Unbelievably easy homemade protein bars with only four ingredients! Chewy and loaded with almond butter and honey flavors – gluten free and dairy free.
Add them to your stock of snacks, like my strawberry cashew energy bites, almond butter pretzel bites, apple pie energy bites, coconut lemon poppy seed energy bites, and chocolate pecan pie energy bites.
These homemade protein bars are so easy to whip up and keep in the fridge, that you're going to have a hard time not making them in gigantic batches.
The recipe below makes 8 bars, so if you want to make more, just double up!
You can wrap them individually in parchment paper and plastic wrap and stack them in a container in the fridge so that you can grab and go during the week.
Annnnnd… success! Homemade protein bars don't have to be intimidating, sometimes it just takes a little trial and error to find the right combination of ingredients where it's tasty, and not reminiscent of eating chalk.
Making almond honey protein bars
Here's what I use for these homemade protein bars (affiliate links):
- Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour: It's all I use!
- Vega Vanilla Protein Powder: I always use Vega Protein & Greens because it's gluten free and soy free.
- Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter: I'm still trying to find my favorite brand, but I've had success with Barney Butter and MaraNatha.
- Raw honey: As always, I used Boston Honey Company honey, but if you don't have access to that you can use any raw honey you want.
- And to mix it all together, I use my trusty KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Mixer
And that's it!
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Almond Honey Protein Bars
- In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine all ingredients until well combined and smooth.2 (60 g) scoops of vanilla protein powder – about 1/2 cup (60g)½ cup (56 g) almond flour½ cup (125 g) almond butter½ cup (169 ½ g) organic honey
- Roll out dough onto a piece of parchment paper into a square or rectangle about 1/2″ thick.
- Slice into 8 equally sized bars (or 12, if you'd like them to be smaller).
- Wrap each bar in plastic wrap for an easy grab-and-go snack, or stack between layers of parchment paper. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
- Storage: If left at room temperature, they become a bit oily and melty, so make sure you keep them in the fridge or freezer until ready to consume.
- Protein powder: Keep in mind that different kinds of protein powder have different flavors and sweetness profiles, so I can only speak to the results using the Vega Vanilla Protein Powder I have linked in this post.
- Note about nutritional information: I did not make these to match the specs of the Rise protein bars, just to make the flavor and give it a bit of a protein boost. They are not a 1:1 substitution for the real thing, nutritionally.
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