Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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These EASY Peanut Butter Protein Bars are healthy, delicious and made with just a few simple ingredients with zero baking required! They come together in under 10 minutes!

These EASY Peanut Butter Protein Bars are healthy, delicious and made with just a few simple ingredients with zero baking required!  They come together in under 10 minutes!
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There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter together and these peanut butter protein bars make the perfect healthy snack that comes together in under 10 minutes! I love keeping these bars in the fridge (or freezer) then just grabbing one when I want something to snack on or need a post-workout treat. So much better than store-bought bars that have that awful chalky texture and taste. These are delicious and much better for you!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Packed with 9 grams of protein per bar for the perfect healthy snack you can meal prep each week!
  • Easily made in just 10 minutes with zero baking required.
  • Minimal ingredients used for delicious protein bars that taste way better (and better for you) than store-bought protein bars.
  • You can also use this recipe to make peanut butter protein balls or protein cookie dough!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • almond flour – nutrient dense flour packed with protein that helps these bars hold their shape. You could also use oat flour in place of the almond flour if you have a nut-allergy.
  • peanut butter – I used natural creamy peanut butter with no added sugar, but any nut butter will work in these or even sunflower butter if you have a nut allergy.
  • protein powder – feel free to use your favorite plant-based protein powder or whey protein powder in these bars. You can also use vanilla protein powder or other flavors such as chocolate, peanut butter or even cinnamon.
  • honey – naturally sweetens these bars without using any refined sugar and helps to hold them together, but you could also use maple syrup or other natural sweetener.
  • milk – I used unsweetened almond milk, but any type of milk will work in this recipe.
  • vanilla extract – delicious boost of flavor!
  • chocolate chips – I used Lily’s chocolate chips which are gluten-free and sweetened with stevia making the sugar content really low. You could also use Lily’s dark chocolate chips or chips of choice.

How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  1. Mix ingredients. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, protein powder, peanut butter, honey, milk and vanilla using a spatula until all combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Transfer to pan. Pour batter into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper and firmly flatten the mixture with a spatula. Feel free to sprinkle in additional chocolate chips, if desired.
  3. Chill. Transfer dish to the refrigerator and let the bars chill for 30 minutes to an hour before slicing. You could also stick the pan in the freezer for about 25 minutes until set.
  4. Cut into bars. Slice into 16 squares (or you could slice into bigger bars) and store in a the refrigerator in a sealed, airtight container until ready to eat. These bars will last up to 2 weeks.
These EASY Peanut Butter Protein Bars are healthy, delicious and made with just a few simple ingredients with zero baking required!  They come together in under 10 minutes!

Recipe Variations

  • Make into balls – you can easily turn these homemade protein bars into delicious peanut butter protein balls! Make the recipe as directed then roll the peanut butter mixture into 2-inch balls. Store them in a sealed container in the fridge so that the balls keep their shape.
  • Enjoy as cookie dough – this peanut butter protein mixture tastes really similar to cookie dough so why not enjoy it as such?? Simple stir all the ingredients together and store in the fridge and enjoy a scoop or two every now and then for a sweet treat.
  • Nut-free – substitute the almond flour with oat flour and the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter to make these bars nut-free!
  • Vegan – to make these bars vegan, simply swap out the honey for maple syrup and use dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • Other mix-ins – try adding in other additions like chopped nuts, chia seeds, flaxseed meal for some added fiber or drizzle some melted chocolate on top for a decadent dessert!

Prepping and Storing

To Store: These bars need be stored in the fridge to help hold their shape. Store in a sealed, airtight container for up to 2 weeks or grab them straight from the freezer and enjoy once they thaw for a few minutes.

To Freeze: These peanut butter protein bars can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just let them thaw a few minutes at room temperature before eating.

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Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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These EASY Peanut Butter Protein Bars are healthy, delicious and made with just a few simple ingredients with zero baking required! They come together in under 10 minutes!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 173kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup protein powder of choice
  • 3/4 cups natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips I used Lily’s

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, protein powder, peanut butter, honey, milk and vanilla using a spatula until all combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper and firmly flatten the mixture with a spatula. Feel free to sprinkle in additional chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Transfer dish to the refrigerator and let the bars chill for 30 minutes to an hour before slicing. You could also stick the pan in the freezer for about 25 minutes until set.
  • Slice into 16 squares (or you could slice into bigger bars) and store in a the refrigerator in a sealed, airtight container until ready to eat. These bars will last up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 11.8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 58.6mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 5.2g

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