Salted Caramel Honeycomb Quest Protein Bar

Quest bars were the original of the famous protein bars using isomalto-oligosaccharides or IMO syrup, probably more commonly known as VitaFiber. Now, there’s a whole host of different bars from various brands, all pretty similar in ingredients using either IMO or another prebiotic fibre such as Soluble Gluco Fibre.

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IMO can now easily be bought on its own as an ingredient. That means homemade Quest bars can be yours for a fraction of the price. I’d tried using the VitaFiber syrup before, but never the VitaFiber powder. So, me being me, I got my hands on some and had a good play around with it trying to get a bar that didn’t stay sticky, but had enough moisture to bind it all together. I probably played a bit too much which is why it’s taken me so long. But oh well. Done now, and here you go:

PS click for Chocolate Hazelnut (Nutella) Quest Bar

Salted Caramel & Honeycomb Crunch ‘Quest’ Bar:

  • 15g VitaFiber powder
  • 10g vanilla whey
  • 2-3g (1tsp) casein (preferably unflavoured or vanilla)
  • 3g peanut butter (I used Bulk Powders)
  • 5ml (1 tsp) sugar free caramel syrup
  • 1 salted caramel Cadbury’s chocolate finger

Directions:

  1. To a small bowl, add the syrup (if you have none, you may replace with 5ml of water but the flavour won’t be the same). Stir in the VitaFiber to form a thick paste.
  2. Stir in the whey protein and mix together.
  3. Add the casein protein, mix (or more like squish) together.
  4. Add the peanut butter and mix/squish again.
  5. Add the chopped up chocolate finger. Bring together into a ball and shape into a bar shape.

Macros: 102 calories; 5.9g carbs; 10.4g protein; 2.2g fat; 14.8g fiber

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4 Comments

  1. Luci
    June 5, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Is it ok to sub extra whey in place of the casein, do you think? Thanks 🙂

    • June 5, 2015 / 11:00 pm

      Unfortunately I found that it needs to casein to get a better texture! It ends up a bit too sticky otherwise. You could try using coconut flour or almond flour in place of it though, or add a bit more nut butter maybe? Just play with it until the texture is right for you 🙂

  2. Luci
    June 9, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    ok, thanks for the tips! 😀 star! X

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