31. Healthy No Bake Chocolate Fudge Protein Bites
A lot of the paleo protein bars have a bit of chocolate drizzled on top to act as a substitute for real frosting. Not this one. What’s surprisingly unique about this protein bar that’s similar to a frosted brownie is the frosting. Made primarily from protein powder, adding the frosting to the bars means that you’re not cheating on your diet. The idea is so good that you might want to save the recipe for the frosting portion to try on some of the other bars.
32. Paleo Mango Coconut Almond Bars with Complete Protein
A blend of mango and coconut gives this paleo protein bar a tropical feel. One of the best things about it is that it uses dried mango rather than fresh. Unless you actually live on a tropical island, there’s a good chance that the dried version is much cheaper than the fresh version. In fact, if you can pick it up in the bulk food section, you only need to buy the few pieces that you need to make the full recipe. That could save you a lot of money if you’re not really a fan of eating dried fruits on a regular basis.
33. No Bake Cashew Coconut Protein Bars
The recipe for this protein bar is a great base for anyone following the paleo diet. It’s good enough to eat on its own, but you can also experiment with a few “mix-ins” like raisins, chocolate chips, dried fruits, or chopped nuts. Each thing you add alters the flavor slightly and provides a different texture. You can keep creating new favorites.
34. Apple Pie Larabars
If you love Larabars, but hate the high price, give this protein bar recipe a try. It’s got a fantastic apple taste, and you can shape them into either bars or balls depending on your mood. Perfect for those times when you’re craving the taste of an apple pie without the gooeyness of the middle. The recipe includes a small bit of fresh ginger, which gives them a very unique kick. Don’t overdo it, though. A little bit can go a long way.
35. Homemade Almond Crunch Protein Bars
While you have probably noticed that there’s no lack of crunch in most paleo protein bar recipes because most include nuts, this one takes a bit of a unique twist on that. Instead of putting them into the bar, the chopped nuts go on top of a thin layer of chocolate on the bars. It’s reminiscent of peanut brittle or chocolate fudge. No matter how you look at it, it tastes great.
36. Paleo Magic Cookie Bars
This is another paleo protein bar recipe that aims to mimic the taste of a less healthier option. In the original version of this delectable treat, you start with a layer of graham cracker crust, then pile on chocolate chips, coconut and nuts set in caramel goodness. Obviously, that’s a big calorie and sugar bomb. However, you’ll love this more nutritious version and won’t feel so bad about eating more than one. It might become your go-to recipe for potlucks and other parties.
37. No Bake Blueberry Chia Jam Bars
When chia seeds soak in a liquid for a while, they create a sort of tapioca-like “pudding”. Blend them with blueberries and maple syrup, you get something that very closely resembles jam – but with less sugar. The jam layer on this paleo protein bar is what makes them so refreshing. It will remind you of a decadent dessert, but you don’t need to feel any guilt. If you want something even healthier, try taking out the layer of chocolate in the middle.
38. Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabars
Another homemade version of the popular Larabars, this recipe using only three ingredients, and it’s perfectly suited to the paleo diet. With the ground dates, you might find that it gets a bit sticky when rolling it out. Try putting a piece of wax paper over the top if this is a problem for you. These delicious when you want something sweet but healthy, and if you love the Larabar version, you’ll probably like this one as well.
39. Paleo Nut Bar Recipe with Chocolate Drizzle
With a delicious blend of whole nuts – almonds, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts – along with a sweet binder that doesn’t stick to your teeth, your whole family is going to love this paleo protein bar. It’s a nut lover’s dream. Take liberties with the basic recipe and use whatever nuts you have on hand. It could work with just about any kind of nut. Lightly salted nuts will give it a great “sweet and salty” flavor.
40. Spicy Nut & Seed Protein Bar
The second and last paleo protein bar on our list with a more savory taste, this one is sure to spice up your diet. It features a jalapeno chili powder that really turns up the heat. Consider using smoked salt to give it a more unique taste. If you don’t have this particular chili powder on hand, try some experimentation. It may taste great with a Cajun spice blend or a dash of cayenne instead.
