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a stack of homemade vegan chocolate protein bars

No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Mix, no-bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


No bake chocolate protein bars are a quick, easy, and healthy snack! These homemade protein bars are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, and customizable for keto and paleo diets. They’re made in 10 minutes with peanut butter, almond flour, cocoa, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. That’s right – no refined sugar! Enjoy them as a post workout dessert. #protein #proteinbar #chocolatepeanutbutter #peanutbutterbars #nobakedesserts #vegansnack


Units Scale
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (optional, see notes)


  1. Combine peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, maple syrup, almond flour, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Mix together to form a ball of dough.
  2. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper. Press the dough across the bottom of the dish.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir together, then microwave for another 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate over the dough and spread in an even layer.
  4. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Slice into 8-12 bars, depending on your preferred size. Add flaky sea salt on top (optional) and enjoy!


  • Coconut oil is an optional ingredient, but it provides two benefits. First, it helps to create a runnier consistency so the melted chocolate spreads easily. Second, it softens the chocolate layer so it won’t break apart when you slice the bars. I highly recommend keeping it in the recipe.
  • Store the bars in a sealed container inside the refrigerator. They will keep for 1 week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
  • Nutrition information below uses stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 15g

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