No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

//No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars


Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 30 min | Servings: 12

Delicious, free of refined sugar, and no baking required!


  • 1 cup raw nuts (I used pecans)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 packet (1.5 oz) of plant-based vanilla protein powder (I used Garden of Life)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, ideally with no refined sugar. You can also use these homemade 3 ingredient chocolate bars instead!
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Spray a square cooking pan, 8 by 8, with coconut oil. Alternatively, you can use muffin tins and just cut them in half at the end!
  2. Chop 1/4 cup of the nuts and set them aside.
  3. Add the remaining 3/4 cup of nuts and the salt to either a powerful blender (Bullet, Vitamix) or a food processor. Blend until you have nut butter (the butter shouldn’t have any big chunks left in it and should stick together, but will still be crumbly).
  4. Add the oats, protein powder, and maple syrup, and blend until smooth.
  5. Press mixture into the pan or tin with your fingers. Top with the chopped nuts and press them into the bars.
  6. Microwave chocolate chips or coconut chocolate bars in a glass bowl until melted. Drizzle chocolate over the protein bars.
  7. Put the bars in the fridge for 20 minutes before cutting. This will give them a chance to harden.

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By |2017-05-30T07:33:31-07:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

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Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at


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