41. Cinnamon Vanilla Breakfast Protein Bites
For a easily portable and delicious breakfast made from your favorite paleo-friendly foods, look no further than these cute little protein bites. The vanilla flavor comes from the protein powder, so make sure you find a powder you like. Sometimes, it takes a bit of experimentation to find one that suits you. These can be tailored to fit vegan and gluten-free diets, so you’ll be able to keep some of your pickiest guests happy.
42. Cranberry Fig Collagen Protein Bars
Out of all the protein bar recipes on this list, this one probably has the oddest ingredient – a collagen peptide powder. This supplement can help your skin, hair, and nails look great, so why wouldn’t you want to add it to a protein bar? This blogger did with delicious results. She mentions that you can easily change up the taste by varying the dried fruits, but you need at least one “sticky” one. It certainly puts a new twist on eating your vitamins. Are there other supplements you could add to your bars?
43. Four Ingredients Flourless Protein Brownies
You’ll hardly believe that these brownies don’t have flour because they look just like the real thing. That’s good news for gluten-free brownie lovers. Made with protein powder and peanut butter, a single serving of this paleo protein bar gives you enough protein to fill up your belly and keep you satisfied for a long time. Bananas give it a different texture, but some people may find the taste overpowering.
44. Homemade Creamy Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Peanut butter lovers rejoice. You’re going to simply love this little bar. With just four simple ingredients you probably have on hand if you’re used to shopping for paleo foods, you can have a nice and creamy peanut butter bar. The recipe is pretty basic, so feel free to give it your own tweaks. A drizzle of chocolate on the top or some raisins mixed in might give it that little something extra. Note that it needs to stay frozen until you’re ready to eat it.
45. No Bake Protein Bars
This paleo protein bar recipe might be “no bake” but there is some cooking involved – you have to melt and blend the peanut butter and milk on the stove. Fortunately, it’s not as hard as it sounds and it’s an essential part of making the bars come out looking like they came from the store. With extra fiber from the chia and flax seeds, you’re sure to be satisfied.
46. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars
Dates are a great way to sweeten up a dish in a nutritious way while helping the other ingredients in paleo protein bar recipes bind together. These bars might look like brownies, but they have a deep, rich peanut buttery taste that you’ll love. Like many of the recipes here, they’re quick and easy to make, so give them a try when you have guests stop by unexpectedly or need a little something extra to add to the kids’ lunchboxes.
47. Healthy No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars
Whip up a batch of this type of paleo protein bar when you want something a little less chocolatey. While they do contain some chocolate chips, it’s white chocolate, which totally changes the overall flavor. Paired with dried raspberries, it’s sure to be a hit, but the blogger also mentions that adding a bit of cranberries in addition to the raspberries gives it a better balance for people who like tart things with white chocolate.
48. Blueberry Almond Protein Bites
This paleo protein bar has an interesting twist – it doesn’t use fresh or dried blueberries to get its blueberry taste. That comes from the blueberry-flavored almonds you can buy at the store. These little protein bites are easily portable, which makes them perfect for bringing to the office or snacking on in the car while driving kids to their sports and other activities. It’s a lot healthier than most of the other options.
49. Vegan Vanilla Brownie Protein Bars
Though it seems counterintuitive, adding a vanilla flavor to any recipe can actually bring out the chocolate flavor. In this recipe, you get the vanilla from the flavored protein powder. This is also unique in that it’s pretty low in fat. While traditional brownies have a lot of oil and many of the paleo recipes we’ve seen here use ample amounts of peanut butter or other fats, this recipe simply has a small amount of nuts. It’s great for those who want the protein without the fat.
50. Healthy 4 Ingredients No Bake Protein Cereal Bars
These little bars are simple to make and delicious. It’s a great way to use up some cereal, but you might like them so much that you have to go back to the store for a new box. Mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately is the key to really making this work, and you’ll see that melting the peanut butter really helps you to work it into the cereal. If you like it this way, try with other types of cereal as well.
Ditch Store-Bought Protein Bars with these 50 Healthy Recipes
Finding foods that are easy to make, yummy, and paleo-friendly is a challenge when you’re just starting out on the diet. Fortunately, you’ll see that there are many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. The key is to keep experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Different types of protein powders can have a very big effect on the overall taste, so keep some different varieties on hand to try the alternative tastes. When you find a few favorite recipes, you’ll know that you won’t have to worry about sticking to your plan.