Like many of you I adore Quest bars. The only thing I don’t adore is the price. So I set about learning how to make them myself! For a fraction of the cost you can get almost an identical bar with the added benefit of making it what ever flavour you want!
Being the official ‘Chef Chimp’ for team Skinny Chimp it was only right I created a banana flavour for those little monkeys! I used Smart Protein’s Optimum Whey as there flavours are really tasty, and a good flavoured protein powder is essential in this recipe.
These bars are super simple to make and require no baking at all (just a little mixing and squashing) so you can knock up a batch in the evening ready for the next day. Have a go and see!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Yields: 4 Bars
45g chocolate whey protein
45g banana whey protein
20g chopped dark choc (at least 75% cocoa)
150g IMO syrup (or Vitafiber)
1To make these bars all you need to do is mix all of the ingredients together so no powder remains on the sides of the bowl. You will need to almost ‘work’ the protein powder into the syrup so I would suggest doing this first then adding the chocolate chunks. Once everything is fully combined press it into a small lined square baking tray approx ½ inch thick. At this stage it is very sticky but don’t worry, as it cools it will firm up.
2Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting into bars.
3They are best kept in the fridge until you want to eat them as they do soften if left to warm up.