Cookie Dough Caramel Protein Bars

These are fairly decadent for a protein bar but great for morning tea or afternoon tea when you just want a little something sweet but satiating. Easy to make too! If you don't feel like dipping the squares in chocolate you can always give them a good drizzle.

This recipe is based on one by Charley's Health - you can see the original recipe HERE, and fine mine below.


1 cup almond flour

2 scoops Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein

2 Tbsp cashew or peanut butter

1 Tbsp melted coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

Generous pinch of sea salt

Handful of dark chocolate chips (or cut up chocolate bar like I used)

* water as needed

Mix the ingredients (except water) together and then add water 1 Tbsp at a time, as needed, to make the mixture come together.


2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup

3 Tbsp cashew or peanut butter

Pinch of sea salt

Milk as needed

Stir the honey, nut butter and sea salt together then add a little bit of milk of choice until it is spreadable. It won’t need much.

Chocolate coating:

75g dark chocolate

1 Tbsp coconut oil

Melt these together over a double boiler, or in the microwave for 15 second increments.

Directions for assembly:

Press the base mix into a standard sized loaf tin lined with baking paper.

Top with the ‘caramel’ and then place into the freezer to set. 1-3 hours approximately.

Once set, slice into small squares and dip each square into the melted chocolate mixture. Drizzle with any excess chocolate and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt crystals.

Store in the fridge until ready to eat.


Remember as always, you can get 20% off all Nuzest products with code MYANDLE

As well as delicious PEAK chocolate from Vital Health NZ.

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Please Note: I do not provide the services of a licensed dietician, information received should not be seen as medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing licensed health professionals. Read the full health disclaimer here.


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