This Easy No Bake Protein Bar Recipe has everything you need to keep you and your family energized, satisfied, and thoroughly fueled for any occasion.
While regular store-bought protein bars typically contain lots of added sugar and some questionable ingredients – like added fillers or artificial sweeteners – these are full of nutritious whole foods only! They’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with natural sweeteners, and are great for busy at-home schedules, and outdoor activities.
Make a batch of these bars to keep in the fridge, and then add them into to-go bags for days when you venture out of the house. Or, make a double batch so you can freeze some and defrost them as needed. It’s that simple!
As mentioned, one of the best parts about this particular healthy protein bars recipe is that it’s no bake! That means you don’t even have to turn on the stove! It also means you can make these bars in about 5 minutes! Then, just put them in the fridge and forget about them for an hour while they firm up, before passing them around to hungry, eager mouths!
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients in this easy no bake protein bar recipe and how they can help fuel your healthiest, most active lifestyle...
Delicious & Nutritious Whole Foods: 310 Shake
Intriguing Flavors & Great Taste
The key ingredient in this no bake protein bar recipe is your choice of 310 Shake flavor, (or flavors). This is wonderful, because not only are 310 Shakes packed with body-fueling nutrition at its best, but they come in super-delicious flavors. And this means that you get to switch up this protein bar recipe to fit your personal tastes, preferences and mood!
Just think of the ways you can mix up the flavor of these protein bars using your favorite 310 Shake flavors, and how good they will taste with the nutty, hearty ingredients also in the recipe. Or, make two different batches of bars using two different shake flavors, so you have two options at once.
Next, let's talk about nutrition. Each 310 Shake is completely well-balanced, with premium plant-based proteins, optimal dietary fiber, essential vitamins and minerals, organic superfoods, and even probiotics for peak gut health. With 15g of protein from pea, pumpkin and rice; 5g of fiber; nutritious greens like organic broccoli, kale, and beet; no added sugar, and only 110 calories per serving, they’re also amazing for your healthy lifestyle, weight loss and fitness goals.
Enhanced Physical Energy: Rolled Oats
This no bake, healthy protein bars recipe also includes rolled oats – to give you extra energy and staying power, especially after physical activity. It makes these bars great for after a bike ride or run, or for your kids who are constantly running around and being active!
Oats are also packed with fiber to help keep you full and satisfied – and are therefore great for weight loss, since they can help you eat less overall daily calories. They’re also full of immune-supporting antioxidants, and are a rich source of nutrients, especially manganese, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Amazing Brain Power: Almond Butter & Nuts
Next, there are lots of great, healthy fats in this recipe as well, which help to fuel your brain and your body with essential nutrients. Not to mention, they also taste delicious! Some healthy fats in this recipe include almond butter, almond milk, and chopped almonds, walnuts or another nut of your choice.
In general, nuts are a great source of plant-based fiber, protein, and of course, “good fats” – including healthy monounsaturated fat, omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These fats support healthy cholesterol levels and good heart health – and omega-3’s are also particularly great for healthy, efficient brain function.
We chose almonds for this recipe, and almond butter, because it has a creamy, nutty, addicting taste, while having more vitamins, minerals and fiber than peanut butter. It also has less saturated fat, so if you’re trying to watch your intake of it to ensure your body’s in balance, almond butter is a great choice!
Are you ready to make one of the best no bake recipes for protein bars? Check out the full recipe, and some storage tips, below.
How to Store Your No Bake Protein Bars
Wondering where to keep your healthy protein bars after they firm up in the fridge. They will stay best in closed containers, kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 month – so you have plenty of time to savor them! Or, you can freeze these bars by wrapping them in parchment paper and placing them in freezer safe bags or containers. They will stay good in the freezer for about 6 months!
Of course, if you’re planning a day out of the house, feel free to take some protein bars with you – they will stay soft and chewy when taken outside of the fridge for many hours!
No Bake Protein Bars
Makes about 12 bars
- 2 scoops 310 Shake (flavor of choice)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
- Optional: 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Place almond butter to a bowl and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Add almond milk to the bowl along with vanilla extract and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the 310 Shake powder, rolled oats, and nuts.
- If using chocolate chips, fold them in.
- Transfer batter to the baking pan and press down firmly using your hands.
- Set in the fridge for at least an hour until bars are firm, then slice and keep in fridge until you're ready to enjoy!
- 227 calories
- 15g carbs
- 10g net carbs
- 15g fat
- 10g protein