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No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

These No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars won’t break your wallet like store bought bars can. These chewy soft bars taste superb. They pack a powerful punch of energy for your day.

Oatmeal Protein Bars with Glazed of Caramel

We just emerged from an action packed weekend of back to back basketball games for our Biggest Little’s championship tourney.

The crayyzeee weekend sked started  at 7:00am Saturday and didn’t end ’til Sunday night for us. We celebrated with a massive comfort meal afterwards.

It’s truly fun to watch The Littles get older. Their games are now fist pumping, feet stomping, heart pounding events. I find myself holding my breath. Or yell-cheering…

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We’re slowly (finally?!) reaping some benefits of Hubby coaching the boys’ teams, and it’s way cool to watch.

The relationships built on the court and the growing confidence of a bunch of tweens is awesome.

Not to mention the dad-son bond that happens over seasons of dribbling and shooting a ball. No price tag on that.

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I rocked my inner sports mom by packing a load of healthful bars for in-between-game snacking.

The only sport I “play” is running. I’m not clued in to all the technical rules of the myriad of sports my boys are into. Uh, what was that foul for?

But what I do know? Snacks. Power snacks. Fuel for energy. I’ve got that down pat.

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Hey, somebody’s gotta do the food, right?

For protein jammed fuel, there’s nothing better than portable protein bars. Yeah, I’ve thrown myself on the Larabar bandwagon. ‘Cept I can’t justify two bucks for one little bar that leaves me still hungry?!

No worries, just make a big batch of delicious, nutritious, powerlicious bars. These bars are no-bake, ridiculously easy, and taste better than the box stuff.

Homemade caramel drizzle optional but highly recommended 🙂

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Oatmeal Protein Bars with Glazed of Caramel

No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

5 from 1 vote
These No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars are affordable and taste better than expensive store brands. Chock full of healthy ingredients you can pronounce. No guessing what’s in them. These are soft, chewy, and tasty.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 squares
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a food processor, blend the dates about 10 seconds. Scrape bowl down if needed, and blend another 10 seconds. Add oats and coconut and blend until mixture is combined, about 10 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Using a wooden spatula stir mixture until it is well combined and can form a ball.
  • Line an 8×8 pan with foil or parchment paper, making “slings” with excess foil hanging over the edges. Press mixture into the pan, firmly and evenly pressing down (I use the bottom of a drinking glass to press down firmly.)
  • Cover and chill 1 hour or more (can be made ahead and chilled overnight.) Remove using foil/paper slings and slice into squares. Keep in airtight container in fridge for several days.


I used this for a drizzle.
We use natural creamy peanut butter that does not require stirring in the jar. We do not recommend using peanut butters with separation of oil, as the texture will be different.
You can also use almond butter, sunflower butter, or cashew butter.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Mixing

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5 from 1 vote

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    • Mary McCarty
    • 5 stars

    My grandson made these and I liked them so much I want to make some too, especially since I have trouble eating enough protein.
    I have a question about the dates, though. You said “large” dates, but I’m not sure about the weight. I bought some but they seem on the small side and maybe I need to add some to the recipe.
    Any idea how large? Are they medjool dates? I think those are on the larger size; the ones I bought are regular dates.

      • Amy Dong

      Yes, I use the medjool dates. If yours are smaller, you can double the dates 🙂

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