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No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: 12 squares 1x


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.


  • 12 large dates, pitted
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey (or agave)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. Note: I used this homemade caramel sauce for a yummy drizzle.
  • Category: snack