Keto Protein Bars – Vanilla nougat

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These Vanilla Nougat Keto Protein Bars are going to be your new favourite recipe by far!  
Super low carb bars, that are EXTREMELY easy to make!  I have based this recipe on the extremely tasty Smart Protein Bars. If you have tried the Smart Bar and loved it then you will love this low carb bar. 
Keto Protein Bars are not hard to make. It does just take a couple of specialty ingredients to come together perfectly.
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Vanilla Protein Bar Ingredients

  • Sukrin Clear Fiber syrup – there is no substitute in Australia that is low carb and works the same for this ingredient. I think of it as a keto glucose syrup.  Anything you ever made made pre-keto with a glucose syrup or honey, you can pretty much make with this syrup. If you purchase buy a bundle of the syrups and the Bakers Pack.
  • Isopure Whey Protein Isolate – this low sugar protein powder is amazing in sweets. A neutral flavour and gives consistent smooth results in every recipe I use it in. Yes isolate is different to concentrate and I recommend using the isolate in this keto protein bar recipe.

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Making your Own Protein Bars at Home

To give you a reality check on costing out one of these bars versus what the original bar costs lets do the math. A similiar style bar costs around $5.50 retail.

A Mad Creations Nougat Bar costs $1.55 how did I calculate this.  This pricing includes the cost of Sukrin Clear Fiber Syrup, one packet of Isopure Protein Powder and includes even a $20 postage fee (which is more than total costs).

 It can also be considered that 1 bottle and packet of Isopure Protein Powder makes 36 bars.  At this cost if you like to purchase protein bars you would be saving $3.95 per bar.  Cheap eats if you ask me, plus you can even make these into smaller bars as well.

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Vanilla Nougat Keto Protein Bar – Smart Bar style

Be prepared to fall in love with these Vanilla Nougat Keto Protein Bars. So good!
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 6 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 serves
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  • Heat Sukrin syrup in a medium pyrex bowl in microwave for 30 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


1. You can flavour these bars with flavoured WPI, or other spices and extracts
2. If the mix turns out a little dry heat more syrup and add
3. The MCT adds a little consistency to the mix, you can substitute liquid coconut oil. If some “bleeds” out of your bars afterwards this is fine and good for you. lol.
4. The carbs in these is very negligible in one bar the total net carbohydrate for the whole mixed batch was under 4g.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0mg | Net Carbs: 0g
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  • 5 stars
    I made this and went back for thirds to make sure it tasted so good and wasn’t me being a guts! And in my head I said Omg I felt guilty but if the whole batch is 4 g net carbs … my guilt appeased and ok just one more piece… try this it is ohhh so good!!

  • Natusha says:

    5 stars
    I really enjoy 2 of these at night with a herbal tea 🙊.
    I also use Macadamia nuts instead of the slithered almonds. Such a good recipe!

  • Susan says:

    Hello, Looks good! Do you think heated Sukrin Gold would work as I don’t have the syrup? Thank you. 🌻

  • Chelsea says:

    I have pea protein isolate vegan powder as it was on sale at Aldi’s. Could I use this?

    • Megan says:

      You could Chelsea but it may make it crumblier and just taste the protein powder first. If it is nice and neutral in flavour than it should be fine. If it doesn’t taste good then I wouldn’t use it in this recipe as the taste will come through

  • Kristen says:

    Can these be frozen? If not, how long would they last in the fridge?

  • Kim says:

    Hey, just wondering as i don’t have a microwave would you heat this up on double boiler or in thermomix? Also just brought 3 books and a microwave used for pastry recipes what method would you suggest??
    Thanks Kim

  • Bridget says:

    Is there any substitute for the fiber syrup? It contains IMO’s which I’m trying to avoid as they raise blood sugars. Many thanks.

    • Megan says:

      Hi Bridget, I tend to address all substitutions in the blog posts. The Sukrin fibre currently has no keto alternatives in Australia.

  • Lauren says:

    5 stars
    Could I use sugar free maple syrup instead of the fiber syrup? Thanks!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Lauren, no it does not work. The SF maple syrup has zero viscosity vs fibre syrup.

  • Tracy says:

    I was DESPERATE to try this but didn’t have the syrup… but I did have Inulin! I heated a cup of Inulin with half a cup of water and when it was boiled for a bit and clear I added it to the dry ingredients. The WPI I used stayed soft and really sticky too so I added some micellar that I bought for another recipe. Not too shabby!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      That sounds super interesting Tracy I hope you show us what it looks like through social media

  • Nio says:

    5 stars
    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
    1g xanthan
    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.


    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Nio, I am totally going to try this and see how it goes. Thanks for the recipe and tips.

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