Quick ‘n Easy No-Bake Protein Bars

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Granola bars have to be one of my favourite things to make. I’ve had a soft spot for them since running the bakery. I look back to those days with (mostly) warm, fuzzy memories. Maybe making + shipping 500 bars a week by hand wasn’t ideal, but it was the experience that I enjoyed the most – the process of growing a business and having others enjoy something I created from scratch. I still look back at the pictures and laugh, seeing a 9-foot table buried in packaged bars while I stuck on the front and back label as fast as possible. My mother-in-law used to help assemble all the boxes for me. Some days I’d walk into the living room to see about 200 boxes of various sizes assembled and stacked in towers with all of the shipping envelopes stuck on the top. And then Eric would often help me at night when he got home from work. It takes a village. We’d create an assembly line packing all the boxes with bars, receipts, labels, hand-written thank-yous, business cards, all before sealing them up and attaching the shipping label. It was organized chaos to say the least. Heavy on the chaos part. Ever since I closed the bakery, I’ve had it in the back of my mind that I’d like to open it again some day, if the stars align. We’ll have to see. For now, I still enjoy making granola bars whenever I can just for the heck of it.

By the way – It’s official – I’m including two of the most popular Glo Bar recipes in my cookbook, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

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I’ve made these protein bars a few different ways over the past few weeks – one with peanut butter, one with almond butter, and the last with sunflower seed butter. All worked out lovely, although the roasted peanut butter was probably my favourite, flavour wise (no surprise here). Rest assured you can make these nut-free simply by using sunflower seed butter (shown top, right). My go-to is Sunbutter.

This recipe also calls for plant-based protein powder. This is the Sunwarrior powder that I use. I specifically bought the unflavoured version of Sunwarrior because I’ve concluded that stevia gives me headaches (anyone else?) and I’m really not crazy about the flavour of stevia to begin with. If you are using a sweetened protein powder, you’ll likely have to reduce the liquid sweetener in this recipe and make up for the loss of liquid with a bit of non-dairy milk. Just play around with it – as long as your dough isn’t super dry and crumbly you should be fine! We’re aiming for the consistency of cookie dough here.

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After mixing the dough together, simply press it into the pan (I like to use a pastry roller to smooth it out – you can find these at the Dollarstore!) and pop it into the freezer while you melt the chocolate.

{Here is a random freezer shot featuring fillo shells, chickpeas, butternut squash, hemp hearts, blueberries, pita bread, torn kale (for smoothies), Amy’s California burgers, and corn!}

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Finally, slice into bars, drizzle on the chocolate, and freeze until set. I love keeping them stashed in the freezer – they are the perfect pick me up when my energy is low and I need something fast.

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Quick 'n Easy No-Bake Protein Bars

Vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw

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These no-bake bars are thrown together in minutes and make the perfect snack to store in the freezer for a quick burst of energy. Feel free to use sunflower seed butter to make these nut-free. I used an unsweetened/unflavoured protein powder, so if you are using a sweetened protein powder, you will likely have to reduce the liquid sweetener (and make up for the lack of liquid by adding some non-dairy milk). Play around with it if necessary and aim for a cookie dough texture. You can also roll the dough into balls and add in chocolate chips if you don't wish to make them into bar form.

Yield
12
Freeze time
15 minutes
Prep Time
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0 Minutes
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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened/unflavoured vegan protein powder (I use Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Natural)
  • 1/2 cup rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with a piece of parchment paper. Mix the oat flour, protein powder, rice crisp, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the nut/seed butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir well to combine. If the mixture is a bit dry, add a splash of non-dairy milk and mix again.
  3. Press into pan and roll out with a pastry roller until smooth. Pop into the freezer.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small pot over low heat. When half of the chips have melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  5. After freezing the bars for about 5-10 minutes, remove from freezer and slice into bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate and freeze again until set. Store in the freezer for a week or longer in an air-tight freezer bag or container.
Nutrition Info
190 calories8.1 grams2.2 grams8.3 grams

 

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1 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 29, 2013

These protein bars sound fantastic! I’m always a fan of quick, easy and healthy recipes! I will be pinning these! :-)

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2 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } August 29, 2013

I have been searching for a new protein bar recipe to try out – these look delicious!

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3 Katie August 29, 2013

I don’t have rice cereal … could I just add more oats do you think? And/or some nuts?

