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Butter Caramel Nougat Keto Protein Bars

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I certainly have you covered with these delicious Butter Caramel Nougat Keto Protein Bars.

A recipe that was originally made with leftovers of several recipes I was working on on the same day turned out perhaps better than the 3 other recipes.  Once refrigerated and sampled, I was in heaven.

They are very much like a Snickers, and I swear if you added a few nuts and some sugar free milk chocolate and you would have a whole new sensation.

Sukrin Syrups

These are very easy to make, but you do need some Sukrin Fibre Syrups.  Don’t hate me for more recipes using these products, they are just so versatile for making sweets and confectionery with almost an identical consistency and flavour as their sugar-filled equivalents.  Sukrin Gold fibre syrup is so much like golden syrup in cooking so it can give you those very “caramelly” flavours that golden syrup affords, as well as that “chew” in Anzac Cookies.

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The clear syrup is a lot like a glucose syrup used in confectionery recipes or nougat.  It is so simple to use in these recipes and unfortunately neither the clear or golden syrup have any substitutes I know of.  At the moment there is only one supplier of Sukrin, in Australia but they may change in the very near future.  All I can say is I have been a little bit smitten with the syrups and how I can easily recreate recipes that were otherwise impossible to make in a compliant keto version.

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The above picture is just the salted caramel nougat on its own and dipped in chocolate.  Super easy! Instead of splitting the mix I have just added double the WPI and Melis to the salted caramel  and placed straight into a slice pan and left to set. Cut into desired size dip in a little melted dark chocolate.

Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) and Substitutes

The use of WPI in many of my recipes allows me to create very low carb sweets that can also benefit from a lighter texture to a slightly crisp outer edge on recipes like the Chocolate Caramel Donuts.  If you do not eat any dairy, there are some great substitutes in products like Pea Protein powders (0 carb) and Egg White protein powders.  Again these products do need to be sourced either online or at your local health or supplements stores.  Unfortunately most supermarkets are still behind in the times and do not stock all our dietary needs (well at least for a little compliant faux food sorcery).


Check the notes within the recipe for some substitutions.  This recipe is far from rocket science.  Add your own flavour combinations to change this up.  Delicious with coffee added, or some of the Well Naturally Chocolate Raspberry Crisp.  This recipe is totally suitable to freeze and great in the lunchboxes as well.

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If you love this recipe let us know below how you went, what flavours you tried and how you shaped yours up.  I hope you can hide it from everyone else in the house so it doesn’t get all gobbled up before you can enjoy that little piece from time to time.


xo Meg


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Butter Caramel Nougat Keto Protein Bars

These are so delicious!  A tasty sugar free sweet treat.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
refrigerate: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: Keto Protein Bar
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 24 serves
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Caramel and Nougat Layer

Chocolate Nougat Layer


Caramel and Nougat Layer

  • In a large glass bowl add butter, fibre syrup, and cream
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes
  • Stir
  • Microwave 3 minutes
  • Add WPI, Sukrin melis, vanilla and salt. Stir until thick add more protein powder if mix is not thick.
  • Press mixture into 6 bar mould, only fill 1/3rd of each mould. You could use half a slice tray or even mini shape moulds if you dont have a bar mould. Even braking into small balls and combining with rest of mixture into a ball shape would work.
  • Spoon thickened caramel over salted caramel nougat.

Chocolate Nougat Layer

  • Heat fibre syrup for 90 seconds.
  • Stir in WPI and cacao powder until thick
  • Spoon over the top of caramel and press down
  • Refrigerate until set.


All layers can be done in different order.
Flavoured whey proteins can be used.
*For whey-free recipe, zero carb pea protein can be use. Sukrin Fibre Syrups are interchangeable.
You can make a blonde caramel with the clear syrup if needed.
Recipe is easily doubled for a full slice tray.
Cut the bars into 3-4 pieces each for 24-32 serves
Carbohydrate/fibre values in nutritional panel have been changed to reflect net carb content per serve


Serving: 1g | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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  • Anne W says:

    Can I give Sukrin Gold a blast in TMX instead of using Sukrin Melis?

    • Megan says:

      You could but Melis is a white sweetener. The sukrin gold would give a different flavour but I am sure it would be very tasty

  • Anne W says:

    Thanks for that, it’s just that I have ordered the Sukrin Gold and the Gold Fibre Syrup and they are on their way from WA to Tas and Aus Post take so long to deliver……..!

  • Liz says:

    4 stars
    When I made the Choc nougat layer it seemed to have too much whey to syrup ratio as it was very dry & didn’t mix in. I had to add extra syrup & even then it was a bit late and is very grainy. The other layers were perfect. I didn’t have Sukrin fibre syrup but another high fibre syrup. The first two layers were perfect so I’m not sure why the last layer hasn’t worked.

  • Kristen says:

    If I have vanilla & chocolate Isopure would I omit the vanilla extract & cocoa from each layer as the WPI is already flavoured?

  • Kristen says:

    Where are the instructions for the caramel layer? Do you just boil extra clear syrup? Sorry, I’ve never made caramel..

  • Chelsea says:

    Found this recipe was missing steps and ratio off the chocolate stage was grainy not sure how I’m meant to pour it your other protein bars have MCT oil in them these didn’t is that it How please!!

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