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Protein Bars

These no-bake peanut butter protein bars are made with simple ingredients and super easy to whip up. They're an awesome protein-packed snack to meal prep for the week.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein bars
Servings: 6
Calories: 294kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (I used Nuzest)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt omit if peanut butter has salt
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter that’s drippy or almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil (to help moisten) more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-4 Tablespoons chocolate chips plus extra chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
    Loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Combine protein powder, oat flour and salt.
    Oat flour and vanilla protein powder in a bowl. Whisk is beside the bowl.
  • Add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla and coconut oil. The dough will be quite thick. I suggest combining the dough with your hands. If it’s still too dry add more coconut oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.
    Spatula in a mixing bowl with peanut butter protein bar mixture.
  • Mix in chocolate chips with hand or spoon.
    Peanut butter protein bar mixture with chocolate chips in a bowl.
  • Press dough into a lined loaf pan and add more chocolate chips on top. Press the chips in with your hands.
    Chocolate chip peanut butter protein bar mixture in a loaf pan lined with parchment.
  • Let bars chill in fridge for at least one hour before cutting.
  • Remove bars from the fridge, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and enjoy.
  • Bars will last about one week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.

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Notes

  • Honey: I haven't tested this recipe with anything else, but I think another liquid sweetener like maple syrup or date syrup would work well. 
  • Peanut butter: any natural, drippy nut butter should work. You can try almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g