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4 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2013

Hi Katie, I would probably go with the nut idea! I added the rice crisp for texture, so I think crunchy nuts would be a great swap. Enjoy :)

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5 lymieeatingcoconut September 2, 2013

I didn’t either and I used a crumbled up rice cake.

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6 Kat September 20, 2015

me too. works perfectly

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7 Shenandoah May 5, 2014

Hello, Angela.

I noticed this recipe upon searching for protein bars to take in my backpack to travel with (on foot). I was going to vacuum seal them so they stayed fresh longer. Do you know if there is any way I can store them out of the freezer or prepare them differently so they will store in a backpack?

Thank you so much.

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8 Megan November 24, 2014

In case anyone else wanted a non-frozen option, I made these as is, but I added a flax egg, rolled them into balls, and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes. Also wound up leaving out the chocolate because I didn’t have the ingredients on hand-tasted fine though!

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9 Karen August 29, 2013

Glad you asked this, Katie! I was wondering the same! Can’t wait to try this!

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10 Erika January 13, 2014

I just made these with puffed millet cereal instead of rice cereal, and with raisins instead of chocolate chips. They turned out perfect! Thanks!

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11 Gwen February 25, 2014

I didn’t have the cereal so I puffed a batch of amaranth (took all of two minutes to get 1/2 cup) and subbed that instead. Bonus: amaranth has 13 grams of protein per 1/2 cup. It tasted awesome. I just mixed everything together in my food processor after I turned the oats into flour and it worked beautifully. Amazing recipe, as always!

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12 Faren July 16, 2014

How do you puff amaranth? I’m asking cause id like to try it as a substitute as well.

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13 Laura May 16, 2015

Thank you! Great idea!!!

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14 Katie August 29, 2013

Ok thanks dear!!

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15 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 29, 2013

Oh man this looks GOOD! I can’t wait to make these!!

Oh yeah, I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the taste of stevia. People always recommend it and I’m like “uh yeah but have you tasted it!?” Bleh. :)

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16 noah kreitner November 9, 2013

ive been using xylitol for baking breads and desserts, found it to be fantastic. its just a little pricey

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17 Tiffany August 29, 2013

Hey Angela!

this looks great! I cant wait to try it out :)

By the way, not sure if you are aware but your whole post doesn’t show up in feedly. it stops right before the recipe is given.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for all your hard work!!

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18 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2013

Hey Tiffany,

We’re working on the post not displaying in feedly – hopefully it will be fixed soon!

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19 JimmyBob February 8, 2016

this recipe was horrible it tasted disgusting i will never ever try this again. srry 4 loss

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20 Heidi Kokborg August 29, 2013

These look so good! But do you think I could skip the protein powder? Or substitute it for almond flour or more oats? In Denmark we only have protein powders filled with all sorts of weird chemicals, and we don’t really have a vegan version, so I never buy protein powder. So if you have any ideas about how to make a protein bar without protein powder, please share them! :)

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21 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2013

Yes you certainly can skip the protein powder – and your idea of adding more oat or almond flour would work just fine. Just add a bit at a time to achieve the right consistency (cookie dough).
As for boosting the protein content – the nut butter helps, but if you want to add more try adding hulled hemp seeds or chia seeds too.

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22 Alexandra @ Lean Green Healthy Machine August 29, 2013

These look like the perfect grab and go snack! Healthy homemade versions are the best, thanks!

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23 Ksenija @ Health Ninja August 29, 2013

Looks quite similar to Amanda’s “no bake almond fudge protein bars” posted a few days ago on runningwithspoons.com .

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24 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2013

We must be on the same wavelength! :) I assume there are many recipes similar to these on the internet…they aren’t exactly revolutionary. I made a similar recipe to these a few years back using brown rice syrup.

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25 Brandi September 11, 2013

Yes-definitely same wavelength because I have a recipe very similar too, minus my egg binders since I baked mine! Only difference is I used a full cup of crisp cereal, where you used half crisp cereal and half protein powder. I love baking with protein powder, but haven’t tried it in no-bake yet. Thanks for the idea…I bet they are delicious! :)

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26 Brandi September 11, 2013

I called mine “peanut butter lovers granola bars” :)

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27 patricia hubbard August 31, 2014
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Saw the ugly post. Theres always a critic. Thanks for the recipe. I thought it was great.

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28 Shundara@SavyNaturalista August 29, 2013

I am happy you have added a few to the book; I use to get most of your globars as Christmas giftsfrom friends.. I would try to recreate them, but I could never get it right. I am happy to see the famous globars, I hope a few glo-nola recipes as well.

