Healthy No Bake Nut Butter Protein Bar
These homemade protein bars only have a few ingredients in them, they are super easy to make and are way healthier than bars you’ll find at the store. The main two ingredients are the nut butter and the protein powder. You can experiment with different nut butters like Peanut butter, Almond butter and Sun Butter (sunflower seed butter). They all work really well and taste great!
You can also experiment with different types and flavors of protein powder. I tend to switch between a high quality whey protein and a great vegan protein like the ones from Vega. If you come up with a fun spin on this protein bar recipe we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
- ¾ cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (or honey)
- ½ cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder (Whey or Vegan options work)
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons Hemp Hearts/Seeds
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
(If you don’t have the chia or hemp try ¼ cup quick oats or quinoa flakes instead)
Basically you just put everything into a bowl and mix as well as you can with a mixing spoon. At some point you’ll need to start using your hands to need the mixture like dough. The mixture should stick together well…if not it could be too dry and you’ll need to add a bit more maple syrup, or better yet add a small amount of almond milk. Press the mixture firmly into a small wax paper lined dish (use a spoon to flatten out if needed. Place into the fridge or freezer and let set for 20+ minutes. For this amount of the protein bar mixture you should get 6 decent sized bars.
You’ll need to keep these in the fridge or they’ll get soft at room temperature. If you are looking for more healthy high protein snacks, check out my recipe sharing website at www.healthymorsel.com