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The BEST Protein Bars EVER

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 3/4 cup moist/ sticky dried fruit (I used dates)
  • 1 cup nut butter (I used homemade peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, slightly melted
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 34 scoops of protein powder
  • 36 oz of dark chocolate (this simply depends on how much you want), some for top and some for bottom of bars


  1. Put all of your ingredients (MINUS this chocolate) into a food processor and process until fully combined. You’ll know it’s ready once you can roll the mixture into a ball and it stays together easily. (if needed, you can add more but butter, honey, or fruit to the mixture to make it stick together)
  2. Once the mixture is ready, dump it all in a small squar(ish) dish.
  3. Now, this is important: You need to press it ALL in there really good. It needs to be nice and tight and compact in the dish.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  5. Melt dark chocolate and pour over top.
  6. Refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes or until the chocolate has fully dried.
  7. Once the chocolate is fully hardened, cut out your bars (in whatever size you so desire). Getting the first bar out of the pan might be a little messy. However, the rest will come out just fine.
  8. If desired, drizzle chocolate over top of the other side of the bars, let chocolate harden, and ENJOY the BEST protein bars ever!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour