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Homemade Protein Bars

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Adding more protein to your diet is helpful in building muscle as well as losing weight. Protein bars can be quite expensive so making them at home will save you money.This page contains recipes for homemade protein bars.


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February 4, 20122 found this helpful
I did a web search and found this recipe. I have not tried these but they were marked with 5 stars.


  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seed, ground
  • 2-4 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large chocolate bar (I used organic dark chocolate) or 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Mix all ingredients but chocolate together well (mixture will be somewhat sticky). Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Melt chocolate on the stove or in the microwave. Drizzle or spread over the mixture in the pan.


Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Cut into 10 -12 bars and wrap in plastic wrap and/or foil and store in the freezer. Thaw slightly before serving.

1/10th of this recipe = approximately 260 calories and 11 to 13 grams of protein (depending upon how much protein powder you use, per Calorie Count.)

Servings: 10 -12 bars
Prep Time: 2 Hours
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Marcia from Spokane Valley, WA

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February 4, 20120 found this helpful

Wow, great recipe! Wholesome, easy, delicious, with none of the additives in store-bought. I will definitely try this. I'm going to make them for my 4-yr old grandson, Connor. I think he will love them!

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November 6, 2009

A morning snack with fiber and tasty.



Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 C.) Grease and line a baking tray.

Combine oats, sultanas, raisins,wholewheat flour, baking powder, sugar and coconut. Melt butter in microwave for 2 minutes. Add to dry ingredients and mix well

Press into baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes or till light brown. Remove and cool.

Melt chocolate and spread over the top of the bars. Cut into bars and serve.

Servings: 6
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
25-30 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: friend

By Dorty from SA

Editor's Note: Here is a Wikipedia entry on cooking weights and measures, with some conversion charts that may be helpful. There are also several other conversion websites online:

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Looks like a great recipe. I shop once a month to keep to a budget, which works great for everything else except the cereal which always runs out before then, and I refuse to buy any more than i usually this will be great to tide my kids over till its time to go shopping again. porridge oats are cheap compared with cereal so i will just get a tin of that instead of a box of cereal since I usually buy about 8boxes of cereal. I usually have the other items on hand anyway.

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October 20, 2008

Rinse apricots, cover with water and boil 10 minutes. Drain, cool and snip. Mix softened butter with the 2 Tbsp. honey and 1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted. Pack into bottom of greased 8 inch square pan.

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