Almond Butter Protein Bars (Vegan)

Almond Butter Protein Bars.  Have I told you how much I love almond butter?  I eat it almost daily.  One of my favorite healthy sweet snacks is a date stuffed with almond butter.

If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should.  Totally curbs a sweet tooth!  So I created these almond butter protein bars with that snack in mind.


almond butter protein bars


These would be a great pre/post workout snack.  Most of the protein shakes on the market are full of unwanted ingredients or too much processed sugar.

Why not try these instead?  They are filled with wholesome ingredients.  They can be made in minutes and you could enjoy one with my Energizing Green Juice.

To watch a video of just how easy this is to make on your own, watch me below.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.

Almond Butter Protein Bars

Almond Butter Protein Bars

Prep Time 20 min Serves 10 bars     adjust servings



  1. In the food processor or Vitamix, grind the oats into a course consistency. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a sticky dough is formed. 
  3. From here, you can roll them into balls or make them into bars like I did.  I used an 8 x 8 pan, but I think a slightly smaller pan would work better.  If you use a pan, line it with parchment leaving enough room to come out the sides.  That way they will be easy to pull out and cut. 
  4. I used a pizza cutter to cut mine. 
  5. Let them chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.  That’s it.  I cut mine into squares and got about 10 in my batch.  Enjoy!


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117 thoughts to “Almond Butter Protein Bars (Vegan)”

  1. Hey I absolutely love your website to bits. For a school project I need to create a healthy lunchbox idea with all nutritional information for everything in it. I was just wondering if you happened to have this and if so can you reply with it. :)) Also I love the sound of this recipe but I hate dates could I possibly substitute them with something else???
    1. Thank you! You can try subbing them for more almond butter, or even raisins or apricots? I don't have a lunch box post, but 100 days of real food does I think. To get nutritional info, you can go to and use the recipe analyzer. I hope that helps!
  2. Ok, a little off topic... But, I try a lot of your recipes. But I don't have a food processor or a Vitamix. Both of these items are an investment. I'm just trying to figure out which one will do more for me. -knowing they are somewhat different. Do you have any recommendations?
    1. I use them both for different things. The Vitamix is great for smoothies, nut butter, soups, sauces and salad dressings. Many of my recipes can be done in a Vitamix, but they are easier in a food processor. The food processor is great for prep work. I always use it for cutting veggies for soups. It's great to make bars and cookie dough too. I think the Vitamix can technically do more jobs, but some are easier done in the food processor. If I had to tell you to get one, start with the food processor. It's cheaper and then you can figure out if it works best. You can always save up for a Vitamix and I hear they even offer payment plans. :)
      1. Thank you! It's not the money.. It's more about another appliance sitting around. That's what I was leaning towards. Many people say they can't believe I don't have one with how much I cook. It definitely makes things easier.. It's just something else to clean:-/ thank you always for sharing and inspiring! Your amazing!
    2. As a reader suggestion, I have a few thoughts. I've had a Vitamix for years and loved how it could grind anything short of concrete! As a personal chef, I also own a top-of-the-line food processor which takes more time to assemble/disassemble/wash than the time & energy it supposedly saves. I long ago gave up using it, as a simple mandolin and cheap but durable Vidalia hand cuber/dicer does the trick in minimal time. Also use an electric and/or immersion blender for some mixing . . . After months of deliberation, a few weeks ago I gave in and bought a Ninja blender with food processor and 'magic bullet' add-ons, and it only cost around $165. I felt a little guilty as my Vita Mix feels like an old friend and still works perfectly after near daily use for almost 10 years, but the Ninja's design is superior in sooo many ways, AND it was half the cost and has the same horsepower as my beloved Vita Mix! I really, really love my new Ninja's simplicity and all it can do. Good luck with your decision! As a single Mom of five, money has sometimes been tight, so I understand choosing wisely. I built up my kitchen inventory by asking my kids to pitch in on birthdays and holidays . . . =}
  3. Sorry if u have answered this but how long will these keep forin the refridgerator? It's only me and I would like to try to eat them over several days. Also do they freeze well? Thanks!
  4. I notice that you always use Medjool dates. Are these the same as the kind you can buy in any grocery store? If not would a different kind of date work in this recipe. Thanks!! I just love your recipes, blog and FB page!! You have helped so many people!! :)
  5. I think I am going to try and add a little protein powder to increase the amt of protein per bar. But not too much to mess up the consistency of them or the taste.
  6. These sounds great! I just tried to make Larabars today. I used dates, almonds, almond butter, coconut, and a few chocolate chips. They taste fantastic, but I had a problem at one point when my food processor just couldn't handle the thick consistency. I also use flax and some vanilla and a pinch of salt. Is the problem with the food processor due to a lack of liquid? I had to knead the mixture by hand to finish the mixture. I rolled them into balls. They are addict ing but I am just confused with why my processor bailed on me! Thanks so much!
    1. Maybe the food processor couldn't handle it? Next time, try soaking the dates for 10 minutes prior to using them. Also blend the nuts by themselves before adding the dates. That may help.
      1. Thanks. It didn't even occur to me to try those options! I will definitely try your suggestions, because my husband is now also addicted to them. I don't know how long they will last in the fridge. Not very long is my guess!
  7. Hey! Great looking recipe. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for oat substitutions? I am allergic to oats (among other things) Thanks!
  8. I want to make this tonight but I don't have medjool dates or almond butter. Any suggestions what to sub for those 2 ingredients? Thanks!
        1. Yes, but it tastes a bit longer. I bet you can just grind up the almond and oats and then add some raisins to help bind it all together. Maybe 1 cup raisins and 1 cup almonds?
  9. Just wondering if you think I could substitute raw organic hemp seeds for the chia seeds. I'm just (literally in the last couple days) starting out with these types of foods and I have not gotten all the different seeds/grains/flours/butters, etc yet! :) Also, is there something I could use to replace the flax?
    1. You can sub hemp seeds just fine. If you want to omit the flax for now, you can. Or maybe add some chopped nuts or seeds for added protein?
  10. What food processor do you have? It is so much more powerful than mine and anytime I use dates or anything sticky it quits working AND I LOVE your recipes with dates!!!
  11. Meadow is hilarious and absolutely adorable!! As my husband said as he watched with me "Cutest kid ever" (don't tell our three kids...shhhh.) Look good!
  12. what a sweet video- such a good mom- you can tell you really let her help out a lot. Precious. I love your site! I read it more than I cook - have such great ideas and love how easy your recipes are! thanks so much :)
  13. I love this recipe and the others I've found on your site. Just wondering. I made these bars last night, and they turned out pretty crumbly..... Any suggestions?
    1. Really? I'm not sure what happened. :( If the mixture looks dry to me, I just add a bit more water. Maybe that can help next time? I'm sorry they turned out crumbly for you.

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