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Energy-boosting No-bake Protein Bars (dairy and gluten-free, vegan)

Curb hunger and boost your energy with these healthy energy-boosting bars! These no-bake protein bars are dense, loaded with fuel, and contain a secret ingredient to help you re-energize.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy boosting snack, matchinga, vegan protein powder recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 squares
Calories 258kcal


  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 cup oats gluten-free if needed
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 scoops Matchinga powder
  • 2 vegan vegan protein powder
  • 5 tablespoons nut butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil measured solid
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons enjoy life chocolate chips


  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, syrup, nut butter and vanilla. Heat until coconut oil is melted.
  • In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and almond milk.
  • Pour the melted liquid over the dry and mix until somewhat combined (it’ll be dry- that’s okay!).
  • Add in the almond milk and mix until everything is at least coated and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Grab an 8x4 baking pan, line it with parchment paper and spoon the mixture into it. Using another piece of parchment paper, press the mixture firmly into the pan. Make sure it’s even.
  • Pop in the freezer for thirty minutes, remove to cut the bars and then keep them in the fridge or freezer!


The recipe makes either 5 long bars or 8-10 squares. The nutrition is based on 8 squares.
Grab all the ingredients you need from my Pantry Staples.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg