When that sweet tooth kicks in and you just need a little something to get you through (especially if it’s chocolate), here is a great treat for you! My Deep Chocolate “Candy” Nut Bars are basically just like regular chocolate bars, but without the sugar and unhealthy fats. They are absolutely delicious and the best part is that you control the sweetness. Some people prefer a sweeter chocolate and others semi-sweet… so sweeten to your liking. Also, you can prepare them in a candy mold or simply use a sealable plastic bag. They are so incredibly easy to make! Be creative and enjoy!

Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…



1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder
2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
4 TB liquid coconut oil (or melted)
liquid stevia drops, to taste
½ oz chopped nuts

OPTIONAL ADD-INS (not included in below Nutrition Data):
Dried fruit
Flavored extracts

How to Prepare

1. Combine protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut oil, stevia drops, and chopped nuts.
2. Stir well until mixture is fully combined. Pour into candy mold or right into a plastic sealable bag or container. If using a bag, seal the bag and then spread it out into a thin layer. Put on a flat surface in the freezer until frozen solid.
3. Store in the freezer until you are ready to eat. You can also chop it up and use as healthy chocolate chips as a topping for yogurt, etc. Enjoy!

Per serving (recipe serves 6): 130 calories, 5 grams protein, 2 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber), 11.5 grams fat

100% TASTE, 0% GUILT

Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.