Finding healthy snack bars at the grocery store is not always an easy task.
There's always a wall of options, but most of them are either loaded with unhealthy ingredients, overpriced, or not suitable for a low-carb diet.
You could try buying in bulk to save money, but you usually have to buy a huge box of all the same flavor to save any money.
Wouldn't it be so much easier if you could make them at home?
Now, you can.
These low-carb homemade snack bars are made with an array of high-fat, low-carb ingredients. They're satisfying, chewy, and crunchy, and the perfect way to refuel your muscles after a tough workout or curb hunger cravings between meals.
And because they call for FBOMB Macadamia Nut Butter, there are so many different ways you can customize these bars based on taste and personal preference.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- FBOMB Macadamia Nut Butter
- FBOMB Coconut Oil
- Egg white
- Almond flour
- Coconut flakes
- Nuts (pecans, almonds)
- Sunflower seeds
Tips for Making Homemade Nutrition Bars
Is this your first time making homemade snack bars? Here are some tips to make the experience a success:
- Let them cool: We know it's hard to wait when something yummy just comes out of the oven. But give these a few minutes to cool before cutting and serving. They're full of protein and healthy fats, which may get a little messy if you aren't careful!
- Use parchment paper: Trust us on this... clean-up will be much easier.
- Don't be afraid to experiment: While this is our favorite low-carb homemade energy bar, feel free to substitute ingredients or try different variations down the road. You can switch up nut butters, the nuts you use, and even the types of healthy oils to give them different flavors and health benefits!
On that last point, we'll show you how to mix things up in the next section!
Low-Carb Ingredient Options for Snack Bars
Want to customize this recipe? Here are all the low-carb ingredients you can use to make these nutrition bars.
- Nuts: Nuts are a nutritional powerhouse. Technically a healthy "fat" source, almost all nuts are loaded with protein, too. Mix and match as you see fit!
- Nut butters: Look for ones without fillers. Our assortment of Macadamia Nut Butters comes in a variety of flavors, like Pecan and Chocolate Sea Salt. You can’t go wrong with any flavor you choose.
- Almond flour: The perfect "glue" to hold everything together, almond flour has a whopping 6g of protein per ounce [*]!
- Protein powder: To really up the protein, you can add a scoop of your favorite low-carb protein powder (or meal replacement powder) to the mix. Different flavors of protein powder will change this recipe up, and also give the finished product more of a "chew."
- Egg whites: This recipe calls for only one egg white. But you can increase the protein in your recipe by 3.6g for each egg white that you add—and get a ton of healthy bioactive compounds, too [*]!
Other Low-Carb Recipes You’ll Like
- Low-Carb Lemon Bars
- No-Bake Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- Low-Carb Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Cereal Bites
Homemade Low-Carb Nutrition Bars Recipe
- Yield: 16
- Serving size: 1 bar
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- ½ cup FBOMB Macadamia Nut Butter (flavor of choice)
- 2 packets (4 tablespoons) FBOMB Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup erythritol (or sugar-free sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 1½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup almonds, slivered
- 2 cups pecans, chopped
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over the sides. This will make the bars easier to remove later.
- Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add the FBOMB macadamia Nut Butter, FBOMB Coconut Oil, and sweetener. Stir until sweetener has dissolved. Remove pot from heat and allow mixture to cool down for a few minutes.
- Whisk in cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg white. Stir in almond flour, coconut, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds until thoroughly combined.
- Pour mixture into pan. Press down firmly with a spatula until tightly compressed.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven when edges are slightly brown.
- Allow to cool completely. You can place it in the refrigerator to help it cool faster.
- Once cooled, gently pull the parchment paper up to lift the uncut bars to a cutting board. Cut into 16 even bars.
Note: Bars can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
- Fat: 33g
- Protein: 6g
- Total Carbohydrates: 13.5g
- Fiber: 5.5g
- Sugar Alcohol: 4.5g
- Net Carbohydrates: 3.5g
- Fat: 83%
- Protein: 7%
- Carbohydrates: 10%
Don't have time to make nutrition bars at home? Try FBOMB Real-Food Snack Bars!