No Bake Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Cooking, Featured

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAI tried these today after my workout and loved them!  They taste more like a no bake cookie than a protein bar.  They’re pretty rich and filling, so I ended up cutting mine smaller than a normal protein bar.  Perfect for after a hard workout or just a long, busy day!


If you make yours into 16 bars they have 171 calories, 9.5 grams of fat, 17.8 carbs, 1.7 grams of fiber, and 6.2 grans of protein.  Definitely a good pick me up after a long, hard workout!

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

(makes 8 large, 16 medium, or 24 small bars–since they’re thicker I made mine into 24)

1 cup of peanut butter (I used chunky)

1/2 cup of honey

1 cup of vanilla protein powder (I like Arbonne vanilla protein shake mix!)

1 cup of old fashioned oats

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

*You can also add chia seeds, flax seed meal, etc


Line a loaf pan with foil letting the foil hang over the edges.  (this will make it really easy to get the bars out and cut them later)  Melt peanut butter and honey in a large bowl until thin and easy to mix.  Stir in protein powder and oats and stir until combined.  If its too thick, add a tablespoon or so of water.   Press bars into prepared loaf pan getting them as even as possible.  Melt chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate over the top of the bars.  Let sit until set, or put in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to speed up the process.  Remove using the foil and cut into whatever size bars you want.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Source:  Slightly adapted from


  1. Wow – these look great. Can’t want to try them. Thanks for including the nutritional info.

  2. I made these are they taste great. I added a tablespoon of nutella in the mix instead of the chocolate on top. Thank you for a needed receipe!

    • Yum! That sounds delicious, I’ll have to try it soon. Glad you liked them!

  3. Do you know if they freeze well

    • I have never tried freezing, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t freeze well.

  4. How do you melt the ingredients in a bowl? Microwave….double boiler?

    • Sorry for the delayed response! I melt the peanut butter and honey in the microwave. Maybe try 20-30 second increments, it doesn’t take long.

  5. Hey what was the sized of the loaf pan you used?

    • Hi there! I just used my regular loaf pan which is approx 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 because I wanted them to be nice and thick. If you wanted them to be thinner you could use an 8 X 8 pan. Hope that helps!

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