This recipe is posted as a courtesy to those following a variety of low-carb and ketogenic diets (not necessarily Meal Plans designed by me). This recipe may or may not be appropriate for you.
These bars are my absolute favourite! With the taste of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange® but the moist, chewy texture of a brownie, the challenge is eating just ONE! Really!
Each one has only 6- 1/2 g net carbs and 34 g of protein per bar and have almost 21 g of healthy fats and are great as a meal replacement on your Meal Plan, but remember; one serving is one bar. Seriously, they are that good!
The texture is a little firmer than the chocolate orange ones, so they travel well in zipper lock sandwich or snack bag and can go with you to the office, the gym or school. (The might even survive in a bicycle shirt pocket, for the reader who was looking for that!)
These use clarified butter (ghee) and tahini (ground sesame paste) and I recommend using peppermint orange extract and the freshest 100% tahini sesame butter (no added soybeans oil).
I hope you enjoy these!
To our good health,
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Chocolate Orange Low Carb Protein Bars
1 cup flax meal, ground
6-8 Tbsp coconut flour
13 scoops whey isolate protein powder, unsweetened
6 Tbsp 100% cocoa powder, sifted
3 Tbsp Swerve® sweetener
1/2 tsp sea salt, ground
1 cup 100% pure tahini (ground sesame butter), unsweetened
5 Tbsp ghee, melted
1 ½ tsp real orange extract
1 cup filtered water
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Melt the ghee over a low heat, until just barely melted.
Put the tahini (sesame butter) in a deep bowl and slowly stir in the melted ghee. Gradually stir in the water, stirring very well until completely blended and smooth, then add the orange extract.
Pour the sesame butter (tahini), ghee and water mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well with a large spoon, until it forms a firm dough. Gather the ball together with your hands and knead as you would for a bread dough, to make sure all the dry ingredients are uniformly moist.
Grease a 7 ½ x 11-inch baking pan (or line with plastic wrap) and gently press the dough into pan and place another sheet of plastic wrap on top).
Take a small, empty glass jar (or drinking glass) and use it like a rolling pin, to make the dough is flat.
Cover well with a plastic bag and chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
When ready to serve, cut down the middle lengthwise and then across into 6 even pieces. Makes 12 bars.
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