Reader Recipe – Almond Cookie Dough Bars

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!

Reader recipe: Make it your whey

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.