Almond Joy Protein Bars

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I love making homemade protein bars.  These almond joy protein bars are my latest creation.  Have you checked the ingredients in store bought protein bars?   Most of them are high in processed sugar and contain synthetic forms of protein.  Not mine.  I prefer to get my protein from whole foods.  That is exactly what you will get with these almond joy protein bars.

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These homemade protein bars are vegan and gluten free.  The freeze very well, so you can make a big batch if you like.   I only used dates as a sweetener.  They also help to bind these bars together.  If you like the flavors of almond joy, you may also like my almond joy energy bites and my almond joy waffles.

Almond Joy Protein Bars

Almond Joy Protein Bars

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Serves: 10 bars

A healthy homemade protein bar!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine the oats, almonds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, flax meal, hemp hearts and sea salt. Pulse for a minute or two.
  2. Then add in the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and water, and mix until a dough starts to form.
  3. Then add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture comes together.
  4. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and pulse a couple times until they get mixed in.
  5. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Leave enough paper to stick out the sides.
  6. Press the mixture into the baking dish. Press down VERY hard.
  7. Place the baking dish in the fridge to set. It should take an hour. You can also put it in the freezer for less time.
  8. Once the mixture has set, pull the whole thing out by the sides of the parchment paper. I used a pizza cutter to cut mine into bars.
Notes
Keep these bars in the fridge. You can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!

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68 thoughts on “Almond Joy Protein Bars

  1. These are delicious! I have made several batches of these and roll them in to balls instead of making bars. I have to say though, as far as protein goes, they don’t have much. They have excellent nutrition, but only 8 grams of protein per serving if you make 10 bars. And 343 calories! Super nutrient dense, but also very high caloric so most of us can’t eat them too often. Anyway, I think calling these “energy bars” rather than protein bars would be a more accurate description. Just my two cents!

    1. Yes, I would agree! Love the bars, the taste and the nutrition…but the amount of calories per serving is a little more than I would like for a snack. Great for a treat though!

  2. Just made this recipe and its delicious! Love the taste of almond in sweets as marzipan, almond joy candy bar and this definetly curb my craving for it. Definetly be making this again. Thanks (:

    1. You’re welcome Elyna! I LOVED marzipan as a child. I may need to come up with some recipe for that too. 😉

  3. I make these once or twice a week. I use pecans instead of Almonds because my daughter is allergic to Almonds. We love them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Thanks Melissa!
    These are my favorite bars! You have provided so many great options and I try to make many of them. I probably eat 2 a day! Whole food only way to go!

  5. These bars are amazing and simple to make – I usually have one before a workout as it gives me energy without having processed carbs or drinks.

  6. I just made these and they are super good! I’m doing LCHF right now so I subbed out the oats for 3 scoops of whey, which also boosts the protein content, and a little more shredded coconut. I didn’t put in the dates but instead used Swerve for the sweetness and upped the water so they would stick together. Also, used only 5 oz of almonds to bring down the calorie count a bit. Super easy and good for you! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Is there anyway to sub the flax meal and hemp hearts with something else. There are not many whole foods or organic stores close by to where i live plus anywhere i can get them cheap. Thanks

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