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Homemade Protein Bars

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Easy and delicious Vegan Protein Bars!


  • 3/4 cup of dates, pitted and lightly packed
  • 1 cup of natural nut butter (a drippy kind is best)
  • 1/2 cup of flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup of plant based 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 the 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 nut butter, maple syrup, or fruit to the mixture to make it stick together)
  2. Once the mixture is ready, dump it all in a square dish. I used an 8×8 pan.
  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!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: protein bars
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan protein bars, protein bars, homemade protein bars