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Dark Chocolate Protein Bars (No Bake, Paleo, Vegan)

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  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 protein bars 1x


Healthy, homemade dark chocolate protein bars!  These no bake Paleo and Vegan protein bars are low in sugar, great for snacking and tasty enough for dessert.



Chocolate Protein Bars

Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil 


  1. Line an 8" x 4" baking pan with parchment paper (aluminum foil works too).  Set aside.
  2. Combine the melted cacao butter***, sunflower seed butter, water, maple syrup and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in the chocolate protein powder, cacao powder and salt.  Mix with a spatula until well combined.
  4. Firmly press the dough into the lined baking pan.
  5. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until set.
  6. Remove the bars from the freezer and cut into 8 protein bars****
  7. For the chocolate drizzle, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small sauce pan, over low heat.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the protein bars.
  8. Place back in the freezer a few minutes for chocolate to fully set.


*May omit cacao butter, but the protein bars will be soft, not solid at room temperature.  Another option is to use coconut butter instead of cacao butter. 

**No other protein powders have been tested, so I cannot guarantee results with any other brand.  The discount code "BAKEITPALEO" will save you $$ on any Nuzest purchase if you want to try this protein powder.

***I melted the cacao butter in a small sauce pan on the stove top, but melting in the microwave works too.

****If kept in the freezer longer than 20 minutes, the bars may be hard to cut.  Let them soften a bit first.