Healthy Snickerz Protein Bars

Protein Bars

We all love those famous candy bars.  You know, the ones with peanuts, caramel and chocolate?  Basically, the synonyms of pure bliss.

Healthy Snickers Protein Bars

And when you combine Homemade Candy Bars + Healthy Ingredients + Protein you get these amazingly delicious Candy Bar Protein Bars!  With a soft and chewy interior, some crunchy peanuts in every bite you take, and then a rich chocolatey shell, you know that these are some treats that you can sink your teeth into, free of guilt.

Healthy Snickers Protein Bars

Simply mouthwatering (as you can see).

The fudgy base, the chewy caramel and the decadent chocolate…  foodgasm.

Healthy Snickers Protein Bars

Chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty…  and secretly healthy.

No one would ever know that these Snickerz Protein Bars are actually good for you!

Healthy Snickers Protein Bars

You can slice them into 10 so that they are wide like the picture above ↑↑

Or you can slice them into 16 and get the authentic-size candy bars like the picture below ↓↓

Healthy Snickers Protein Bars

No matter how you slice them though, you will be in heaven.

You can’t go wrong with healthy homemade protein bars!



Find the recipe in the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook!

With 48 dessert-like protein bar recipes, full-color pages and photos for every recipe, you’ll never think twice about buying protein bars from the store again.  See this page for more information on the book, including the Table of Contents, some sneak peaks and sample images.

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

Get your copy from Amazon here!

38 comments on “Healthy Snickerz Protein Bars

  1. Oh, wow! These look absolutely amazing- I will totally make them for my boyfriend who loves snickers (and taste them myself of course) 😀

    Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful recipes :)
    Wishing you a great day – hugs from a Norwegian reader.

  2. Can you use vanilla whey protein instead?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Natalie- I do not recommend whey protein powder because it has a tendency to get really gooey and sticky rather than turn into a cookie dough-like texture from the brown rice protein powder… sorry!

  3. These look absolutely amazing oh my!! I’m so in love with your homemade candy bar series… seriously, you’re a genius ;–)

  4. mmm looks good! actually all your homemade candy bars look super yummy :p

  5. Lovely work, Jessica! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is collecting snacks and treats? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

  6. Sneaky! Yours look prettier than the ones you buy at the store and I am sure they taste a million times better too!

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  8. My husband would go crazy for these! What could I use instead of stevia extract? I prefer to use honey or maple syrup in my baking. Any ideas what I could use instead of stevia?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Chelsey- I haven’t made these without stevia before but I’m sure you can! I would suggest using 3/4 cup of pure maple syrup in the protein bar base and adding extra protein powder and/or oat flour to compensate for the extra liquid :)

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  10. Jessica your recipes are divine! I’m (unsuccessfully) trying to wean off of processed sugar and commercial sweets and pursue a clean eating diet, but sometimes I just cannot resist! Thank you for creating so many great recipes to help the process of being more health concious! :) can’t wait to try this!

  11. What is the nutritional value of these bars? We are on a low carb diet and limited to 31 carbs daily. We get SO hungry for something like this! Thanks!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Dortha Agnew-
      The nutritional value really depends on how you slice the bars and the specific ingredients you use.
      The main reason I didn’t make a nutrition label for this recipe is because I didn’t weigh out the caramel when making the bars and I don’t know the exact measurement of how many cups my homemade caramel sauce makes. Making a nutrition label takes a bit of time but I would recommend trying it out, especially if you are on a low carb diet, you will most likely refer back to nutrition label-making again.
      The specific program I use to make nutrition labels can be found on my FAQ page (
      I’m sure the bars will fit inside your daily carb limit, but it might take up most of it because of the homemade caramel. If you want a lower carb recipe just look at my other protein bar recipes (!
      I hope you like the recipes :)

  12. Now I am going to make this for my breakfast!

  13. I am bookmarking your blog!

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  15. Have you considered using PB2 in your recipes? I have been thinking about converting some recipes but I don’t know what to add for the moisture since it is dehydrated….? Any ideas?

    • Christy-
      I don’t use PB2 because it contains sugar, but I do use peanut flour, which is basically the same thing but without the salt/sugar. It tastes really good and you can use it in savory applications too (it makes a great PB sauce)! I have this organic version of PB2 in my pantry but I haven’t made any recipes with it.
      As for using powdered peanut butter in these protein bars, that is a GREAT idea!! I have definitely got to try that soon. I made peanut butter frosting with peanut flour though, so I’ll base this assumption on that recipe. I would try replacing the 1/2 cup of peanut butter with 3/4 cup Peanut Flour + ~6 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. Mix this together before making the recipe to make sure it has the same consistency of PB. If it’s too dry, add more milk. If it’s too wet, add more flour. Good luck, hope this works out for you!! :)

  16. Georgous home-made bars! they look very appetizing & fantastic even!! Yummm! :)

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  18. THESE LOOK AMAZING! Thank you so much for this great recipe!! I’ll be making these asap!

  19. WOW this is FANTASTIC!

    I can’t wait to try this. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to do this.

    What is the shelf life if you don’t refrigerate?

    Thank you again,


    • Mike-
      I wouldn’t recommend not refrigerating these because the texture gets a little too soft (still good, just really soft). The chocolate helps keep the bar sturdy and in place, but it’s just best when it’s chilled.
      But, if you’re camping or something where a fridge isn’t available, then I would say about 2-3 days.
      I hope you like the recipe!

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  21. I didn’t read the comments and tried the recipe with whey (vanilla and cookies&cream). It was too much milk, but it tastes mighty fine :)

  22. Looks soooo delicious! I was wondering will the concistency still be good if I don’t use the protein powder and is their something that can replace the peanut flour for another nut flour like cashew?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Natasha James-
      I’m afraid I haven’t had any luck replacing the protein powder with peanut flour or nut flours. Peanut flour is pretty absorbent so that might work but I’m just hesitant to recommend any substitutions… don’t want you to waste your time and ingredients on a failed batch! (Happens to me way too often and it aint fun)

  23. I recently made these and I’m in heaven! I’m battling between my desire to keep them all for myself, and my boyfriend, friends, family, and professors, who all want me to share. As soon as I made these I knew I had to have your book. I can’t wait to make them all. You’re brilliant.

  24. Jennifer Conner

    Could you use Stevia across the board as the sweetener and could you use Vega One plant based protein in place of the brown rice type? thanks!! – Jennifer

    • Jennifer Conner-
      The only sweetener in the protein bar is stevia. Without the caramel sauce, it won’t be Snickers 😉
      And I’m afraid Vega One won’t replace the brown rice protein, it absorbs too much liquid. Only brown rice protein powder works here.
      I hope you like the recipe!

  25. im allergic to peanuts so i was wondering if i can subsitute the peanut butter for soy nut butter

    • Camy-
      Yup! Any other nut or seed butter can replace the peanut butter. Sunflower seed butter and tahini have a slight peanut buttery taste, so I think those would work great. I tried soy butter once and wasn’t really a fan, but that’s just me! I hope you like the recipe 😀

  26. Does anyone have the nutrients info on this snack

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