Kinder Bueno is a candy bar made of a light wafer filled with hazelnut cream and covered with milk chocolate. It’s a very common vending machine candy bar here in Europe. Kinder Buneo is one of the few candy bars that I find worth cheating on my diet. I love the creamy filling inside the light crunchy wafer.
I wanted to reproduce a “Kinder Bueno-feeling” in a protein bar, so I came up with this recipe. This is the closest I could get to a Kinder Buneo taste. However, the light wafer is very difficult to imitate, so these protein Kinder Buenos are not as light and delicately crunchy as the original. But they’re lower in sugar and protein-packed :)
I started making the wafer-part using ready-made whole grain wraps that I cut into squares and rolled into tubes. I maintained the shape of the tubes by putting aluminium paper around them. I humidified the wraps and put them in the oven at 250 degrees Celsius for 15 min until the wraps were slightly brown and crispy.
I made the hazelnut cream filling with:
- 1/2 cup of vanilla whey protein
- 1/4 cup unflavored casein
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp barley drink powder
- a few drop of hazelnut flavoring (optional)
And blended everything with a hand mixer.
And filled in the tubes of wraps with the mix.
I made the milk chocolate coating using:
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp casein
This coating was still a bit too sticky even after a few hours in the fridge.
But the whole thing was quite delectable although it looked more like a profiterole than like a kinder bueno :)