No-bake Homemade Protein Bars

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high protein slice

Stu: Big thanks to Keira Rumble for this simply awesome homemade protein bars recipe. These no-bake hazelnut, cacao protein bars can be thrown together in a snap and tastes fantastic!

Over to Keira…

Keira: For those of you that know me, you will all know that my sweet tooth is insatiable. Having recently taken myself off dairy, gluten and more importantly sugar – I thought my life would be a living nightmare. But in fact, I have found it quite easy to make this transition.

This little high protein bar is packed full of goodness. Not to mention it is delish AND it helps cures that post dinner sweet tooth or is a great on the run treat. Using ingredients such as cacao that contain natural antioxidants along with coconut butter for taste, this recipe will be making a regular appearance in my fridge.

Ingredients (base):

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 scoops 180 Natural Protein Superfood
  • 2 teaspoons stevia (if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of organic almond butter

Ingredients (ganache):

  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia (if desired)


no-bake protein barsYou will need a small food processor for this. Blitz the hazelnuts until just crushed (about a minute). Add cacao, stevia, protein powder, coconut oil and if you want it a little bit more nutty, add a teaspoon of almond butter.

Blitz again until combined (about another minute).

Line a freezer safe tray/Tupperware container with baking paper and pour in, pressing down firmly and evenly. Pop in freezer for 15 minutes.

To make the ganache, whisk all of the ingredients together and then pour over slice. Pop back in freezer until ready to serve.

You can view more of Keira’s recipes here.

You can also follow Keira’s Facebook page Krumbled here.

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2 Replies to “No-bake Homemade Protein Bars”
Ange says:

Can’t wait to try this recipe.
Can you replace the hazelnuts with another nut that will give the bar a similiar texture?

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