These incredible low carb protein bars were originally published in July 2018. I have updated the recipe and the steps to make this recipe better than the original.
These are still what I consider to be the best keto protein bar there is! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Why These Keto Protein Bars Are So Good!
Making homemade low carb protein bars is so easy! This recipe gives you the chance to make bars better than supermarket keto protein bars. Make your own better-than Quest Bars or Smart Bars with ingredients you have at home!
- This keto protein bar recipe is really easy to make! Prep only takes about 2 minutes and no cooking involved. These are a no bake keto protein bar. How good is that?
- These low carb protein bars are versatile. You can make keto protein bars with no nuts, or with any flavourings you prefer!
- These protein bars are keto and low carb with less than 1g net carbs per serving.
- All our recipes are tested in multiple kitchens and by multiple home cooks! We want to create the best keto recipes! Quality and flavour is super important to the Mad Creations team!
The Keto Ingredients in Keto Protein Bars
Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make our delicious keto protein bars
Keto Protein Powder – I use an unflavored Whey Protein Isolate. You can choose from your best keto protein powders both flavoured or unflavored for this recipe.
Sukrin Syrup – You will need a sticky keto sweetener like Sukrin Gold to make these bars. It is what holds the bar together.
MCT Oil – I use MCT Oil but you can use coconut oil or a neutral taste olive oil if preferred.
Tip #1 – Don’t add all the WPI at once.
I like to add about three-quarters of the powder and add as I mix the protein bars.
It makes it easier to mix and allows me to judge whether I need more. Some WPI powders are more absorbent. If the mixture is dry add some more syrup or oil to make it smooth.
Tip #2 – Mix with your hands. I put on gloves and mix this way. It helps make a better smoother bar and you can feel if the mixture needs more of any particular ingredients.
How to Make Keto Protein Bars
Step 1. Heat the syrup. It doesn’t need to be too hot, especially if you are mixing by hand. If you do not have a microwave this can be done over a saucepan of simmering water.
Step 2. Add the ingredients to the bowl. (See above for tips).
Step 3. Mix with gloved hands until it is smooth. It should stick together and be slightly sticky.
Step 4. Line a slice tray with cling film and press the mixture into the tray evenly. As you can see from my picture I chose to top with extra toasted almonds. Cover and chill. Cut into bars or bites and enjoy!
FAQS and Hot Tips!
That is up to you. Depending on the protein powder used the bars can be a good source of protein and may give you the feeling of fullness. Personally, I wouldn’t use a bar as a replacement for real food though.
Most bars found in the supermarket do contain maltitol. If buying a protein bar look for brands like Locako.
Weight loss is linked to what you eat overall and when. I wouldn’t say a keto protein bar could tip it either way.
Up to you. I choose a WPI but if you need a dairy-free protein powder I would go with pea protein.
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Low Carb Protein Bars – Keto Nougat
- 160 g Sukrin Gold Syrup Click the link for the ONLY supplier in Australia
- 100 g whey protein isolate I use Isopure
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- 2 tablespoons MCT oil optional but makes for a nicer consistency
- Heat the syrup in a large heat-safe bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds or until you see it start to bubble.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and stir.
- Using your hands really mash these ingredients until it starts to form a sticky but dry consistency.
- Press into moulds of choice or slice tray. Refrigerate until set
Your Own Notes
Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook Keto, Keto Loco, The Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.
Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017.
I make these with natural pea protein and Fibre syrup from Nothing Naughty in NZ (the closest thing I can find to Sukrin syrup). Have made with both natural and a mix of natural/caramel fiber syrup and both are good. Ran out of MCT oil today so used coconut oil instead. Thanks Megan 🙂
So happy you improvised Paula.
These bars were so easy to make and so delicious!!
I am so glad you enjoyed them Dennis.
It looks incredibly delicious. I wish this were in front of me.
These Protein Bars are so good. Make your own and you will see they are better than bought ones. They are quick and so easy to whip up. Low carb and so delicious 😋🥰
I love them too Lucy. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
I am from Germany and there is a recipe as a substitute for sweet sirup.
If you use it instantly
106 ml of water
54 g of erythrit
An a messerspitze (a tini little bit of) Stevia
Boil water with eritryth until clear, than put the xanthan and stevia in the pot… Stir like crazy as the xanthan will want to build pieces and not want to be a cristal clear part of the sirup if you don’t stir stir stir
Now you start at step 2 of the recipe above.
Works for me… It is some fluffy stuff. Tomorrow I want to dip them in selfmade chocolate… Yummi
If you want to prepare sirup you have to use “destilliertes Wasser” – Water für ironing? Without any minerals… So the sirup will stay clear. And you must! fill it in a glas bottle.
Hi Nio, I am totally going to try this and see how it goes. Thanks for the recipe and tips.