Healthy homemade protein bars. Very easy and quick. You know what goes in the recipe! My kids love them! Better than store-bought bars and great for after a work-out or as an anytime snack. Store in covered container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a 13x9-inch baking dish with baking parchment.

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  • Mix oats, flaxseed meal, raisins, cranberries, and protein powder together in a small bowl.

  • Combine chocolate chips, honey, and peanut butter together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave oven, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips are nearly melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Stir oats mixture with the chocolate mixture until evenly mixed; spread into prepared baking dish.

  • Refrigerate bars until hardened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bars from dish by lifting parchment; cut into squares using a pizza cutter.

Cook's Note:

Add nuts, coconut, different dried fruits, swap out the white chocolate chips for chocolate chips, swap out the flavor of protein powder... the variations are never ending!

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 12.1g 24% DV; carbohydrates 26.5g 9% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 4.2mg 1% DV; sodium 88.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
I loved the flavor and that it's a simple no bake recipe. Versatile recipe where you can really add or substitute ingredients as you'd like. Definitely a recipe I'll use again and make double batches of. I admit I didn't use the protein powder... Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
I loved the flavor and that it's a simple no bake recipe. Versatile recipe where you can really add or substitute ingredients as you'd like. Definitely a recipe I'll use again and make double batches of. I admit I didn't use the protein powder... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2016
I love this recipe. I double it and add a tablespoon of water at a time until it is a good consistency. I also substitute sun butter for the peanut butter. I cut them into bars and put into snack size zipper plastic bags. yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2018
These are candy bars. As I was making them I became concerned about the protein to goodie ratio, so i decided to double the protein powder and add 1/4 c water to soften it. Then after pressing in a square pan I let them set in the freezer 5 hours, which gave them a nice shape when cut. Soft, chewy, delicious candy bars. Yielded 6 bars, 15g protein each, probably a ton of calories, but very yummy. I'll definitely make them again, but I'll cut back on the honey and chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2017
Yummy. Used sunflower seeds instead of flax cuz I didn't have any. These are super easy and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
This was a great recipe! I added some sunflower seeds chia seeds pine nuts and a bit more of both the peanut butter and oats. It turned out great! I would definitely recommend this to someone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
Perfect the way it is made many times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
Followed recipe the first time except (?) used dark chocolate chips rather than white. Loved it. Be sure to press it firm in the pan. The second time I made it I forgot to separate and melt the chocolate and peanut butter. So I put the whole mixture oatmeal and all in the microwave for one minute then stirred it all together and put in the pan. Not sure there was any difference except I only dirtied one dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2016
love these have tried a lot of different variations always good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2016
Easy to make great snack! It was a little too sweet for me and maybe to much sugar for a low-sugar diet but nonetheless quite tasty! Read More
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