked coconut.
I Melted the chocolate and drizzled it over the bars and almonds. SO GOOD! Kind of like an Almond Joy!
Give it a try!! Like and save it for later!!
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Built Bar Copycat Recipe: Coconut Almond Chocolate Protein Bites
- 4 tablespoons Lily's sugar free chocolate chips
- 10 small almonds
- 1 pinch coconut flakes
- Mix protein powder with almond butter, zero calorie powdered sugar, and coconut extract. Add 1 tablespoon of water to mix properly. If it's too dry, add one teaspoon at a time until you can form a dough. Not too much water or it will be too sticky!!Form into 5 equal balls or balls.
- Melt the chocolate. Add 2 almonds to the top of each bar or ball. Add one tablespoon of melted chocolate to each bar. Sprinkle with coconut. Freeze until chocolate becomes solid or until you are ready to eat!
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