A Homemade No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars recipe that is so easy to make! High in protein, delicious and cheaper than buying them! Easily customizable to make gluten/dairy free.

Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars on a piece of parchment paper with peanut butter and chocolate off to the side

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If you’re looking for a quick, easy snack – look no further than these homemade no bake peanut butter protein bars.

Easy to make with only 6 ingredients – these are a copycat Perfect Bar recipe that taste amazing and are way cheaper to make vs buy!

These homemade protein bars taste like a peanut butter cup. Perfect for a quick breakfast, snack or even dessert!

A close up of homemade protein bars on a white dish on a grey background

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Why we love these protein bars:

There are so many things to love about these protein bars (aside from them being delicious!). Here are some of the reasons why we love these bars

  • Easy to Make– With only 6 ingredients and a few steps, these are super easy to make. Simply mix together, press into a pan, chill & enjoy
  • Cheaper to make vs Buying– The average perfect bar costs between $2.49-$2.99. This recipe costs less than $1 per bar. It’s more than 50% cheaper to make your own protein bars than buy them.
  • Customizable– You can easily change up the nut butter, add ins or other ingredients to customize the flavor of these protein bars.
  • Simple Ingredients– Most protein bars have funky ingredients and a laundry list of add ins/preservatives. These bars are made with only 6 ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Ingredients For Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe

To make these peanut butter protein bars you’ll need only 6 ingredients:

Ingredients for homemade peanut butter protein bars in small white bowls on a grey background

We’ve included substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.

Important Tip:  It’s important to weigh out/measure your protein powder due to different densities of protein powders. I used Gold Standard Vanilla Whey Protein. It came out to about ½ cup , but measuring is strongly recommended. 

How To Make Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  1. In a bowl -add all of the ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix until a dough forms. The texture will be like a dense cookie dough. 
  2. Fold in chocolate chips
  3. Press the mixture into an 8×4 pan lined with parchment paper
  4. Freeze for 1 hour so the bars can set. Cut into 8 even slices and serve. (Sprinkle with sea salt – optional)



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