No-Bake Lemon Coconut Protein Bars

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Anyone else digging the flavor combination of lemon + coconut lately? Oh man, if you haven’t tried it already, you need to. It’s incredible– sort of sweet with a hint of tangy citrus. Mmm! I just love it so much. And I love it even more as part of a healthy, protein-packed, no-bake treat that I can make in just minutes.

No-Bake Coconut Lemon Protein Bars

This recipe for No-Bake Lemon Coconut Protein Bars is one that will definitely become a staple in our house. It’s such a simple recipe and you can enjoy these bars in conjunction with a workout or a sweet treat and the combination of protein and healthy fats will keep you thoroughly satisfied.


  • 1/2 cup coconut (or vanilla) protein powder (I used SFH Coconut Fuel)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice + zest to taste (I zested about 1/3 of a lemon)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour


Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper. Spread batter inside, using a spatula to flatten. Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Cut into 12 bars and serve immediately!


Makes 12 bars

Macros – P:4 C:6 F:14



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  1. I am making these ASAP – thank you! And though I’m not a hardcore food tracker, I do really appreciate you including the macro info at the bottom!

  2. These look delicious…. but can they really be called protein bars if there is only 4 grams of protein per serving???

  3. These sound amazing! I LOVE coconut lime stuff, so I’ll try lime juice and zest instead 🙂 also, I’m currently on a ketogenic diet, so we’re using a low-carb, unflavored whey protein isolate. Hopefully I can get a similar texture by adding some vanilla extract and using swerve instead of honey(?)

    Thanks for sharing -can’t wait to try them!

  4. Yum! These look/sound amazing! My mom just made Ina Garten’s lemon bars (which called for 3 cups of sugar) and was saying she wished she could morph them into something healthier! I will be sharing this with her immediately!

  5. Thanks for the great recipe! I made these as a healthy snack for a road trip and they were a hit with my husband! He requested a second batch this week. I made them into balls (approx tablespoon/regular cereal spoon size) and I get 10. They are soft to form but once chilled hold up great!

  6. Hello from the heat in AZ! I made these this afternoon and the mix was runny. I had to add extra protein powder. I used Arbonne’s vanilla protein powder not sure if that would make a difference. I would think not. I didn’t melt my coconut oil because it was already in liquid form. Does the oil need to be heated? Thanks.

    PS. They were ahhh-mazing 🙂

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