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Old 06-28-2014, 05:33 AM   #1
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Homemade Questb Bars

I have been reading about how to make homemade Quest bars. So I ordered the Vitafiber liquid from Canada and tried this basic recipe.
Simple Chocolate Protein Bar Fitness Treats
2 tbsp VitaFiber syrup
1/4 cup protein powder (chocolate egg white protein powder) (I used vanilla whey)
1 tsp cocoa (I used 2)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat up the VitaFiber IMO-syrup in a pot just until bubbles start to form. Remove from the heat, add the other ingredients and mix it until you get a sticky dough. Add a tiny teaspoon of coconut flour if the dough isn’t going to be firm enough. Press the dough onto a silicone mold and stick it in the fridge for an hour so it sets.

I added a little sweetener and rolled it in walnuts. It tasted like a tootsie roll in texture. It's very easy and very fast. For my second try, a mixed in the chopped walnuts and some of my dried cranberries. It was just great. The bars do not need to be refrigerated as long as you don't add any ingredients (like cream) that need refrigeration. You can flavor your bars any way you want, use any protein that you like, and mix in whatever ingredients that suit your fancy.
A note of warning-the shipping costs more than the small bottle. The shipping is the same for the large bottle, so that's what I ordered.

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:01 PM   #2
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Interesting! I found the site where you got the recipe from and it looks like there are a lot of possibilities!
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I made a peanut butter version today and rolled it in peanuts. Tastes like a Pay Day bar.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
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Can you tell me who much the shipping was from VitaFiber? I can't seem to find it without going through the checkout process. Also how much by volume is the 5 kg container? Seems like a lot but if it is a dense product maybe it isn't too big?
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The bottle looks to be a little over a gallon. The shipping is $17 for either the big or little bottle. I am extremely pleased with this product.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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There is mention here that the granular version of this product appears to be the the same as Isomalt (which can be purchased at Netrition). Just wondering if you could make your own liquid equivalent by adding water to the granular and cooking it. Shipping would be a lot less and then you would have the ability to use it in more than one application. Also, have you had any unpleasant gut reactions with the consumption of this product?
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #7
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Well, I just answered my own question about the ability to make a syrup from the isomalt. The details can be found on the board here. Now if it will produce the same end result remains to be seen. Think I will include it in my next order and see what I can figure out. In the very least I will be able to make some pecan pie and share it with my DH. It is his favorite desert.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:34 AM   #8
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I just made a protein bar again this morning. I did not have any untoward effects, but I can tolerate polydextrose, isomalt, maltitol, and any variety of things that bother other people. So I don't think I'm a good person to answer this question.
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