Here’s a protein rich and Nutella-flavored bar that you can enjoy for those midday munchies or after a workout. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts makes these bars addictively tasty, while the texture is somewhere between a fudge and a brownie. The added collagen protein makes these all the more healthy and nutritious.
In a food processor, process the rest of the hazelnuts until coarse.
Add in the almond flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, and protein powder and process until just blended.
Add the hazelnut butter and melted cocoa butter and process until you get a sticky dough (not runny).
Transfer the mixture into a 6-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
Press it gently and top with the reserved hazelnuts.
Place into the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
Cut into bars and serve.
If you want to blanch hazelnuts yourself, bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 3tbsp of baking soda, and boil the hazelnuts for around 2-3 minutes. Once done, drain the hazelnuts and transfer to an ice bath. The skins should be easy to peel off.
You don’t need to toast the blanched hazelnuts, but it does help bring out the hazelnut flavor more.
Store the bars in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to a month.
Recipe is created by Anela Tripkovic, a recipe creator and writer who publishes insightful food and diet-related articles on Kiss My Keto. Anela earned her master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
She believes that the keto diet should be simple and accessible to everyone, which is why she began creating keto-friendly recipes that can fit everyone’s lifestyle, schedule, and budget.