A homemade protein bar is a great midday snack or post-workout food option for when you want something sweet that is also healthier and more filling. Also when I’m craving dessert, I know that having my homemade protein bars nearby will save the day. The problem is that most protein bar recipes start to taste the same when you first start out. Hopefully, these 25 protein bar flavor variations will inspire you to stick to your diet and weight loss goals and keep healthy! (Last updated 12/17/22)
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So here it is, the ultimate list of protein bar flavors from my blog, divided into four (somewhat arbitrary) flavor categories: creamy, chocolatey, fruity and spicy.
Creamy Protein Bar Flavors
1. Applesauce Birthday Cake Protein Bars
Here’s an easy, no-bake recipe that satisfies your birthday cake craving in the healthiest way possible. The secret to making these birthday cake protein bars is the applesauce and a pinch of baking soda. The slight salty bitterness from baking soda gives these deliciously cakey bars an authentic taste of the cake with the satisfying protein bar texture. It’s a great nostalgic snack option for you and your family.
Homemade Birthday Cake Protein Bars Made with ApplesauceSee Recipe
2. White Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars
These White Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars are a delicious, healthy, low carb, protein-packed snack or dessert. They are quick and easy to make, to go, and chocolate covered for an extra special touch! All you need is 7 ingredients that you most likely already have at home if you love coconut: coconut flour, coconut yogurt, dried coconut, protein powder, milk, sugar of choice, and white chocolate.
White Chocolate Coconut Protein BarsSee Recipe
3. Oreo Protein Bars
These luscious Homemade Oreo Cookies and Cream Protein Bars are probably one of the best desserts you’ll ever try — it’s all the creamy sweetness of an Oreo cheesecake, minus the work! Made with protein powder, coconut flour, cream cheese, almond milk, and sweetened with monk fruit sweetener which is low carb and sugar-free – these cookies and cream protein bars are rich, creamy and taste heavenly with that coating of white chocolate. It’s a quick Oreo fix that works, and trust me, you’ll also be craving a glass of cold milk with these.
Homemade Oreo Cookies and Cream Protein Bars (Easy, No-Bake Recipe)See Recipe
4. Almond Milk Tea Protein Bars
Here’s a protein bar recipe for the milk tea / boba tea lovers! Made with vanilla protein powder flavored with black tea powder and sweetened condensed (coconut) milk, these almond milk tea protein bars are sweet and fudgy. They’re also gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and so easy to make!
Almond Milk Tea Protein BarsSee Recipe
5. White Chocolate & Macadamia Protein Bars
Here’s a recipe for Chunky White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bars! Thick, chewy and buttery sweet, these protein bars are just like the white chocolate macadamia cookie, but without the extra sugar and butter (and no baking required!). It’s also great for your skin, hair and joints thanks to the collagen peptides powder.
Chunky White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bars Recipe (made with Collagen Peptides)See Recipe
6. Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Protein Bars
Here’s an incredibly simple, but delicious Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Protein Bars recipe that you can make ahead for your next on-the-go breakfast or post-workout snack. Featuring Greek yogurt and good old peanut butter, these bars are rich and creamy on the inside, and sweet and chocolatey on the outside. High on fiber, low carbs and low sugar, these breakfast bars are quick and nutritious and will help you keep you full and focused in the morning.
Simple Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Protein Bars to eat for Breakfast or Post-WorkoutSee Recipe
Chocolatey Protein Bar Flavors
1. Collagen Snickers Protein Bars
These extra special, easy, no-bake Keto Snickers Protein Bars have a secret ingredient in them: collagen peptides powder. It’s what gives this recipe its distinct gooey, caramel-like centers, just like the classic candy bar. Paired with the low-carb coconut flour cookie base, the chocolate coating and the crunchy peanuts, you’ll never know that this bar contains 23g of protein per serving (more than 7 times of what’s contained in the original Snickers bar!)
Collagen Snickers BarsSee Recipe
2. Chocolate Avocado Protein Bars
Quick and nutritious, these Easy Chocolate Avocado Protein Bars are a great midday snack or healthy diet-friendly dessert for anyone who’s looking to check off the low carb, low calories, high protein, high fiber from your “to eat” list. Loaded with nutrients and with good fats that come from the mashed avocado, these energy bars will also make a great post-workout snack to help you recover faster.
Chocolate Avocado Protein Bars (Healthy, Vegan & Low Carb!)See Recipe
3. Red Velvet Chocolate Protein Bars
Intensely red, creamy and fudgy, you can enjoy a delicious and creamy red velvet cake in under 20 minutes with these easy Red Velvet Cake Protein Bars!
Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake Protein Bars (The Best Guilt-Free Dessert)See Recipe
4. Chocolate & Banana Protein Bars
If you have extra bananas sitting around at home, here’s an easy homemade chocolate and banana protein bars recipe you can make using chocolate protein powder and mashed bananas. The texture of these chocolate bars is soft and creamy, with a rich chocolatey flavor. The addition of chopped nuts gives it a nice crunchy texture, too, and it’s a perfect way to incorporate more protein and fiber into your diet in a sweet, healthy way.