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29 Angela August 29, 2013

Thank you Shundara – that makes me happy! I hope it’s worth the wait :)

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30 Caitlin August 29, 2013

these look delicious, angela! i love the consistency of cookie dough (but who doesn’t?). peanut butter would be my favorite, too, because peanut butter is just the tastiest thing in the world. i need one of these now!

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31 Lauren @ The Highlands Life August 29, 2013

Oh man. I would seriously love these! I’m always look for easy grab and go snacks.

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32 Maria August 29, 2013

I cannot stand the taste of stevia at ALL. I remember the first time I tried it I dumped one little packet into my tea…can you say GAG? I tried to develop a taste for it I really did, but I just cannot get past the aftertaste. I also tried quest bars since everyone seems to adore them and got through half of the bar before I threw it out. I’d purchased a whole box of quest bars too and I ended up taking them to my local CrossFit box and handing them out for free. The after taste was so bad of the stevia and/or sucralose that I was thisclose to washing my mouth out with soap. I’ll take real sugar and all its “empty” calories anyday over stevia.

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33 Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen August 29, 2013

These protein bars look delicious. I can’t wait to try them from the freezer!!

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34 Andrea August 29, 2013

These look fantastic and super easy, love it! And I can’t wait for the GloBar recipes in your cookbook! I discovered your blog just after you had closed the bakery and I never got to try the bars everyone raved about! :/ Excited I’ll be able to try them at home though!! =)

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35 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2013

I’m excited for you too!

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36 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! August 29, 2013

These look great! Love that they are no bake! Makes them so much more convenient!

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37 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 29, 2013

So so exited for your upcoming cookbook, you go girl!

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38 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 29, 2013

I can not wait for your cookbook and to try these! Seriously, they look amazing and I love the fact that they incorporate Sunwarrior.

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39 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 29, 2013

These look so fabulous! I love having granola bars on hand for quick snacks. I’ve never used protein powder before but will have to look into it!

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40 Jill August 29, 2013

I like the texture and colour of these. They seem more dry than the bars I’ve been making lately, so I’ll give these a shot. I need to replenish my freezer stock of energy bars so this is great timing :)

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41 Christine @ Gotta Eat Green August 29, 2013

Wow these are so simple yet they look so delicious! I love that they have some chocolate in them too.. chocolate makes everything better!

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42 Rajvinder Kaur August 29, 2013

I am probably going to make these over the weekend.

p.s- Just voted for you. Good luck!!!

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43 Angela August 29, 2013

Thank you, I appreciate it!

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44 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 29, 2013

I definitely need to try these! Yum!

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45 Elyse @ Lizzie Fit August 29, 2013

These look SO good! Like a little cookie :D I am patiently awaiting my unflavored Sunwarrior then I am giving these a go. I’m excited because the Vanilla sometimes leaves a tangy aftertaste. Hoping the plain is a little more neutral :)

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46 Kayli Schattner August 29, 2013

Cannot wait to try this!

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47 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 29, 2013

These bars look wonderful, Angela! I have a few recipes for nobake/vegan/GF granola bars that use dates, oats, rice cereal, and nut butter. Like you, I do prefer PB but SFSButter is a close second. Your bars are beautiful and look so dense and hearty! Just the way I like my bars. And adorable little roller!

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48 Alexis @ Hummusapien August 29, 2013

These look beyond incredible…especially with that yummy chocolate drizzle! I’m a huge fan of Sunwarrior and I think I have just enough on hand for these. Drool!!

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49 Sarah S. August 29, 2013

These are in my freezer right now and I am impatiently waiting to snack on them! Thanks for such an easy, delicious (I might have tested the batter…) recipe :)

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50 jack841 August 29, 2013

You got my vote girl! Cannot wait for your cookbook! :)

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51 Emily - It comes naturally August 29, 2013

Mmm..they look amazing. That will be better than the shop bought ones I have after the gym.

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52 Alisha @ Gluten Free Perspective August 29, 2013

This looks like the perfect breakfast for mornings on the run! I can’t wait to make these over the weekend and eat them with last of the summer peaches everyday next week.

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53 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 29, 2013

these look perfect!

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54 Emily @ Life on Food August 29, 2013

Oh I haven’t made granola bars in forever. It is still super hot where I am so I love that fact that these are no bake.

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55 Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) August 29, 2013

I made bars almost exactly the same as these earlier in the week, just used chia seeds as well, and coconut nectar instead of maple syrup. They were amazing.

