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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)

These Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.

Drizzle ’em with chocolate for some extra decadence and you’ve got an incredibly unique, totally sophisticated, sweet and fudge no-bake treat that’s secretly packed with protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and all natural goodness!

I know a green protein bar is a weird concept to wrap our heads around, let alone eat…  but you gotta admit, they’re pretty fascinating, yes?  Once you think about it, people eat green foods all the time!  Green Lucky Charm marshmallows, green Fruit Loops, pistachio bundt cakes, Granny Smith apples, kiwis, etc.  Matcha ain’t so weird after all.

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Let’s have a moment of silence to embrace this beautiful chocolate drizzle.  A generous drizzling of chocolate can (and will) make anything taste better.  I must admit, I’m not the biggest fan of matcha flavor, but I will GOBBLE. THESE. UP.

These Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars are healthy, fun to make, and easy to eat.

They make the perfect snacks to keep on hand for those long and busy work days.  Or any day at all, really  😉

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

There are so many health benefits to green tea and matcha, I love finding new ways to incorporate them into my diet (I’m not a huge tea-drinker…  my heart belongs to iced coffee).

A few bonuses:  these protein bars are surprisingly filling, super easy to make, and 100% nutritious!  And they’re naturally green too.  No artificial food coloring here!

I have made these protein bars over three dozen times.  I’ve used raw almond butter instead of roasted, I’ve added almond extract, I’ve tried using chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla, and like to drizzle different kinds of chocolate over the bars (white, milk, dark chocolate, you name it)!  The recipe published in my cookbook is my all-time favorite recipe  🙂

These Matcha Green Tea DIY Protein Bars have all the nice stuff.  Just good and wholesome organic, natural ingredients that are good for the body.  No need for the high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavorings, synthetic food dyes, or preservatives.  They’re so damn good and will make your taste buds happy as can be.

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog
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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars

Servings: 12 bars
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
These Matcha Green Tea Protein Bars are unique, sophisticated, and sweet. They're also packed with protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and all natural goodness!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add all of the ingredients. Mix on low speed until everything is fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix on medium speed for one last mix. Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough.
  • Scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and flatten it out. Tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Lift the mixture out of the pan. Slice into 12 bars. Feel free to drizzle melted white, milk, or dark chocolate over the bars! Individually wrap the protein bars in plastic sandwich baggies. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or stash them in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Do not use whey/egg/casein protein!  The mixture will be gooey and won’t solidify.
I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook.  But I wanted to provide it here because that way, you can determine whether or not the rest of the cookbook is for you!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 protein bar)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 75mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Protein Bars
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, High Protein, Matcha, Protein Bars, Sugar Free, Vegan

Watch me make these Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars on camera:

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I am so blessed to be a part of such a loving, adoring, and supportive online community.  Here are some of the pictures readers have shared with me on social media and via email of their Matcha Green Tea Protein Bar remakes!

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @sharelgiovana!

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @komschlies!

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @foodbabywanders!

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @brekbp!

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @_klyne_!

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Almond DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

Thanks @veganjuls01!

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Be happy.

Live fully.

Eat protein bars.

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– Jess

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146 comments on “Healthy Matcha Green Tea Fudge DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)”

  1. I’ve made these! I went out and bought matcha powder just for the occasion and I was not disappointed! I’ve also tried this is other protein powders (whey) and sunwarrior def turned out waaaay better!5 stars

  2. Love this!
    My favourite recipe is your Mo-tella bars!! They look amazing!

  3. I’d love to make your red velvet cake or chocolate chip cookie dough! Thanks for the amazing giveaway and congrats!

  4. I’d make the S’mores, YUM!

  5. This is exactly what I was looking for when I google searched. Really would like the complete recipe. They look awesome!

  6. I would love to try these matcha protein bars!

  7. I have just did my shopping list for this recipe. It sounds great. Let’s see. Thank you for the recipe. The pictures are nice too.

  8. Oh, my! I have wanted to buy this cookbook since I started the elite training program on my rowing team, and I’m officially sick and TIRED of smoothies as my pre-and-post-workout fuel. NGH. GIMME DEM PROTEIN BARS.

