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coconut chocolate protein bars on parchment paper

Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Delicious no bake coconut chocolate protein bars made with simple ingredients like oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and your favorite protein powder. These healthy coconut and chocolate protein bars are packed with healthy fats, easy to customize and a great homemade snack to have on hand!

Course Bars, Breakfast, Healthy, No Bake, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut chocolate protein bars
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 210 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey (use coconut palm syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Optional: 1/3 cup dried tart cherries (or dried fruit of choice)
  • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat peanut butter, coconut oil, honey and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Mix together until well combined and smooth, then remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. 
  2. Stir in protein powder until smooth, then fold in oats, chia seeds, coconut and dried cherries, if using. Place in a 8x4 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

  3. Add chocolate chips and coconut in a small saucepan and place over low heat until melted. Drizzle over the tops of the bars. Sprinkle with sea salt.

  4. Place in fridge for 1 hour before removing from pan and cutting into 10 bars or squares. Store bars in fridge tightly wrapped or in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition info does not include dried fruit, but does include chocolate.

To keep these bars vegan: Use a vegan protein powder and coconut palm syrup, maple syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.1g20%
Saturated Fat 5.7g36%
Carbohydrates 19.5g7%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 10.7g12%
Protein 7.4g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.