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No Bake Honey Nut Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Let me first start off by saying, I’m not a fan of store-bought protein bars. To me they either taste like chalk, or they are loaded with tons of additives/chemicals and sugars.

I wanted to create a good tasting all natural protein bar that I could actually enjoy eating. I’m happy to report that I did that today.

Beware! These are so good, they are addictive (you know, like when you make a delicious batch of cookies and “can’t stop at one” kind of good). They actually taste like a dessert!

Originally I named these “No Bake Honey Nut Protein Bars”, but as I was sampling this recipe, I thought that they tasted like something else. As I continued devouring sampling them, I realized that they have a cookie dough taste….yummy!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 16 bars: (if you’re not a fan of any of the ingredients, feel free to substitute them with something else)


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/5 cups of any kind of nut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 3 scoops protein powder (make sure you use tasty protein powder, the kind that is good all by itself)
  • 1/2 cup rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Mix honey, peanut butter, & coconut oil in a saucepan until melted.


In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.


Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.


On a parchment lined cookie sheet place and press down mixture (make the bars as thin/thick as you’d like).


Place in the refrigerator and let harden.

Cut into bars. You can either store them in an airtight container, or individually wrap each one and place in the freezer for future use. Enjoy!



You could easily add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, other dried fruits, etc. The possibilities are endless! Just beware, these are addictive!

Nutrition information for each bar:

  • Calories 284
  • Fat 19.3g
  • Total Carbohydrates 18.9
  • Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 12.8g
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  1. Kathy Kessler

    July 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This protein bar recipe looks really good! I’m definitely going to try it. Thanks for posting.

  2. These look amazing.. Can’t wait to try the recipe.. thanks for sharing..

  3. These look so good! Which protein powder did you use?

    • Kristin

      October 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Joji! I use Metabolic Drive Low Carb protein powder. It is one of the best tasting powders I’ve tried. I can bring some in for you to try if you’d like. 🙂

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