    Sorry, I’ll turn caps off, now. Anyway, I think the first protein bars I would try would be the Death by Chocolate, The Elvis, and the Birthday Cake! And then the Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry….oh my, my mouth is watering…..

  9. I think I would try Blueberry Muffin first. =)

  10. These look fantastic.

  11. I think I’d make Chubby Hubby first.

  12. I’d make the chocolate covered strawberry first!

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  16. I love green tea but I havent known I can make a green tea bars – that’s fantastic

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  25. Hi! I know this is a long shot since it’s an older post, but I’ve seen many bars I’m interested in and would like to purchase the kindle version of the book. HOWEVER I am not from the US, so there are many ingredients I apparently won’t be able to find (for example we only have peanut butter, and the vanilla stevia would be impossible to find). I’m wondering if there is any way to modify the recipes by replacing a few ingredients? Also would this work if I used some other protein powder? I am hoping you can help me with this so I can buy the book and start cooking 🙂

    • Hi Pamela! Thanks so much, I’m glad the book looks good to you 😀
      Since the bars are pretty simple and don’t call for as many ingredients as store-bought bars, it’s hard to substitute all of the ingredients you’re asking about…
      You can replace the stevia with packeted sweeteners (like the ones you see in coffee shops — I like using organic stevia or Truvia to keep the bars sugar free, but you can use regular sugar packets if you don’t mind the extra calories/carbs/sugar/glycemic index). Liquid sweeteners like honey and maple syrup will throw off the dry:liquid ratio, so if you prefer that you’d need to add in more oat flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, etc.
      Any nut butter can be used in the recipes as well, just peanut butter is very strong so certain flavors might not pair well (like the Orange Cranberry or Cherry Pie).
      I’ve haven’t had much success subbing the brown rice protein powder. Whey and casein do NOT work. I’ve tried unflavored pea protein powder but wasn’t a huge fan… you also need to use a lot less because it absorbs so much liquid.
      Let me know if you have any other questions!! <3
      -Jess

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  33. Can you add coconut or dehydrated fruit or other chopped nuts to this instead of chocolate?

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  38. $942 is the cost of your cookbook??!?!?

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  47. These look amazing! My daughter is all into matcha powder so I bet it will be easy to interest her in these protein bars:)

  48. This was a great recipe! Mine was an utter fail though because I think I substituted too many ingredients. I ended up using pea protein and coconut flour instead. It turned out very mushy and gritty in texture, and it wouldn’t hold together. I will have another go at it with the recommended ingredients. Yours looks so good though!5 stars

    • Unfortunately, not all ingredients are interchangeable. Pea protein absorbs more liquid than brown rice protein, and sometimes adds a weird flavor. Coconut flour is like a SPONGE — nothing can replace it and it can’t be used to replace other flours. I hope you like the recipe on your next go around!! 🙂

  49. We made these with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides powder. It never became firm – was always mushy. A failure. Taste was good though.

  50. I have made these bars in many forms over the last year and because I was in a foreign country without access to a typical grocery store, I had to make a lot of substitutions based on what was available. I did make the them the first time per the recipe but it’s been “game on” since, trying to replicate them with limited ingredients. Some things I have found: any vegan protein works well (brown rice, pea protein, etc). I have mostly made them with chocolate protein, which has been amazing. For a large part of the time, peanut butter was the only but butter available, and it didn’t overpower the matcha (though I did add a little extra matcha and almond extract to compensate). I also didn’t have ready access to stevia so I used honey. I adjusted down the liquid content and it worked just fine (no issue with the bars setting). Since I also didn’t have access to coconut milk, I used a mix of vanilla extract and water and while it wasn’t quite as “rich” a flavor as when I had coconut milk, it was still pretty amazing. I guess the purpose to this is to say that as long as you’re not using whey/egg proteins, this recipe is extremely forgiving if you stay even in the general vicinity of the wet/dry ingredients ratio. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I’m going to go buy both the DIY Protein Bar book and the Naughty or Nice book because I love this recipe so much and I can’t wait to try some more of what you’re put together.5 stars

    • What a terrible typo: it was supposed to read “nut butter” but since the b key is right next to the n key and I didn’t proof read before I hit post on the comment . . .well, this is what I get for not proof reading.

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