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56 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 29, 2013

These look so beautiful Ange! I’ve been experimenting with making my own protein bars a lot lately and I think I’m nearly there with the recipe. Reading about your Glo Bar days reminded me of that time we met at the Oakville market – how crazy long ago was that!?!?!? I can’t believe how much has changed since then. :)

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57 Jessica August 29, 2013

These look delicious! I am so glad there is a recipe without dates in it! I will be recreating these on the weekend for sure!

Also, I totally agree about Stevia, I can’t have that or xylitol, both of them irritate my digestion something fierce, and I end up feeling like I have a hangover.

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58 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 29, 2013

I’m excited to try these, but I’m also super excited that two of your Glo Bar recipes will be in your cookbok – I always wanted to try them back in the day when you still had your bakery!

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59 Amy August 29, 2013

My goodness these look amazing! I’m going to be busy next week with your recipes! I’m making the quiche and now these! Can’t wait for the cookbook!

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60 Alexina August 29, 2013

Your chocolate-drizzling is like artwork haha

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61 Megan @ MegGoesNomNom August 29, 2013

I cannot wait for your cookbook!

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62 char eats greens August 29, 2013

Love these Ange! I’m totally gonna need these on my 14 hour day at school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s!!

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63 Suzanne @ hello, veggy! August 29, 2013

Perfect! I can use up that last bit of VEGA i have sitting in my pantry!

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64 Sonia August 29, 2013

Darling Angela,

I’ve been your loyal reader of OSG since past years but I’m very bad at leaving my footprints here. Though, I ALWAYS loved your recipes, pics and all stories. You’re such an inspiring and energetic woman! Tried your couple of recipes from here and found some of very delicious and keeper. Would love to buy your book for sure.

P.S. Just voted for you at VegNews from Australia :-) Good luck! xx

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65 Kelly August 29, 2013

These look and sound amazing!

xx
Kelly
sparklesandshoes.com

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66 Cherry Williams August 30, 2013

Looks incredibly yummy!

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67 Ali B August 30, 2013

Hey Angela – these look great! I’ve been wanting to make some protein bars of my own to avoid all the sugar in store-bought bars. But I usually like to get some kind of greens nutrition in my bars. Do you think I could add a greens powder to this? Maybe go half and half with the protein powder?

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68 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2013

Hmm I guess it would depend on the green powder and how strongly it tastes. :) If you like the taste of it then why not. I would probably add a small amount at a time though and taste as you go.

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69 Ali B August 30, 2013

Ok cool. Thank you so much! I CANNOT wait to try these and share them with people at work!

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70 Hi August 30, 2013

I can’t eat coconut and I’ve never been able to find a protein powder I’m not allergic to – is there any subs for those two ingredients? Could I use any other oil that isn’t too strongly flavoured?

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71 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2013

Im sure you could make them without protein powder – just add a bit more oat flour? The coconut oil is probably optional too – I only add it to the chocolate when it’s melting as it helps it spread out a bit easier.

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72 Tracy August 30, 2013

Thanks for the recipe Angela. I just bought a big bag of date sugar. Is there any way I could use this in the recipe instead of the maple syrup?

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73 Jennifer August 30, 2013

These look amazing! Wondering how long they hold up out of the freezer or should they be eaten while still frozen? Always on the lookout for new snacks to pop into hockey bags or school lunches!

Thanks :)

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74 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2013

Hey Jennifer, I haven’t tried them out of the freezer yet unfortunately. I expect they would be a tad delicate in a lunchbox. Let me know if you try it though!

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75 Melissa March 12, 2014

Jennifer, did you end up trying them out of the freezer? How did they hold up in the lunchbox?

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76 Stephanie L August 30, 2013

I wonder how these would be without the chocolate drizzle? I have to be in a mood to want chocolate so it would take forever to eat them if I covered them in chocolate. LOL Look delicious! I don’t care for the taste of stevia, no headaches or anything, just tastes strange. Looking forward to the cookbook! You and Chef Chloe make my vegan meals worthly of the masses. LOL

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77 Caitlin August 30, 2013

So these look awesome, but more importantly- I looked through the photos on this post and then ran into the kitchen and looked at the back of my hemp hearts and threw them in the fridge. Woops!! Ha. Thanks for that!

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78 nan @ lbddiaries August 30, 2013

I am officially in love. These look so delish. Can’t wait to try them. It’s nice to discover something we CAN eat for a change!

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79 Samantha Angela August 30, 2013

These look and sound totally delicious. I’m definitely pinning this one!

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80 Caroline August 30, 2013

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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81 Elaine August 30, 2013

Thank you so much for the Stevia comment. Both Stevia and Agave give me headaches and stomach issues. I use small amounts of dark maple syrup and/or sweet potatoes to sweeten my cooking and baking. No issues and with all the healthy fats and fibre, no blood sugar issues!

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82 Lori August 30, 2013

These look so good!! Do you have the nutrition facts for them?

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83 AmyJ August 30, 2013

These look amazing Angela!!! Can’t wait to try them….and to get my hands on your book as soon as it’s hot off the press!! :)

I like to use the Vega One (vanilla or chocolate) protein powder – have you ever tried using Vega in your recipes? Is there a reason that you prefer using the Sunwarrior protein powder?

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84 Lauren August 30, 2013

So easy and quick! I appreciated that I was able to make these out of my currently limited pantry. These reminded me a lot of peanut butter balls (PB + honey + dried milk) that I had as a child. Like some of the others who have posted, I don’t like/have protein powder, so instead I added some bean flour – yes, a bit beany, but I didn’t mind. And in place of rice crisp cereal I used puffed wheat – though next time I’ll try popped amaranth or quinoa – some sort of textural contrast makes these more interesting!

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85 Ashlee@HisnHers August 30, 2013

Yum I love how simple it is! mine will definitely not be as pretty because I’ll be using my hands to mash it down instead of a neat little roller ;-)

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86 Stacie August 30, 2013

Ohhhh….hearing you talk about your bakery makes me miss it and your blog post about it….and when you use to sell it at the farmers markets. Such good times and if it is meant to happen again it will. Speaking of Glo Bars–as if I didn’t need any reason to be ecstatic about your cookbook….now it will have Glo Bars too?!?! Pinch me–I think I am dreaming! Off to go sing from the rooftops (and this girl doesn’t sing) ;)

Wishing you and Eric the best…as always…you two deserve it!! Hope the day is treating you well :)

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87 Sunny August 30, 2013

Oof, totaled up it looks like there are over 11g of sugar per bar — that’s two to three times worse than most store-bought brands. I’m sure these taste great but they are a dessert item, I can’t believe you market them as healthy. Maple syrup isn’t better sugar, it’s still sugar.

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88 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 1, 2013

Hey Sunny,
I’m curious as to which brands are so low in sugar? I don’t recall seeing any less than 9 grams per bar and many are around 20 grams per bar. As I mentioned in my post, feel free to substitute stevia-sweetened protein powder and reduce the maple syrup accordingly. You could also reduce the sugar in these bars by omitting the chocolate. I personally don’t worry too much about occasional sugar grams because I know I eat a balanced diet most of the time.

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89 Luv What You Do August 30, 2013

I’d love to order a box of these to be shipped to my house : )

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90 Danielle August 30, 2013

These look great! Thank you for sharing! And YES, stevia+me= massive headache and stomach pain too. It’s a shame, seems like a dream sweetener otherwise although I heard it can cause infertility and birth defects…

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91 Marlene Keys August 31, 2013

Angela – as a recent vegan, I find my fridge has become over run with plastic bags filled with various nuts/seeds that I buy in bulk. I’d love to find some nice containers (ideally labelled) to tidy this up a bit. How do you manage it? Thank you!

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92 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections August 31, 2013

I love the idea of crushing up the oats & cereal to make it smooth! It must be so yummy!

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93 Marina August 31, 2013

Ok…I made these tonight and they are ridiculously good. You are amazing. I can’t wait for the cookbook.

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94 Kristen August 31, 2013

YUM! Can’t wait to try these!

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95 Anne September 1, 2013

Thanks for the delicious recipe! I made these last night and gave one to my husband this morning. I told him it was a homemade protein bar and he looked at me weird. I said “good?” and he said “too good to be a protein bar.” :-)

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96 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2013

Aww cute :)

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97 Sherry Tejada September 1, 2013

I cannot wait to make these!! I am always on the lookout for portable snacks! Cookbook – yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

Sherry Tejada

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98 DessertForTwo September 2, 2013

These sound great! I need to get some protein powder and I’m all set! Thanks :)

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99 Ellie Thomas September 2, 2013

Any refined Stevia (any version that is white) gives me a headache too. I have found the actual leaf simply ground into powder (still green) to have a nice earthy taste and to not cause headaches. Simply dry stevia leaf ground into powder.. It is great for teas and smoothies but I wouldn’t bake with it! Thanks for all your great work!

