11. Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites
This protein bar recipe for those eating paleo makes use of coconut flour, which lends a surprising texture to the tiny bites. They taste and feel quite like a little bite of pumpkin pie in your mouth, but lack a lot of the sugar you might find in a traditional pumpkin. What’s especially nice about these is that they’re not crunchy or nutty like most forms of “no-bake” treats.
12. No Bake Banana Bread Protein Bars
Banana bread is the go-to recipe when you have a few brown bananas on hand. However, part of what makes banana bread so delicious is the copious amounts of oil and sugar in the recipes. Not so great if you’re into paleo foods. This version instead allows you to take your overripe bananas and turn them into a yummy treat that’s healthier for you. It’s a great alternative to trying to use your banana up in smoothies.
13. Cranberry Almond Protein Bars
If you’re a fan of fruit-and-nut bars from the store, you’re going to absolutely love this paleo-friendly protein bar. By using real nuts and dried fruits, you can make something that looks remarkably similar to store-bought versions – for a lot less money. Note that these do have some natural sweeteners, so it’s going to be a pretty sweet treat, but all the protein from the nuts balances that out.
14. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars
It’s a given that peanut butter cups aren’t going to be topping any list of foods for a paleo eating plan. The real version is simply too full of sugar. Sometimes, you just crave that taste, though, and these bars come pretty close. You’ll note right away that the healthier version doesn’t have as much chocolate. Obviously. The chocolate covering is part of what makes a real peanut butter cup so unhealthy. However, you’ll find that this recipe does come close to getting the taste of the peanut butter filling right.
15. Homemade Quest Bars
Quest bars are the ultimate in healthy, portable snacks. They’re easy to pick up at the grocery store and take with you. They’re also a bit expensive. This blogger lists a couple of different paleo protein bar recipes that look and taste like the Quest bars you buy at the store. It’s all about the secret ingredient – IMO fiber syrup. You might not be able to find this at your local grocery store, but it’s easy to order online.
16. No Bake Cookies and Cream Protein Bars
Delicious as a healthy dessert or mid-day snack, this paleo protein bar has that cookies-and-cream taste you love. You can make it in as little as 10 minutes and you don’t even have to fire up the oven. When reading the recipe over, note that there are ingredient substitutions for a paleo version, so follow those steps. Don’t worry. It’s been tested.
17. Paleo Homemade Protein Bars with Almond Butter
This paleo protein bar recipe is easy to make using simple ingredients that taste great. They are the right choice when you want a big burst of protein with a simple nutty taste. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other types of nut butters and liquid sweeteners if you don’t have almond butter or honey on hand. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s simple enough to easily swap ingredients without changing it much.
18. Coconut Protein Bar Recipe
With just four simple ingredients, this bar is great for those looking for protein bar recipes that don’t require a lot of protein powder or ingredients that might be hard to find. Since it makes use of the dates, you’ll definitely need a food processor to thoroughly mix up the ingredients and give you the right consistency. They can last for several days in an airtight container as long as you aren’t so tempted that you eat them all in one sitting.
19. Healthy No Bake Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars
Traditional cinnamon rolls remind you of special holidays or weekend mornings with your family, but the ones that come in the can that pops will definitely set your diet back. Try these healthier bars instead. They’re high in protein and make use of many natural ingredients. Best of all, they have just the right amount of sweetness you’re craving.
20. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars
Admit it. You’re no stranger to eating the cookie dough straight out of the bowl, no matter how many people warn of the dangers of eating raw eggs. The taste is just to-die-for. Of course, the traditional ingredients aren’t really paleo foods. This healthier version has everything you love about raw cookie dough without any of the guilt.