Homemade Protein Bars - Paleo Friendly


This is our rendition of a protein bar to have for quick meal/snack options that you can make at home. We really liked this one... not too sweet. We use fruit juice sweetened dried cranberries. You can set aside some of the nut mixture if you'd like to put on top, but it makes for messy bars.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
20 servings


  • 2 cups walnuts

  • 1 cup pecans

  • 2 cups almonds

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder

  • ½ cup pitted dates

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup coconut flour

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees F (104 degrees C). Arrange walnuts and pecans on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until nuts are roasted and fragrant, about 30 minutes. Remove nuts from oven. Increase oven temperature to 230 degrees F (110 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  3. Pulse roasted walnuts, roasted pecans, and almonds together in a food processor until mixture is resembles a coarse meal; transfer to a large bowl. Add pumpkin seeds, cranberries, protein powder, dates, raisins, coconut flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and molasses; mix well. Press mixture into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can play around with the type of dried fruits you use, we do. Try papaya and some coconut for tropical bars or apples for a nice apple cinnamon bar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
25g Fat
21g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 329mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.