30 Powerful Protein Bar Recipes: Post-Workout Bites

Protein bars are perfect for quick mornings when you don’t have time for a meal, and post-workout when you’re looking for some quick muscle-building protein. All of these are easy to make and simply delcious. Enjoy these 30 powerful protein bar recipes…

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1. No-Bake Protein Bars

It’s a great grab and go snack and is full of yumminess that you and your family will love.

If you’ve been buying protein bars in the store, here is your chance to make them at home for much less money and likely with much healthier ingredients.

From: WholeNewMom

2. No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars

These healthy no-bake carrot cake protein bars taste exactly like a soft and fluffy carrot cake but in a healthy snack bar form! Packed full of protein, fiber and with no added sugar, it’s the perfect snack recipe to have on hand! Naturally gluten-free and vegan, there’s a tested paleo option for my paleo friends!

From: TheBigMansWorld

3. Millionaire’s DIY Protein Bars

Can you guess what’s underneath that amazing, thick veil of chocolate?  Fudgy bars made with rich-tasting almond butter plus a luscious layer of caramel.  Is your stomach growling yet??  Mine sure is.  These sweet and decadent Healthy Millionaire’s DIY Protein Bars don’t taste healthy at all, they taste like candy bars full of sugar.

From: DessertsWithBenefits

4. Iced Apple Pie Protein Bars

All the taste of delicious apple pie in a protein bar! These Iced Apple Pie Protein Bars are super-easy to make and a great way to enjoy the flavors of fall.

From: ProteinCakery

5. Banana & Blueberry Protein Bars

Put down that store-bought protein bar and go turn on the oven – we’re making protein bars! Bursting with plump blueberries and made with your favorite protein powder, fiber-rich flax meal, oatmeal and coconut flour, these bars have none of the junk of store-bought bars and all of the benefits of a convenient on-the-go protein snack.

From: OmNomAlly

6. Clean Eating Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

I don’t know about you, but paying $4 for a single protein bar puts a bit of a strain on my wallet. Especially when I like eating them on a regular basis. That’s why I love making my own bars. Specifically, this clean eating cinnamon chocolate chip protein bars recipe.

From: TheGraciousPantry

7. Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut butter protein bars made with simple, healthy ingredients like oats, peanut butter, chia seed, coconut and protein powder. Drizzled with chocolate and a little sea salt. Truly the ultimate protein bar because you can easily make it your own!

From: AmbitiousKitchen

8. 3-Ingredient Vanilla Protein Bars


Make these and you won’t be disappointed. Two thumbs up for sure!

From: PeanutButterPlusChocolate

9. Cake Batter Protein Bars

Cake, it’s what’s for breakfast. When you wake up craving something sweet, you no longer need to curb the impulse to eat dessert first. Now you can have these superlative, satisfying vegan cake batter protein bars.

From: GoDairyFree

10. Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

Since I’m not naturally a morning person, quick and easy breakfasts tend to be my best shot at eating well first thing in the morning, all the better if they’re pre-made.  So lately that has meant a nice cup of pre-prepared cold brew coffee, plus one of my favorite energy-packed treats that I can make in advance — these Cranberry Almond Protein Bars.

From: GimmeSomeOven

11. Vegan Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Anywhoozle. Instead of feeding you carrot cake and chocolate, I’m feeding you protein bars with little specks of carrot and sweet undertones of cinnamon and coconut. They’re delish, and I swear your fam will adore them as a healthy Easter snack! I decided to put a frozen bar in the microwave for like seven seconds and the result was melt in your mouth goodness.

From: Hummusapein

12. Cookie Dough Protein Bars

The yummiest Cookie Dough Protein Bars made with hemp seeds, cashews, and flax seeds for 12 grams of whole food protein per bar! Vegan, gluten-free, paleo.

From: FeastingOnFruit

13. Peanut Butter Protein Bars

I love having protein bars at home to snack on, but the shop bought ones tend to be really expensive (especially the plant-based ones) and not very easy to find! I haven’t actually made any in a while and recently I’ve felt like I really need a good protein snack at home now that I’m finding less and less time to meal prep.

