We call these protein candy squares, because they are delicious little squares of high protein delight. The keto crowd would call them ‘fat bombs’, but they are much lower calorie, and higher protein, than typical fat bombs. Best of all, they are gluten-free, vegan, very easy to make, and economical, because nearly all of the ingredients are from Costco! (Although of course you don’t have to get the ingredients from Costco!)
They are also so rich and creamy that they are like candy, even with no added sugar, and yet they are very healthful, good for you, and, have we mentioned, no added sugar? These things almost defy description!
The only thing you will need to make these protein candy squares, besides the ingredients, is a good blender, and something to form them in (a loaf pan, a brownie pan, silicone molds, any number of things will work). For this particular recipe we poured the mixture into an 8×8 square brownie pan, and then cut it into squares once it had firmed up. For a later version, ‘Bullet-Proof Protein Candy Squares’ (so keep your eyes open for that one, we should be posting it shortly) we used these silicone molds, each of which has 126 squares that are little over one-half inch square.
Honestly, these things are so ridiculously easy to make, and so ridiculously delicious, that it’s almost criminal.
Two notes before we give you the recipe:
1. These do need to be stored in the refrigerator.
2. They are pretty darned tasty the first day, but somehow they get astonishingly tastier, and creamier, after a few days. If they last that long.
Gluten-Free Vegan Delicious Protein ‘Candy’ Squares
Recipe may be doubled
1/2 cup coconut oil (the solid kind, not the bottled liquid) (we get ours from Costco)
2 Tablespoons PBFit peanut butter powder (from Costco, you can also get the organic version here on Amazon)
2 Tablespoons Orgain Organic Protein + 50 Superfoods in Vanilla Bean (we get ours from Costco, you can also get it on Amazon here)
2 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder (this is the one thing we don’t get from Costco, because we are in love with the No Cow chocolate protein powder)
(Read here why we support No Cow and why their protein bars are the only gluten-free vegan protein bars that we buy for ourselves.)
Put all ingredients into your blender, and blend until completely smooth.
Pour into your pan or mold, and place in the refrigerator until completely firm.
Cut into squares, and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
How much protein, etc., will be in each square depends entirely on how big you make the squares. The entire recipe, if made using the exact ingredients above, contains a total of approximately 22 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 117 grams of fat, and 1126 calories. Divide accordingly.
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