No- Bake Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars

By Rena |

These homemade Double Chocolate Protein Bars are so easy to make and full of chocolate flavor. Makes for a perfect post-workout meal, snack, or treat! Loaded with protein there is no need to bake them!

protein bars on a plate. top view

These protein bars are made with rolled oats, nut butter, coconut oil, chia seeds, whey protein, and honey. The chocolate chips are optional or you may use sugar-free versions. Made with only a handful of ingredients, they are perfect to enjoy as treats, or as a post-workout snack. This homemade protein bar recipe takes just about 10 minutes to make and is so delicious.

Why these protein bars are so good

  • Easy: They are easy to make and ready in just 10 minutes.
  • Affordable: Making your own will save you so much money compared to buying store-bought versions. All you need is a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
  • Healthy: Made with clean ingredients and loaded with fiber and protein.

 

Ingredients you will need

  • Rolled Oats
  • Whey protein
  • Honey
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Mini Chocolate chips

Chocolate Protein Bars cut up on a plate

How to make these protein bars

    • Line an 8×8 pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.
    • In a large bowl mix together the protein powder, oats, and chia seeds.
    • Place the almond butter, coconut oil, and honey in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds or until pourable.
    • Pour the almond butter mixture into the oat mixture and still until thoroughly combined and a dough forms. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
    • Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan.
    • Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips or drizzle of melted chocolate over the top if desired.
    • Refrigerate for an hour or until set. Cut into 12 bars and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 

Tips and Substitutes

  • Chocolate Chips: Use sugar-free, dairy-free for a vegan option, or dark chocolate chips
  • Honey: maple syrup would be a good alternative especially for a vegan-friendly option.
  • Protein: any protein would be fine, use plant-based for a vegan-friendly option
  • Almond butter: any other nut butter would work for this recipe.
  • Place leftovers Protein bars in a container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months. Allow thawing in the fridge when ready to eat the night before.

 protein bars on a plate

Are protein bars actually good for you

Protein bars have the right balance of protein, carbs, and fats. Not all store-bought protein bars are good for you so it is best to make your own at home that has all the right healthy ingredients in them with very little to no preservatives. They are perfect as treats instead of candy bars and make for a great post-workout meal or snack.

When should you eat protein bars

Protein bars are good to have before training to fuel your workout and give you a nice energy boost or after a workout to fuel your muscles. Enjoy them during the day as a treat or a quick breakfast on the go in the morning.

How much protein should I eat per day

The recommended daily protein intake is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. For more specific information on this Check out this article on how much protein to eat per day.

protein bars with chocolate chips on a plate

Other healthy desserts

 

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protein bars on a plate

No-Bake Double Chocolate Protein Bars

No-bake protein bars that are loaded with chocolate flavor and made with oats, whey protein, and almond butter.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein chocolate flavor
  • 2 Cups Rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • ¾ Cup Almond butter or any other nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp Melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 Cup Honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ Cup Mini chocolate chips or sugar-free
  • Cooking spray
  • optional garnish: mini chocolate chips or melted chocolate for drizzling.

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together the protein powder, oats, and chia seeds.
  • Place the almond butter, coconut oil, and honey in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds or until pourable.
  • Pour the almond butter mixture into the oat mixture and still until thoroughly combined and a dough forms.
  • Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips or drizzle of melted chocolate over the top if desired.
  • Refrigerate for an hour or until set. Cut into 12 bars and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • Chocolate Chips: Use sugar-free, dairy-free for a vegan option, or dark chocolate chips
  • Honey: maple syrup would be a good alternative
  • Protein: any protein would be fine, use plant-based for a vegan-friendly option
Storage:
Place leftovers Protein bars in a container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months. Allow thawing in the fridge when ready to eat.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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  1. Sara Marriott says

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a high protein desert recipe for so long and these are so yummy!! I used chocolate brownie whey protein and added a tablespoon of cocoa and I will definitely be remaking !

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