No-Bake Pick-Your-Flavor Protein Bars

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Ooooh, boy, do I have a delicious, nutritious, and EASY recipe for you guys! It’s no-bake and only requires FOUR ingredients, so you can quite literally whip it up in a matter of minutes!

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I actually had my Designed to Fit Nutrition clients in mind when I developed this recipe. A number of them eat breakfast on-the-go, either in the car or at their desk at work, so I wanted to create a recipe that was both travel-friendly and satisfying at the same time. These No-Bake Pick-Your-Flavor Protein Bars—with 15 grams of protein, 26 carbohydrates, and 10 grams of fat per serving—are basically breakfast in bar form and perfect for busy mornings. I also love these bars as a pre- or post-workout snack since they’re quite balanced in the macronutrient department and great for fueling/recovering from my sweat sessions.

And THE BEST part about these protein bars is that you can totally customize them to your own taste preferences. They’re made with rolled oats, creamy almond butter, LÄRABARS, and protein powder, which means you have ENDLESS flavor options. LÄRABAR makes more than 20 different flavors and just about any protein powder will work in this recipe, so you can really get creative. You can even switch up the nut butter variety! 🙂 I hope you LOVE these bars as much as we do!

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Ingredients:

  • 5 LÄRABARS of your choice
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup protein powder of your choice

Directions:

Unwrap LÄRABARS and break them into pieces as you place them into your food processor.

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FYI: I used all Pecan Pie LÄRABARS + vanilla protein powder, but, of course, you could totally mix and match the LÄRABARS flavors and protein powder to your liking.

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Add oats, protein powder, and almond butter to your food processor.

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Combine ingredients until a thick batter forms.

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Remove batter from food processor. Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper and spread batter evenly inside. Firmly flatten batter with a spatula or your fingers. Be sure to push the batter to edges and into the corners of the pan. Refrigerate overnight or until firm to the touch.

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Remove dish from refrigerator, pull out parchment paper/bars, and place on a cutting board. Trim edges with a knife and then cut into 8 bars. Store bars in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

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Since LÄRABAR was the star ingredient of this recipe, I wanted to share a special promotion with you guys!!

LÄRABAR is participating in Amazon’s “New Year. New You.” campaign, running now through February 14th, which means you can get 25% off many of your favorite varieties!! How awesome is that!? I mean, if you already love LÄRABAR and Amazon, THIS is the deal for you!! Hop on it, people! 🙂

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Just a quick heads-up about the promo: The discount only applies to one item and the lowest priced item, so I encourage you to buy at least one box of bars since the discount will apply to that product versus ordering only a few bars. Just want you to get the most bang for your buck! 🙂

LÄRABAR is the perfect bar to fit into the new year with its real, simple ingredients, especially if you’re looking to stock up on nutritious snacks to meet your new year’s resolutions and new diets, including Whole30, Vegan, and Paleo. (FYI: For those of you doing a Whole30 program, the following LÄRABAR flavors are Whole30 compliant: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Carrot Cake, Cashew Cookie, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Coconut Chew, Coconut Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Bar, Pecan Pie, and Pumpkin Pie.) LÄRABAR products are made from 100% real, minimally processed ingredients, and all of the “core” bars have just 2-9 simple ingredients. Everything LÄRABAR makes is gluten-free, Kosher and non-GMO, with many vegan, dairy-free and soy-free options, so they fit into just about everyone’s diets!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite flavor of LÄRABAR?

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16 Comments

  1. These look awesome! I might make them into smaller pieces as a little snack throughout the day. We often reach for less healthy, sugary options, so these would be awesome to have around!

  2. Love larabars but the draw back for me is they don’t have enough protein in them to count as a good snack. I never thought of breaking them up and adding them into a new recipe, good idea! I love the coconut laras.

  3. I love Larabars AND protein bars but if you’re going to unwrap and blend them wouldn’t it make more sense to just buy the ingredients in bulk…? i.e. dates, nuts, and maybe some dried fruit? WAY cheaper and less wasteful.

  4. Hi Tina! I was wondering if you might at some point in the future post some protein snacks that don’t use protein powder? I’ve tried a ton, including the Vega ones you’ve mentioned, and I can’t stand any of them. I know they wouldn’t be as high in protein as they would with powder, but maybe something with hemp, chia, even the collagen powder?

  5. Larabars taste great. Using Lara bars in the recipe is better than making the whole thing from scratch. Because with Lara bars you get a lot of distinct flavors to choose from.

  6. There is something special about no-bake recipes. They’re much quicker to make, for one, but they also retain so much more flavor and flavor differentiation than their baked counterparts. I’m a fan!

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