Microwave a Protein Bar & You’ll Be Eating a Warm Cake in Seconds!
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Did someone say cake for breakfast? 🙋♀️
We recently found out about an awesome little recipe hack that truly takes the cake. Turns out, if you microwave a Built Bar (and I’m thinking this would work on other protein bars too), it turns into a warm, decadent cake in just 30 seconds. Yes, really!
We’ve been all about recipe hacks lately at Hip2Save, like whipping up Nutella and Nesquik to make fabulous drinks and changing up cooking methods for classics like pancakes and grilled cheese. But this clever tip has us bewildered at how simple it is!
Microwaving a Built Bar (or most protein bars for that matter) results in a warm and delicious dessert with a fluffy cake-like texture!
Cool, right?! Not only are Built Bars a healthy snack or breakfast idea, but now you can enjoy them as a dessert, with much less guilt!
This hack is so easy that Stetson even created a video for ya!
Better yet, Built Bars don’t taste like the chalky, bitter protein bars you may have been burned by in the past. Collin and her son actually tried a whopping 18 different Built Bars to put all the flavors to the test so you know the best ones to stock up on!
To make your experience totally heavenly, choose a Built Bar flavor that you’d normally eat as a cake or go with one of Collin’s top ranked flavors – this is a sure way to know you’ll love the results.
Take off the wrapper, put your Built Bar on a plate, microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, and VOILA!
The results? A warm, delicious, moist, cake-like healthy snack that took little to no work at all!
Here’s the before:
And here’s the after:
If you’re celebrating a birthday during quarantine, you can hop on Zoom (or another favorite way to stay in touch) and enjoy some “cake” together with family and friends…all while keeping things healthy. Go ahead and add a candle too because this is definitely something special to be celebrated! 😉
Here’s what our taste testers (Stetson and Collin) said about this microwave Built Bar hack:
“Crazy how you can pop these things into a microwave for 30 seconds and you have a cake right before your eyes. I used Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie and as soon as it came out of the microwave, you’re hit with that freshly baked brownie smell!” – Stetson
“This really is such a neat recipe hack, and it totally works! I’m guessing this would work well with many other protein bars too, and I swear it makes them taste better. I’ve done this on a few of my fave flavors, and they all turn out so good. The banana nut bread bar tastes exceptionally yummy!” -Collin