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Homemade Protein Bars

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Our homemade protein bars are made with oats, peanut butter and a chocolate drizzle.. easy to make and a delicious, healthy and satisfying snack that may become a family favorite!

Why You’ll Love Homemade Protein Bars

There are many decent protein bars on the market today. Not only that, we’ve tried many different protein bars over the years…and these are our favourites. It’s a perfect snack after school or before sports practice.

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make these delicious little bars. The chocolate drizzle is much more appealing to my kids, but it’s delicious even without it. I used peanut butter in the bar, but you can use whatever nut butter you have at home or whatever works for your family’s allergies.

Stack of homemade protein bars tied with parchment and twine

Ingredients for homemade protein bars:

  • oats– I use regular rolled oats. Oats are nutritious, nutritious and a good source of dietary fiber.
  • vanilla protein powder– Protein powders are a great way to easily add extra protein to your homemade protein bars.we like This one.
  • chris price cereal– Adds great texture to your bars. Puffed rice is also very active!
  • peanut butter– Peanut butter is essential to bind these bars together. Any nut butter works here!
  • honey– This is my favorite sweetener in these bars.
  • vanilla extract– Completely optional, but enhances the delicious vanilla flavor.
  • coconut oil– Coconut oil adds great flavor and texture and helps hold the bar together.
  • chocolate chips– We always use dark or semi-sweet chocolate.
homemade protein bar ingredients

How to make homemade protein bars

  1. put Oats in a blender or food processor. Mix until it looks like coarse flour.
  2. addition Place oats in a bowl with protein powder and crispy rice. Mix.
  3. heat Place peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a small saucepan and stir to combine over medium-low heat. Mix in the vanilla essence.
  4. pour it up Peanut butter mixture over oat mixture. mix.
  5. press Press mixture firmly into parchment-lined baking pan.
  6. melted chocolate; drizzle over the bar;
  7. Chill Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
  8. shop in the refrigerator.

This recipe has two tips. Each nut butter has a different moisture level, so you may need to add a tablespoon to keep the bar from falling apart. 2: Press the stick firmly into the pan. Pack them because this is what keeps them together. You don’t have to be Iron Man, but just try to hit and not move on. Let the kids help too!

Process shot of how to make homemade protein bars


If the mixture seems a little dry, add a little more nut butter. .

Press the bar firmly into the pan. Pack them because this is what keeps them together. You don’t have to be Iron Man, but just try to hit and not move on. Let the kids help too!

You can cut these into any shape you like. The loaf pan makes the perfect size bar for your child. But small squares are best suited for young people.

How to store homemade protein bars:

We recommend storing these protein bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve freshness, shape and crunch. They will stay fresh for about a month..if they last longer. !

Stack of chocolate-covered homemade protein bars

Recipes for healthier snacks for kids:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Four tablespoon chocolate chips melted
  • Parchment paper for lines and 8×8 baking sheet. set aside.

  • Place the oats in a high speed blender and blend until the oats turn into flour.

  • In a large bowl, combine oat flour, protein powder and crispy rice cereal.

  • Combine peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a small saucepan. Melt together over medium or low heat, stirring until combined, then add vanilla extract.

  • Pour peanut butter/honey over dry ingredients and stir. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly to the bottom until it spreads evenly.

  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. If the chocolate is too thick to drizzle, you can thin it by adding 1 tsp of melted coconut oil. Drizzle over your bar.

  • Refrigerate for at least 25 minutes before cutting into bars or squares! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

calorie: 192kcal | | carbohydrates: 18g | | protein: 7g | | obesity: 12g | | saturated fat: Fourg | | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | | Monounsaturated fat: Fourg | | cholesterol: 1mg | | sodium: 86mg | | potassium: 129mg | | fiber: 2g | | sugar: 9g | | Vitamin A: 78IU | | Vitamin C: 1mg | | calcium: 19mg | | iron: 1mg

Natalie Monson

I am a registered dietitian, mother of four, a food lover and a strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you’ll find delicious, fruit- and veg-rich recipes, tips to help your kids eat better and more intuitively, and tons of resources to feed your family.

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