Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe

Reward yourself after a challenging winter workout by chowing down on one of these good-for-you protein bars. With 6 grams of protein each, they will put those holiday cookies (and store-bought protein bars) to shame. If you don’t own a food processor, you can purchase oat flour at most grocery stores. To keep it vegan, simply replace the whey protein powder with a plant-based variety and use maple syrup in lieu of honey.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Photos by Emily Miller

Serves 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup quick oats
3 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 cup organic brown rice crisps cereal
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoon non-dairy chocolate chips


  1. Line a 9×5” loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. Place rolled oats in food processor and pulse until oats are a flour consistency.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix processed rolled oats with quick oats, protein powder, and cereal.
  4. In a small pan over medium heat, stir honey and peanut butter until melted and combined. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour peanut butter mixture over oats. Stir well.
  5. Using hands, press mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  6. In microwave, melt chocolate chips for 1 minute, and then 30-second intervals stirring in between, until fully melted. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over bars.
  7. Let cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing into 12 bars.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

With inspiration from Running With Spoons’ recipe.

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