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Coconut Cream Protein Fudge Bars {THM-S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free}

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I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about posting a recipe! These are a sweet, chewy, creamy and coconutty delight! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at homemade protein bars for some time, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use to hold them together. After some searching, I came upon the idea of using coconut butter. Fortunately for me, I had bought a jar of coconut butter quite some time ago, and it has just been sitting in my cabinet waiting for these beauties!

I knew with the first bite that I had hit upon something golden! When I was trying to decide what to call them, my husband suggested I call them “I Want Some More” Bars – because that is what he is always saying when these are around! Seriously, the first batch I made was GONE in less than ten minutes, and my kids (and husband) were asking when I was going to make more.
These little gems are packed full of good-for-you ingredients. Coconut, coconut oil, protein powder & collagen – all power house ingredients that will treat your body right and make your taste buds sing at the same time!

They are super easy to make – just throw everything in your food processor and give it a whirl! These don’t have as much protein as a store bought bar, but they are still decent (and don’t have any questionable ingredients). For an even easier recipe check out my Loaded Peanut Butter Protein Bars!

I got 8 bars from this recipe (16 of the smaller ones pictured). Each bar has 14.5 grams of protein (the smaller ones would have just over 7). The protein comes from the rich protein powder and the collagen hydrolysate. (Don’t let that big word scare you! If you are unsure about what collagen is or its benefits, check out this article.)

Coconut Cream Protein Fudge Bars {THM-S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free}

  1. Place all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and process until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place into desired mold or roll between parchment. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  3. Place in freezer to harden
  4. Cut into desired shapes (or remove from molds) and store in the refrigerator.

I used a silicone mini loaf pan, then cut the bars in half. (The photos show mini bars – cut into fourths) I will soon be investing in a Bar Silicone Baking Mold – because I will be making a lot more of these!

I put the chocolate chips in the bottom of the loaf pan, then put the protein bar “batter” on top. It’s totally up to you how you want to do that!

I think these would be portable up to several hours, but they definitely soften as they come to room temperature, so keep that in mind!

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30 thoughts on “Coconut Cream Protein Fudge Bars {THM-S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free}

  1. These are fantastic I had to add more water for some reason? right now they are in the freezer and I cannot help but take a bite whenever I pass by! thanks for the recipe!

    1. No, the collagen hydrosolate is different than the beef gelatin. If you are using Great Lakes brand, you want the kind in the green can, not the red.

      1. thank you for replying.
        I’m curious as to what would happen if I did use the orange can. Would it still be edible…?

  2. The scary word is actually “hydrolysate,” not “hydrosolate” πŸ˜‰ Broken down, it’s hydro [water] lyse [break down] ate [product] – the molecular bonds have been broken down by having water molecules inserted, and that makes the amino acids more accessible so the body absorbs them faster. Collagen hydrolysate is made with gelatin and pineapple enzymes, it says on the can.

  3. What the heck is THM and what is gentle sweet? Are you able to suggest a substitute for this as UK do not have access to this product.

    1. THM stands for Trim Healthy Mama, a simple way of eating for optimal health and weight management! If you do not have access to order the THM Gentle Sweet, I would recommend that you try this homemade recipe. πŸ™‚ Gentle Sweet is a blend of Xylitol, Erythritol, and Stevia.
      You could also sub whatever sweetener you prefer in place of the Gentle Sweet!

    2. Trim Healthy Mama is a weight loss plan. You can find the book on Amazon, where you also can find the products recommended in the book.

  4. Omg, I want to cry! What a waste of expensive ingredients! Mine did not work at all. It was grainy and super oily. The only difference was I didn’t have the sweetener so I used a few drops of stevia glycerite instead. In the trash. πŸ™

    1. Hi Aimee, I’m so sorry you had a bad experience. I have made these over and over and they may seem a bit grainy or oily at first, but once they firm up in the freezer they turn fudgy. The 1/4 cup Gentle Sweet does add some body to the recipe, so you may need to add some more bulk if you are using stevia drops.

      1. I wanted to make a suggestion to person who didn’t like these. Try your coconut oil and butter alone. Do you like the flavor? If not try a different brand. I was making lots of recipes and they all tasted “off.” It was my coconut oil. It was terrible and had a bitter flavor despite being organic. My sister thought the same. I changed oils and things are tasting much better!

    2. Also, someone else had mentioned that it worked better for them if they left the coconut oil solid when they mixed it, instead of melting it.

  5. I just made these today and they are delicious! Love the flavor and will be definitely making them again. Just a quick question – mine are really chewy (kind of gummy) even after being in the freezer – is that the correct consistency? Thanks! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, I think so – I think of it more as a fudgy texture. They shouldn’t be chewy like gummies, though.

  6. I loved these! So delicious and almost like dessert! I am so excited to have a protein bar without peanuts or almonds as I don’t eat either! Thank you! I will be making these again and again! Perfect quick snack!

  7. I have made these twice and I’m very thankful for the recipe. I so appreciate the effort and cost that you put into these recipes then publish it for free for all to have. The first time I made them they were a little oily so I just put in the fridge for about 15 minutes and mixed again before placing in my silicone molds. Also, the second time I used my stand up mixer instead of my food processor. I think these are wonderful. I would also like to remind anyone new to this recipe as we are Keto people looking for high fat recipes with moderate protein. Calorie count is not a focus of someone looking for Keto recipes.

  8. Looks yummy! Do you think these would hold together with out the collagen? Maybe using more protein powder? I had a horrible reaction to the THM collagen- I had massive hives for 2 weeks! And am afraid to try ingesting it again.

    1. Oh dear – I’m sorry you had such a reaction! I would think they would be ok if you doubled the protein powder and omitted the collagen.

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