Chocolate Protein Bars Made Using Mashed BananasSee Recipe
5. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
It’s so easy to reach for that candy bar or bag of chips when you’re tired, stressed, or worse – hangry. That’s why I try to have something healthy and satisfying on-hand that I can eat when that craving creeps in. Here’s one recipe that I have been making for weeks now, it’s these lovely Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Collagen Protein Bars. Nutty, chewy, thick and chocolatey with a texture kind of like a cross between a cookie dough and blondie – you won’t regret finding these waiting for you the next time you open the fridge looking for something good (and also good for you) to eat.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Collagen Protein BarsSee Recipe
6. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars
If you need something luxurious and chocolatey but trying to keep it low on sugar and calories, this dark chocolate raspberry protein bars recipe is for you. The chocolate protein powder and fresh raspberry combination is an indulgent pairing that works together to form a soft, almost cakey brownie-like texture! It’s also easy to make–just mix together the ingredients and cut into bars. The melted chocolate coating is optional, but is a gorgeous touch on these chocolate bars.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Protein BarsSee Recipe
7. Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, not to forget nutty, there’s something in these Healthier Reese’s Take 5 Copycat protein bars that will satisfy any candy bar lover. Made with healthier ingredients like collagen powder, coconut flour, oatmeal, peanut butter, and almond milk — all you have to do is simply mix the ingredients, slice into bars and coat them with chocolate. You definitely deserve to take five and enjoy this treat!
Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe (made with Collagen Peptides)See Recipe
Fruit-Based Protein Bar Flavors
1. Healthy Blueberry Greek Yogurt Protein Bars
What more to ask? An easy, no-bake protein bar recipe that has all the sweet, tangy flavors of a blueberry yogurt bowl! Made with protein powder, and healthy low carb ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour and greek yogurt, these blueberry greek yogurt protein bars are chewy and sweet. They make great snacks for kids and adults alike.
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Protein BarsSee Recipe
2. White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars
These white chocolate raspberry protein bars are thick and chewy–my healthier take on the store-bought Quest Bars! Made with almond butter, oats, fresh raspberries and plant-based protein powder, this delicious recipe is not only gluten-free and vegan, but also actually good for you. What’s more, it requires only 5 ingredients and can be made at home in under 10 minutes!
White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars (Quest Bar Copycat)See Recipe
3. Applesauce & Matcha Protein Bar
Presenting an applesauce & matcha protein bar recipe that’s nut-free and all plant-based. The applesauce and matcha pair perfectly together in this recipe, and the additional white chocolate covering makes it taste like a delicious candy bar.
Homemade Applesauce Matcha Protein Bars RecipeSee Recipe
4. Easy Homemade Strawberry Protein Bars
Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make your own strawberry protein bar at home. These easy vegan strawberry protein bars are the perfect dessert & snack, and you’ll be amazed by how delicious and easy they are to make. Skip the candy bars, and go for these delightful strawberry protein bars!
Easy Fresh Strawberry Protein BarsSee Recipe
5. Fresh Pineapple Protein Bars
Celebrate summer early with these Healthy Fresh Pineapple Protein Bars! Made using fresh pineapple puree and coconut flour, these delicious snack is made only using 5 ingredients, and are thick, cakey and bursting with tropical sweetness.
Fresh Pineapple Protein BarsSee Recipe
6. Raspberry Cheesecake Protein Bars
If you’re looking for a quick cheesecake fix, you’ll love these Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Protein Bars. They’re Low Carb and Low Sugar, and the beautiful layers of cream cheese and raspberry protein base are coated with dark chocolate – creamy, soft and decadent. Your sweet tooth will be asking for more!
Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Protein Bars (Low Carb, Low Sugar Recipe)See Recipe
7. Homemade Lemon Protein Bars
These Homemade Lemon Protein Bars made with Collagen Peptides make the perfect healthy dessert or post-workout snack. Soft and chewy on the inside, with just the right balance of sweet and tangy — these bars are thick and chewy thanks to the collagen peptides which have a lot of great benefits for your hair, skin and joints. Give them a try the next time you’re craving a lemony treat!
Healthy Homemade Lemon Protein Bars made with Collagen PeptidesSee Recipe
8. Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Bars
Layered with a strawberry protein base, cream cheese and chocolate, these strawberry cheesecake protein bars are creamy, decadent and oh-so-lovely with all the fresh strawberry pieces bursting in every bite. You’ll never know that these protein bars are actually healthy, too!
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Protein BarsSee Recipe
Spiced Protein Bars
1. Sweet Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars
Here’s a nostalgic tasting cinnamon roll protein bars recipe that make the perfect dessert & snack when you start craving the real thing. This protein bar recipe is easy to make and also no-bake. The added cream cheese (which can also be subbed for vegan cheese) is the secret to making these cinnamon roll bars chewy and soft.
Healthy Applesauce Cinnamon Roll Protein BarsSee Recipe
2. Biscoff Cookie Butter Protein Bars
Here’s my new favorite dessert bar that is loaded with cookie butter flavor and is rich, smooth, soft, creamy and topped with a layer of lotus biscoff cookie. Made with plant-based protein powder, coconut flour, cream cheese, almond milk, and sweetened with monk fruit sweetener which is sugar-free and low carb – these homemade Biscoff Cookie Butter Protein Bars are on a whole new level of deliciousness!
Homemade Biscoff Cookie Butter Protein Bars (Easy, No-Bake Recipe)See Recipe
3. Carrot Cake Collagen Protein Bars
When it comes to these No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars, you can have your cake and eat it, too! High in protein, and low in calories and carbs, these chewy protein bars are made with collagen peptides protein powder, shredded carrots, maple syrup, cream cheese, coconut flour and cinnamon. They’re a wonderful healthy twist on the fall dessert–and a lifesaver if you have a carrot cake craving and no time to whip something up.
No-Bake Carrot Cake Collagen Protein Bars (Low Carb, Low Calorie Treats!)See Recipe
4. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Bars
It’s not everyday that you get to enjoy both a cheesecake and a pumpkin pie—in under 30 minutes! Now you can with these delicious Healthy Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Bars. They’re creamy, sweet and perfectly spiced. Tis’ the season to feast on pumpkin cheesecake bars! For parties, get togethers, morning breakfast… no occasion needed.
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