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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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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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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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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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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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I made a quest bar today. I used the recipe that Kristine over at busy but healthy used. This recipe is uncannily like my fabulous fudge recipe, except the vitafiber subs for my erythritol/ffcream cheese mix. Turned out great. I subbed peanut flour for the almond flour, I used cookie dough protein powder and added a few Lilys sf chocolate chips after it had cooled a bit. really delicious!
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ouizoid did you actually use vitafiber or did you make isomalt syrup and sub that for the vitafiber. I have an order coming with with isomalt. If using vitafiber where did you obtain it? I keep hoping either netrition or amazon will start selling it.
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What are the ingredients in vitafiber?
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i ordered the ISO vitafiber from the manufacturer and used that. Very easy to use! It is an isomalto-oligosaccharide. Basically all fiber

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This recipe is uncannily like my fabulous fudge recipe, except the vitafiber subs for my erythritol/ffcream cheese mix.
Please post your recipe for fantastic fudge or where we can find it posted.
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Very interested in this new product.
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i ordered the ISO vitafiber from the manufacturer and used that. Very easy to use! It is an isomalto-oligosaccharide. Basically all fiber
Thanks Ouizoid.
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And please post your Fantastic Fudge recipe with the ISO change. I will definitely be making it!
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this is an old recipe I made in 2010

Fabulous Protein Fudge

I think the quest bar recipe is a bit more chewy with the addition of the vitafiber--which makes it like a quest bar--but for those wanting a protein fudge, mine is easy to make
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If using vitafiber where did you obtain it? I keep hoping either netrition or amazon will start selling it.
Vitafiber does not appear to be available in retail packaging yet.
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Thanks ouizoid! Looks like a winner. I have it on my to do list for tomorrow.
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Well, made the fudge this morning and it is really soft. The flavor is good but can only be eaten with a spoon from the refrigerator. Next time I will cut down on the liquid ingredients. May depend on what type of protein powder you are using. Mine is whey protein powder unflavored. I also added an extra 1/2 T. cocoa powder as I didn't have chocolate flavored protein powder.
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I made these biscotti for an overnight trip we took. They don't need refrigeration, serve as a meal replacement, and taste terrific.

Chocolate Walnut Protein Biscotti Soobee
3 Tbs Vitafiber
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 Tbs cocoa
1/3 cup vanilla whey protein (ot protein powder of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 oz walnuts, chopped
Sweetener to taste
Put Vitafiber and coconut oil in a small sauce pan and heat until bubbles form, about 1 minute. Or you can nuke the ingredients until they bubble. Add in all other ingredients. If it’s dry, add a little water. At this point you can form into protein bars and harden in the fridge for an hour or so. If you want cookies, plop onto a toaster oven sheet (I line mine with a silicone mat) and bake. If you bake it at 350 for 5 minutes, you will have a slight crunch on the outside and a chewy center. If you go for 10 minutes, you will have biscotti. You will know they are done when they are firm in the center.
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I've never had a Quest bar but I have used this IMO-oligosaccharide syrup to make protein bars and I'm very pleased with it.

Both the powder and syrup are available in the UK (which is fortunate).

I like the look of Soobee's biscotti so I may well try that out I'm assuming that it's the syrup, not the powder?
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Yes, it's the syrup. I saw several candy recipes using both the syrup and the crystals on Bodybuilder's Pantry. I would like to buy the way ingredients to try some of them.
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I make one most afternoons--different flavor combos. Loving it! I found I had to reduce the protein powder to about 20 g instead of 30 g to get the texture right, but still great.
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Just placed my order for both the powder and liquid, excited to try this product. The baked muffins using the powder looked wonderful.
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Very happy to report that I used Vitafiber in a pecan pie recipe with great success. I just replaced the corn syrup with an equal amount of Vitaber and switched out the sugar for low carb sweeteners. Absolutely delicious. Oh, by the way, I used Buttoni's Pecan Crust, but I think you could use any crust you preferred.
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