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by Kelly

Homemade protein bars!

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I am so excited to share this recipe with you. These homemade protein bars were delicious and super satisfying post-workout. The bonus is there are no preservatives and they are healthy.


Yesterday when I was prepping foods, I knew I needed some on the go snacks this week that were filling since my schedule is busy. These bars are sure to do the trick!

This morning I taught a Group Power class and immediately trained a client right after so this was the perfect post workout snack to eat as I was leaving class. With about 9g of protein, I knew my muscles would be replenished.  I loved that it had some crunch from the almonds and the combination of chocolate and peanut butter felt almost like a treat!

The best part is they are no bake! It literally took me 10 minutes to whip these up and I’m definitely going to make these weekly. I might try out some different flavors :)

Homemade Protein Bars


2 cups quick oats

2 scoops Egg White Protein Powder (I used Jay robb chocolate)

1/4 cup almonds

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup All Natural Peanut Butter (creamy)

1/4 cup skim milk

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup dark chocolate

1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Grease a large 11×7 inch pan.

2. In plastic bag, crush almonds (I use a hammer but you can use a rolling pin

3. Combine all of the dry mix ingredients into a large bowl and mix

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4. In a microwave safe bowl combine all of the wet mix ingredients & microwave until chocolate is mostly melted. Stir until smooth

5. Combine wet & dry ingredients.

6. Pour mixture into the pan and spread to cover the bottom of the pan.


(This is before they were cut.. I used wax paper to spread them in the pan so my hands didnt’ get all sticky.)

7. Refrigerate for an hour before eating & Store in the fridge.

Makes 12 bars, serving size 1 bar approximately 195 calories, 8.2g fat, 21g carb, 2.8g fiber, 9.2g protein


Note: These bars can be sticky from the honey so I wrapped mine in a piece of tin foil to bring to work or you could use wax paper so that it doesn’t get your hands all sticky.

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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