Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Kaelin Tuell Poulin, LadyBoss Co-Founder, Weight Loss Expert, Best Selling Author

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It can be difficult to find delicious protein bar recipes. As a matter of fact, it’s kind of hard to find a good protein bar recipe that doesn’t have peanut butter. 

If you’re looking for delicious and healthy protein bar recipes, sometimes too much peanut butter can be a bad thing.

That’s why it’s important to look for healthy protein bar recipes that give you a little bit of variety. 

Luckily, we found a delicious one that has tons of nutrients in it.
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The Best Protein Bar Recipes

When it comes to making homemade protein bar recipes, there are a few things you should consider. Standard recipes for homemade protein bars don’t have to be complicated. They need two things: wet ingredients and dry ingredients. 

For the most part, your wet ingredients consist of oils, nut butters, and/or non-dairy milks. Your dry ingredients generally consist of oats, flours, and/or protein powders. 

Now, if you’re sick of the standard peanut butter protein bar, you can still get delicious healthy homemade protein bar recipes that don’t just taste like a block of peanut butter. 

Check out this recipe we found.

Chocolate Protein Bar Recipe:

If you’re like me, you’re a snacker. You love to have little bites of delicious salty and sweet foods throughout the day. That’s where protein bars can really change the game for you.

However, a lot of homemade protein bar recipes tend to have an obscene amount of peanut butter in them … which can add a lot of calories. 

That’s why we found this killer nut-butter-free recipe that’s sure to score points for any snacker.

Chocolate Protein Bar Recipe

A good homemade protein bar doesn’t have to be 90% peanut butter. This recipe is nut-butter-free and delivers a delicious taste as well as tons of nutrients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Snack
Cuisine Protein Bar


  • 1 ¼ c gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ scoop LadyBoss LEAN
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ c sugar-free maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ c almond milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 8 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • In a food processor or blender, process oats until it becomes a fine powder.
  • Add dates, protein powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Pulse until well-combined. (Mixture should be tacky, but not sticky… add more protein powder or milk to get the desired consistency).
  • In a small prep bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil.
  • Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Press oat and protein mixture into an 8×8 parchment-lined baking pan.
  • Spread chocolate mixture over the top.
  • Refrigerate 2-4 hours, or until chocolate is set.
  • Cut into 4×2 squares.
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More Homemade Snacks

Homemade snacks are a great way to get all of the protein you need without the processed ingredients of packaged food. However, when it comes to finding healthy snack ideas, you may find yourself at a loss for what to do.

That’s why it’s so important to find great recipes that you like. Figure out your favorite foods, and find replacements for the unhealthy ingredients in them. 

For example, if you love candy bars, a chocolate protein bar recipe is a great place to start. 

While healthy homemade protein bars are great for snacking, there are a lot of other great snacks out there. 

If you’re looking for more ideas for healthy snacks that are high in protein, check out these 31 healthy snack ideas and recipes. 



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