4 Easy DIY Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Protein bars are definitely one of the most popular protein supplements out on the market today, but sometimes I find that the newest bar either doesn’t taste quite right or perhaps too expensive for my taste.

Does this sound like you, too?

Have you considered trying to make your own?

Check out these 4 delicious protein bar recipes that you can make at home!

Peanut Butter (180 calories, 13.5 grams of protein)


Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter flavored….anything.  These protein bars are sure to keep your lips smackin’.  Definitely check out the 12-minute athlete for this can’t miss recipe.

  • 1 cup chocolate whey protein
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats, blended (or oat flour)
  • 2 Tbsp natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • About half of a dark chocolate bar


Cookie Dough (215 calories, 21 grams of protein)


Cookie dough is always a fan favorite and thanks to this recipe from Train Eat Gain, you can now have that sweet cookie taste without any of the guilt!

  • 4 scoops Vanilla Whey
  • 4 Tbsps Coconut Flour
  • 130ml Almond Milk
  • 4 Tbsps Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Several drops of Toffee Flavdrops** (or sub. 1 Tbsp Stevia or Honey)
  • 1 bar of Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate



Nutella Fudge (160 calories, 15 grams of protein)


Now, this is definitely a DIY recipe!  You are not going to find a Nutella protein bar in your everyday grocery stores.  Enjoy that sweet hazelnut treat that everyone loves in a form that fits any diet with Desserts with Benefits’ recipe.

  • Roasted Hazelnut Butter
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Vanilla Crème-Flavored Liquid Stevia Extract
  • Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder
  • Oat Flour
  • Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Mint Chocolate (126 calories, 8 grams of protein)


What protein bar list would be complete without mentioning my personal favorite flavor, mint. Thank the Healthy Maven for this recipe that allows you to enjoy a fresh evergreen protein bar at home!

  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1 cup of nuts (I used 1/2 cup cashews and 1/2 cup of almonds)
  • 3/4 cup protein powder (I used Vega One French Vanilla but whey protein works too)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 T almond milk (if using whey protein, you will need to use slightly more)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt