60-second low-carb Reese’s Bomb

Ingredients:

-1 chocolate brownie Quest protein bar (Chocolate chip cookie dough (also delicious with chocolate peanut butter, double chocolate chunk, or chocolate chip cookie dough flavors)

-1-2 tablespoons peanut butter

This shouldn’t even qualify as a recipe – it’s more of a life hack. This is a two-birds-one-stone solution for when you’re craving something rich and sweet but want to eat clean, too.

I’m a big fan of Quest protein bars – they’re surprisingly tasty and extremely low carb (4g net carbs per bar). There’s a great chewiness to them and they taste sweet without cramming in artificial sugar substitutes that wreck your stomach – the type in a diet coke or most protein bars.

When you throw them in the microwave, for just a few seconds, something magical happens – they expand and warm up, like a cookie skillet or a brownie cake.

Smother one in a bit of peanut butter and boom – you have a gooey, molten, chocolate-peanut butter mess that somehow packs a lot more protein than carbs or fat.

Directions:

-Unwrap quest bar and break it in half

-Smother both sides of each half in peanut butter; stack on top of one another

-Microwave for 15-20 seconds (more = more done)

-Enjoy; ideally with a cold glass of mil

Note: there are other similar low-carb / high protein bars that also work well, but Quest bars are the most widely available.

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