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NutButter and Chocolate No-Bake Protein Bar Recipe


These no-bake protein bars are thrown together in minutes and make the perfect snack to store in the freezer for a quick burst of energy – the perfect healthy recipe!

Feel free to use sunflower seed butter to make these nut-free. I like the vanilla flavored protein powder, but feel free to use any flavor that you prefer!

Some powders have different consistencies, so feel free to add a few tablespoons of non-dairy milk at a time to get to a cookie dough like texture. You can also roll the dough into balls and add in chocolate chips if you don’t wish to make them into bar form.


  • 5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened/unflavoured vegan protein powder (I use Orgain vanilla)
  • ½ cup almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with a piece of parchment paper. Mix the oat flour, protein powder, rice crisp, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the sun/see butter, syrup and vanilla in a separate bowl and add to the dry mixture. If the mixture is a bit dry, add a splash of non-dairy milk and mix again.
  3. Press into pan and roll out with a pastry roller until smooth. You can also simply press down with the heel of your palm! Pop into the freezer.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small pot over very low heat. When half of the chips have melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  5. After freezing the bars for about 5-10 minutes, remove from freezer and slice into bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate and freeze again until set. Store in the freezer for a week or longer in an air-tight freezer bag or container.

~The Hemmett Health Team

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