recipe no bake protein bars

Need a healthy snack to help you fuel up before a workout? Looking for an easy treat to make for your kids? All you need are a few ingredients and soon you’ll be feasting on delicious protein bars!

The nuts and seeds give you a boost of fiber, while fruit and honey add a bit of sweetness to make it taste more like a treat than a healthy snack.

Next time you’re gearing up for training, or even taking the kids on a hike, bring this delectable treat that everyone can enjoy!



  • Your choice of nuts, seeds, mixed fruit, cereal, and nut butter
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine 1/2 cup nuts, 1/2 cup seeds, 1 1/2 cups dry mixed fruit,
    2 cups mixed nuts, 1/4 cup protein, and 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal.
  2. Combine and microwave together 1 cup nut butter, 3/4 cup honey,
    and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for 1 to 2 minutes until bubbling.
  3. Combine the dry and wet mixtures from steps 1 and 2 together.
  4. Press mixture into a cookie sheet.
  5. Freeze until solid.
  6. Cut into 1.5-inch squares (or to your desired size). Enjoy!

Editor's Note: This recipe was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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