From: NadiasHealthyKitchen

14. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

I also keep protein or granola bars in my go bag at all times, but especially on days when I’ll be out running errands. Sometimes I just buy bars from the store, but I also love making my own. These are especially easy to make!

From: JarOfLemons

15. Apricot Oat Protein Bars

No-Bake Apricot Oat Protein Bars are easy to make with Turkish apricots, gluten-free oats, protein, and seeds! The perfect nutritious protein-packed snack or breakfast to go! Sweet, salty, chewy, and dense! A wholesome homemade protein bar recipe that’s nut free, vegan, and naturally sweetened! 

From: CotterCrunch

16. Paleo Chocolate Protein Bars

These Paleo Chocolate Protein Bars are a copycat of the popular RXBars. Made with simple, real ingredients and come together quickly with no baking. Gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30!

From: JaysBakingMeCrazy

17. Cereal Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Quick and healthy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars made with cereal, oats, peanut butter, honey, chia and flax seeds.

From: PlatingPixels

18. Matcha Green Tea Fudge Protein Bars

I know a green protein bar is a weird concept to wrap our heads around, let alone eat…  but you gotta admit, they’re pretty fascinating, yes?

And once you think about it, people eat green sweets all the time!  Green Lucky Charm marshmallows, green Fruit Loops, pistachio bundt cakes, Granny Smith apples, kiwis, etc… Matcha ain’t so weird after all.

From: DessertsWithBenefits

19. Homemade Vegan Protein Bars

How to Make Homemade Vegan Protein Bars without Protein Powder! Easy real food based vegan protein bars that are naturally sweetened, healthy, gluten-free, and nut free. So simple and delicious!

From: CotterCrunch

20. Pumpkin Protein Bars

This is the best easy gluten-free pumpkin protein bars recipe I’ve ever tried. The drizzled white chocolate on top of these bars is the perfect added touch.

From: GlutenFreeDaddy

21. No-Bake Blueberry Protein Bar

No-Bake Protein Bars are super simple and the perfect copycat recipe for those delicious RX Bars. The ultimate combination of protein-packed blueberry muffin flavor. Haven’t had a blueberry RX bar yet? No need to try it because here is your chance for a homemade healthy, no-bake protein bar option.

From: VeggieBalance

22. Chai Spice Protein Breakfast Bars

Soft and chewy protein bars that are sure to keep you full all morning long! These Chai Spice Protein Breakfast Bars are a great grab-n-go breakfast or post workout option!

From: TheAlmondEater

23. Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars

Each chewy, nutty, and subtly sweet bar is 176 calories and offers 8.4 grams of fiber but only has 5.5 grams of sugar. Munch down two bars, and that’s a 350-calorie breakfast with almost 17 grams of protein.

From: PopSugar

24. Healthy Homemade Snickers Protein Bars

Healthy Homemade Snickers Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free) which tastes just like the original candy bar, but with a sugar-free and low carb makeover! A quick, easy and portable snack or dessert which takes minutes to whip up and can be made with or without protein powder!

From: TheBigMansWorld

25. Vegan Vanilla Brownie Protein Bars

A chocolaty, refined sugar-free, protein filled brownie bar that you can take with you to keep you fueled during a run or an intense weightlifting session.

From: Veganosity

26. Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

These Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars are no-bake and contain only four simple ingredients.  A great snack to boost your energy and serve a source of protein!

From: SeedAtTheTable

27. Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Bars

These Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Bars are so easy and ridiculously delicious – you’ll think you’re eating dessert for your post-workout refuel!

From: TheBlissfulBalance

28. Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars

These Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars make the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. These homemade quinoa protein bars will leave the whole family smiling.

From: WendyPolisi

29. Soft & Chewy Protein Granola Bars

I’m picky when it comes to my granola bars, and it pains me to say that none of the pre-packaged ones have been able to live up to my standards. Okay, that’s not even close to being true. The reality of the matter is that it pains me to say that I have no idea whether or not the pre-packaged bars would live up to my standards because I can’t eat 99.99% of them.

From: RunningWithSpoons

30. 4-Ingredient Protein Bars

These homemade protein bars require just 4 ingredients and are made of the favorite Whole30 approved RXBAR using egg white protein, almonds, cashews and dates. Quick and easy, paleo and vegetarian!

From: FitMittenKitchen

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