Reader Recipe – Almond Cookie Dough Bars

USN Almond

Almond Cookie Dough Bars

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“Low carb and loaded with protein, these bars are great for a hunger-busting snack, and they are really yummy too!”

Winner: Megan Bason

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  • ½ cup USN vanilla whey protein
  • 5-6 tbsp almond butter
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 65g crushed almonds
  • Xylitol to taste
  • Dark chocolate (optional)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon until it’s in a dough consistency.
  2. Press dough out evenly on a lined plate, or a silicone or ordinary baking tray (make sure you line it otherwise the bars will stick).
  3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
  4. Slice into bars.


Prep and freeze

After you’ve sliced them into bars, wrap them individually in foil and freeze them. It’s an easy way to ensure you have a healthy snack on hand when hunger strikes!

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Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.