Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)
Seeing how much I love peanut butter, there’s no questioning why I loved those storebought Peanut Butter Protein Bars. I usually reserve bars for emergency snacks only, since they aren’t the most nutritious snack out there, but they are always great to have on hand since they are satisfying and filling. I also find that bars prevent me from making bad food choices. On one hand, I could go to the McDonald’s drive thru, but on the other hand, I could whip out a couple delicious, Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars… I choose the peanut butter option 😉
But since I reserved bars for emergencies, I made excuses to be in emergencies. For example, I would take way too much time getting ready in the morning just so I would “run late” and have a legitimate excuse to grab a couple bars on my dash out the door… hehehe.
But now that I’m avoiding added sugars, I have cut out storebought bars. Don’t worry though, you won’t be able to tell these protein bars are healthy! They taste too sweet to be sugar free, too fudgy to be vegan, and too peanut buttery to be considered a healthy food. You’ll definitely enjoy (maybe fall in love with?) these Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars.
I should call these nutrition powerhouse bars! You just gotta make these soon. And since these are 50 gazillion times healthier than storebought bars, you don’t need to make up any lame excuses like I did 😉
Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars
- 128g (½ cup) Natural Roasted Peanut Butter
- 1 cup + 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Crème-Flavored Stevia Extract
- 168g (1¼ cups, lightly packed) Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
- 90g (¾ cup) Peanut Flour
- ¼ tsp Salt
- You can find the full recipe and instructions in the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook!
If you like this recipe, then you’ll LOVE my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook! With 48 protein bar recipes, you’ll never buy protein bars from the store again. To learn more about the book and see some sneak peeks, see this page!
Watch me make these no-bake Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars on camera:
Eat protein bars.
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I love your recipes and have bought your book. How long will these bars last if they are not refrigerated as they have almond milk in them. I suspect they will spoil quickly
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Since the sunwarrior protein powder is getting bad reviews on Amazon, I think I’ll experiment with my Quest powder instead. I realize you say that the whey/casein powders will yield a gooier texture so I will be forewarned going in. I do some playing with molecular gastronomy so have a collection of gums and thickeners I can play with (guar gum, Xanthan gum, glucomannan) and see if I can get it to be solid at room temperature. I’ll update you with my ratios and results (so you can have some further ammo for your recipes).
Keep up the yummy work!!!!
I feel like brown rice protein powder always gets bad reviews. I mean, I tried it ONCE in a smoothie and said never again, because it’s so gritty. But something different happens in protein bars — when it’s mixed with nut butter and oat flour, it turns super fudgy and delicious!
Feel free to test out Quest, maybe the casein protein will help bind it. I’ve tried casein protein and it worked BUT ONLY with recipe adjustments. I needed to add a ton more almond milk and stevia!
Hope you like the protein bars! 🙂
These have not hardened up after many hours. What did I do wrong?!?!
Sounds like you didn’t follow the recipe… did you try using a different protein powder than the one called for in the recipe? Like whey or casein?