Easy No-Bake Gluten-Free Protein Bars

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Protein bars are delightful snacks to enjoy on-the-go. However, they can also be quite expensive and there’s no way to control the ingredients! Luckily, making your own protein bars from scratch is fairly simple – and (our recipe) doesn’t require the oven!

These no-bake, gluten-free (GF) bars are a wonderful way to consume protein. What I love about them is the opportunity to experiment with new flavors by using different types of nut butter and flavored protein powder. So use this recipe as a starting point and make the protein bars your own by experimenting with special ingredients like dried fruit, shredded coconut, or cinnamon!

No-Bake Gluten-Free Protein Bars

Ingredients

1.5

cups gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour

1/2

cup protein powder

1/2

cup rice crisp cereal

1/2

cup natural nut or seed butter of choice

1/2

cup pure maple syrup or honey

1

t pure vanilla extract

3

T mini dark chocolate chips

1/2

T coconut oil

1/4

t sea salt

Steps

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the oat flour, protein powder, rice crisp, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the nut or seed butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and stir until combined.
  4. Press mixture into pan until smooth using slightly damp hands or another piece of parchment.
  5. Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes, then remove and slice into bars.
  6. Melt chocolate or carob chips and coconut oil in microwave or small pot over low heat. Stir until smooth.
  7. Drizzle the bars and freeze again until set.

Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. 

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