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How to make a homemade Protein Bar from scratch

Updated on January 2, 2013

Protein Bars and Squares

Home made protein bar packed with fruit, seeds, granoloa and chocolate
Home made protein bar packed with fruit, seeds, granoloa and chocolate | Source

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5 stars from 4 ratings of Protein Bar

Protein Bar

This simple recipe can be made up in a snap. Add some or all or different ingredients of your choice. Healthier than bought bars and packed full of tastes that you and your children will love.

The bars or squares make a hearty snack for school or work. Or serve as squares with morning coffee or afternoon tea.

Honey, Vanilla, Seeds, Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Honey, Vanilla, Seeds, Chocolate and Peanut Butter | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Set overnight or freeze. Makes 12 bars or squares.


  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • I cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Combine flax seeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, or nuts/seeds of your choice
  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries or dried fruit such as cranberries, optional
  • 5 cups Granola , bran or oatmeal, or mix 2 or 3 together
  • 1/2 cup Crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup Smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence or cinnamon
Stir in fresh blueberries or alternative dried fruit to the mixture
Stir in fresh blueberries or alternative dried fruit to the mixture | Source


  1. On medium heat stir sugar and honey until melted and gently bubbling, add peanut butter and 1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp cinnamon and stir until combined.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in other ingredients, stirring until combined. Turn into foil lined 8x8 baking pan and press down. Allow to set overnight in refridgerator. Cut into squares or bars. Keep in airtight container or freeze.


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    • peachpurple profile image


      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      this is easy, i just need to find the ingredients first, voted up

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks rajan jolly for the vote and comments. Coming from someone as well versed in health as you I appreciate that.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Just what I needed. Thanks for sharing a way to make them at home. Voted up, interesting and 5 stars to this.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      I know right - so easy to do and for years I spent money on el crappo too:-)

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      Andy McGuire 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hmmmmm, I should do this and stop spending money on brand name crapbars.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      mypinkhipppo55 thanks so much for the comments. Glad you like them too.

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      6 years ago

      These bars are amazing and they are so easy to make. Yes, you do save money by making them your self. They are a good healthy alternative to chips and candy because these bars are both sweet and salty. They are easy to grab for breakfast or a snack. I love them!

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      Teaches12345 there is honey in the recipe and I think if you double it the recipe will still work well maybe add some Ezra granola if its too runny to set. Enjoy!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      This is a great recipe idea. I find the protein bars in the store have too much sugar and milk, which I try to avoid. Your recipe is an answer to this, I will just substitute the sugar for honey. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      carol7777 I agree and I don't know why it's taken me so long to figure out how easy and simple they are to make! Thanks for the vote.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I would much rather make my own than buy processed products. I love all the ingredients and it sounds healthy. Will bookmark this and vote up.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      Kristen Haynie I tried to figure out the cost and I do think I saved money. I bought my seeds etc. in the bulk section, honey I keep as a staple and the granola was also bulk so around $9.00 of ingredients will make 24 bars or more. I hope you enjoy them and remember you can change around the ingredients to include what you have on hand.

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      Kristen Haynie 

      6 years ago from Modesto, CA

      This is an awesome idea! I love to buy protein bars since I don't have a lot of time to make breakfast, and it's a healthy alternative to some other stuff I could be grabbing on my way to work. It never occurred to me to make my own. I wonder how the cost of buying the ingredients will compare to buying various types of protein bars?


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