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You’ll Love These Easy and Affordable Recipes for DIY Protein Bars

Protein bars are a convenient way to eat right, but purchasing multiple boxes to get you through the week can be quite expensive. Save money and add variety your diet with this roundup of recipes for delicious homemade protein bars.

Homemade protein bar

Simple Homemade Protein Bar

This easy protein bar from Stack is made with oatmeal, honey, applesauce, cranberries, and protein powder.  You’ll get 10 bars per batch.

Banana nut bars

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

If you need a quick and easy breakfast idea, these protein bars are an excellent choice. Add cinnamon, cocoa powder, and/or a pinch of salt to customize the taste. Enjoy them fresh from the freezer for a firm, yet chewy treat.  Will Cook for Friends has the recipe.

Blueberry bliss

Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Bar

No-bake, vegan, gluten free, and naturally sweetened, this DIY protein bar is a tasty blend of almonds, pistachios, blueberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and ground flax seed. It’s a little crumblier than a purchased bar, but the taste and cost savings make up for this minor inconvenience.  Inspired Edibles has the details.

Coconut cranberry

Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars

Dense, cake-like, and lightly sweetened, this protein bar is a great mid-day snack choice. Add dark chocolate chunks for a more indulgent treat. Learn more at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

Pb clif bars

Homemade Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bars

Designed to duplicate one of the most popular commercial protein bars, this frugal DIY recipe is gluten free and has no refined sugar. You’ll need brown recipe syrup to hold all the ingredients together. Fit Foodie Finds has the details.

Cranberry almond protein bars

Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

Inspired by the popular KIND bars, this recipe from Gimme Some Oven comes together in less than 30 minutes. Just remember that the sauce that holds everything together hardens quickly, so you’ll need to move fast while pressing everything into your pan.

Raspberry chocolate brownie

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownie Bars

Who says healthy eating means you have to give up chocolate? This fudgy and delicious 100 calorie brownie is protein packed and can be made vegan or gluten free if needed. Head over to Ambitious Kitchen to learn more.

No bake mint chocolate protein bars

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Protein Bars

Chocolate and mint is a popular combination for protein bars because it feels indulgent enough to trick your brain into thinking you’re enjoying a candy bar. Learn more at The Healthy Maven.

Cookie dough protein bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

If you’re the type of person who loves licking cookie dough off the spoon, this recipe is for you. Get that cookie dough taste with added fiber and protein!  Desserts with Benefits explains.

German chocolate protein bars

German Chocolate Protein Bars

Taking just 20 minutes to prepare, this freezer-friendly DIY protein bar is vegan friendly and packed with flavor. Visit My Darling Vegan for the details.

Mocha protein bar

Mocha Protein Bars

Made with freshly brewed espresso and a hint of dark chocolate, this protein bars are the perfect mid-day pick me up. They’ll last a week or two, so feel free to save time by making a double batch. Chocolate Chili Mango has the recipe.

Chewy chocolate protein bars

Chewy Chocolate Protein Bars

Designed to be used in place of a meal or after a workout, this yummy protein bar recipe also ships well. Make extras and send to a friend who shares your passion for healthy eating. Restless Chipotle has the recipe.

Healthy no bake 4 ingredient protein cereal bars

Protein Cereal Bars

These protein bars are a little more kid-friendly than your typical recipe and are made with just four ingredients. Head over to The Big Man’s World for the details.

Pumpkin pie bars

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, raw pumpkin seeds, and a bit of pumpkin flavored protein powder will make this recipe your new favorite fall treat. Visit Nutritionist in the Kitch to learn more.

Pucker up lemon protein bars

Lemon Coconut Protein Bars

Lemon coconut may be a slightly unusual combination for a homemade protein bar, but this paleo friendly recipe is sure to please.  Om Nom Ally has the details.