Mint Chocolate Chip No-Bake Protein Bars

They’re the perfect purse snack. Whether you’re running errands or at an all-day music festival, protein bars are easy to tote around and offer more nutrition than a vending machine candy bar or food truck sandwich…except when they don’t. A lot of prepackaged protein bars are loaded with added sugar and rarely provide healthy whole grains. So why not make your own? You won’t be dumping refined sugar into this mix, nor will you twiddle your thumbs waiting for these puppies to cook. Just add, stir, top and eat!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Protein Bars


1 cup rolled oats
2 scoops mint chocolate protein powder
1 cup dark chocolate chips, divided
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup almond milk or enough to make texture sticky
1 Tbsp coconut oil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, protein powder and almond butter.
  2. Add milk slowly – a little at a time – until the consistency is something you can easily mold.
  3. Add ½ cup chocolate chips, if desired.
  4. Press mixture into a greased baking sheet. Set in freezer while you make the topping.


  1. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup dark chocolate chips with coconut oil.
  2. Heat in the microwave until coconut oil is melted, about 15 seconds.
  3. Stir until well combined. If mixture is too runny, add more chocolate chips. If it’s too thick, add more coconut oil.
  4. Spread on top of bars. Freeze or cut and eat them right away!

About jazzythings

Jasmine Schmalhaus, “JazzyThings,” has a passion for cooking and baking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and then sharing her “jazzy creations” with others. JazzyThings emphasizes you do not have to sacrifice flavor or efficiency when eating healthy and strives to create recipes that inspire creativity for others in the kitchen.

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