best protein bar?

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  1. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    i love protein bars as a snack when i'm bulking cause it's an easy way to fill in the gaps (i have a hard time eating enough food). what protein bars do you guys like? which ones are the best bang for the buck? I can't cook so i'm not making any homemade ones.

    My favorites that I have tried are probably the U-Turn bars but those are a little more expensive. I've also got those premiere ones they sell at Costco that come in the 3 flavors (double chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, yogurt peanut butter) and those are pretty good and a good value but the yogurt peanut butter ones taste like ass so sometimes I'm left with a box 1/3 uneaten.

    Suggestions? Price is important cause i'm poor.
     
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    i made my own in less than 20 minutes.

    no cooking needed, all it required was a bowl to stir it in, a pan, and a fridge to hold them in for the night
     
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    homemade FTW
     
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    pretty much.

    they taste good, they're not 3 bucks, you know what's in em, the list goes on and on man
     
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    Anyone try those trioplex cookies yet? Those taste pretty good.
     
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    Anyone have some good low carb protein bar recipes ?
    10-15g of Fat
    0-8g Carbs
    30-50g Protein?
     
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    ~~~Coconut Protein Bars Easy, Economical, and DELICIOUS! 3 grams of carbs per bar

    These bars are fast and easy to make. Please read below for ingredient information.

    ½ cup plus
    2 tablespoons water
    ¼ cup Stevita Stevia Supreme or ¼ cup Stevia blend or ¾ teaspoon pure stevia (stevioside)
    1/3-cup glycerin
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1 ½ cups isolated soy protein powder
    ¾ cup Milk & Egg Protein powder (MLO)
    ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (dried, NOT fresh)
    ½ teaspoon coconut super-strength flavoring (LorAnn)
    ½ teaspoon pineapple super-strength flavoring (LorAnn)

    1. In a microwave safe container, heat ½ cup of water to a boil. 2. Thoroughly dissolve stevia in hot water. 3. Add glycerin and coconut oil to water mixture – Allow to cool completely. (Using warm or hot water will ruin the texture of this protein bar.) 4. In a mixing bowl or large food processor container combine soy protein, Milk and Egg protein (MLO), and coconut. 5. Stir the coconut and pineapple extract into the cooled water mixture. 6. Slowly pour the cooled water mixture into the dry mixture and process with a sturdy mixer of food processor until the dough forms coarse crumbs. 7. Leaving the mixture in bowl, kneed it into a large ball. It should be the consistency of pie pastry dough, firm, yet slightly crumbly. If it is sticky, add more soy protein powder. If the dough is not moist enough to hold together when you squeeze it add more water one tablespoon at a time. 8. Forming the protein bars is essential to giving them that “store bought taste”. Press the dough evenly into a slightly oiled 8”x8” pan. Lightly oil the top of the dough. 9. The next step is pressing the bars to achieve the desired texture. Place another 8” x 8” pan on top of the dough. Place weights on top of this pan. (I use 50 pounds worth of hand weights.) Allow the dough to press for several hours or longer depending on your personal taste. Alternative method: Press dough onto a cooking sheet into an 8” x 8” square. Using heavy meat pounder or rolling pin, pound the dough until desired textured. After pressing the dough, cut into bars 1 ½” x 4”. Makes about 12 bars. These bars contain no preservatives so they must be refrigerated for storage.
     
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    UDGEY-NUTTY BARS

    2 and 1/3 cups vanilla protein powder
    1 oz square unsweetened chocolate
    1/2 cup butter
    4 oz cream cheese
    1 oz chopped almonds
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp peanut butter
    1/4 cup Splenda

    Melt butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and chocolate in bowl in microwave. Mix together very well and then add splenda & vanilla, mixing well again.

    Add walnuts and protein powder and mix. It will be difficult and messy to mix,
    you will have to use your hands near the end to knead it all together, squeezing so that the powder is incorporated into the mixture.

    Now place in an 8x8 0r 9x9 baking pan,
    flatten and refrigerate. When cooled
    and hardened, cut into 8 bars. Per bar: 21 grams protein, 3.15 carbs. This will vary according to the protein powder you use, I use Optimum Nutrtion as I have found it to be the best and it has 22g protein and 1.5g carbs in each scoop, but no aspartame.
     
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    12g of carbs but it's about as low as it goes man


    I had an idea.. wtih all the talk about baking your protein powder being bad, i've come up with a recipe I want to try out for a double layer proetin bar...

    1 cup wheat gluten flour
    85g oats
    1/2 cup soy flour
    5 egg whites
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup chopped alomonds
    (raisins optional)
    1/2 cup splenda
    1tsp vanilla extract
    some cinnimon and allspice to flavour

    Mix all ingredients, and put into a baking 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until hard to touch. Take it out to cool

    1 package vanilla sf jello (the kind you cook) ( I used chocolate)
    90 grams cream cheese, melted
    10 scoops of low carb vanilla protein ) I used 5 scoops chocolate WPI, and 5 scoops vanilla casein)
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    Optional da vinci syrup with enough water to make the jello. ( I used butterscotch flavouring to help mix the protein into a clumpy dry paste)

    Mix the protein and melted creamcheese and a little water or milk. Just enough to make a REALLY thick paste (edit- it'll be a really clumpy and dry paste)

    Make the jello how package tells you to. (You can do half milk, and half davici flavoured syrup.) pour it into the protein mix and mix really well. It'll be thick!. Spread it over the thing you just baked.

    Put it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Cut into equal pieces.

    I havent made these yet, but i'll try something along these lines tomorrow.

    EDIT: I made these bars, and they came out pretty good. I had to put the whole tray in the freezer before i could cut them. I wrapped them individually, and I'm going to keep them in my freezer. Feel free to create your own version of these- I thinkI'm on to something :p)

    I made 20 bars at 200 calories each, 8g fat, 12g carbs and 20g protein
     
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    doesn't the cost kind of stack up to make your own? i'd have to buy all the freakin ingredients... i don't have most of that stuff just lying around.
     
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