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100 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2013

Thanks for the tip Ellie!

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101 Chelsea @ BigBitesLittleBudget September 2, 2013

I absolutely hate buying protein bars, but they sure make a quick and easy snack. This recipe looks like the solution to my problem. Will be making them tonight as I prepare for my busy week!

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102 Lyn, aka the "food lover" Ashby September 5, 2013

I have to say that these bars look really good and I imagine they taste great too. It’s difficult to find that sometimes with protein bars because companies seem to focus on the protein over the taste. With homemade bars it’s so much easier to make something with great flavor at the same time. Thanks for the recipe.

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103 Elyse @ Lizzie Fit September 5, 2013

SO… I made these bars! They tasted pretty good but they didn’t turn out quite right. I think I added much more than a “splash” or almond milk because the mixture seemed really dry and they didn’t harden up in the freezer very well. This could be because I substituted brown rice syrup for the sweetener. Should I have stuck with the maple syrup or did I not stir enough? I want to give them another try :)

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104 Kirsti September 6, 2013

I made these bars a few days ago, using hemp protein powder, Nature’s Gate mesa sunrise cereal smashed into smaller pieces, and Naturally Nutty sunflower butter (which is absolutely heavenly). They are absolutely addicting! Thank you for this recipe! These bars are the perfect mid-morning snack!

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105 kimmythevegan September 8, 2013

These sound great! And so easy to make (although… less so if you’re making 500 of them haha ;p).
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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106 Kyla Gregory September 8, 2013

I am always skimming through your recipes and was currently looking for snacks to make for our upcoming flight. Although this recipe sounds amazing, I’m not sure how these would hold up with no refrigeration. But that is besides the point. I’ll make these at one point or another. What caught my eye was that you said Stevia gives you headaches. I purchased some ages ago and only use it in my coffee. I would quite often get this annoying/debilitating head pressure that would ruin my day as hard as I tried not to let it. I figured it was most likely the stevia but didn’t really research too deep into it. Why do you think it does this?

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107 Barbara September 9, 2013

These are amazing!! I could eat the whole batch of them in one sitting!!!
Thank you!!!

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108 Heather September 10, 2013

THESE ARE AWESOME!!!!!!! Everyone loved them:))) Thanks for sharing!

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109 Sarah September 10, 2013

These are amazing! I didnt have any protein powder so I just grinded up 1/2 cup hemp seeds in my food processor instead. I know its not as much protein but its enough for me! Also instead of drizzling the chocolate, I used cocoa nibs and just mixed them right in! Less sugar that way too :) Keep the fantastic recipes coming!

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110 Cindy September 14, 2013

Just made these tonight. They were a hit with everyone in the house, the vegans, 15 yrs old with celiacs and the husband!

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111 Saran F September 21, 2013

I made these yesterday and they are so yummy – I didnt have any chocolate on hand so I used1/4 cup of Cacao Nibs – most of my rice crisps just wilted down and didnt do anything for the texture… but the Cacao makes them slightly crunchy!! loved the little crunch in it.

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112 Bridy September 21, 2013

I can’t wait to make these!
I am also glad I am not the only one who doesn’t like Stevia. Thank you for this non-Stevia recipe!

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113 TeeLin September 24, 2013

Love this and can’t wait to make it! Do you happen to know the nutrition facts on this, specifically the calories and protein per bar? Thanks!

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114 Cass September 27, 2013

Wow, these are amazing. I’m not a vegan by any means, but these are practically enough to convince a girl! As a university student, these are perfect to take to class! Thanks!

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115 Jemima September 29, 2013

I made these over the weekend. So amazing!!!

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116 Sarah October 1, 2013

These are amazing!

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117 Brynn October 4, 2013

Love love love these!! Just made my second batch. The only problem is they’re hard to resist!

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118 Caryn October 6, 2013

I found this recipe when I was looking for something to do with some awful, chalky unflavored protein powder my husband accidentally got online. I used crunchy almond butter. These were amazing and wonderful! Now my husband wants to order awful, chalky unflavored protein powder on purpose so I can make these protein bars all the time! Thanks Angela!

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119 dawn weber October 6, 2013

These look amazing and we love the plain Sun Warrior Protein Powder in our family!! Most of us are seriously allergic to nuts and peanuts, making it hard to find a decent bar or recipe – especially for my son who is a high school athlete in need of some ‘grab n’ go’ nutrition!! Would you be able to recommend a good substitute for the peanut butter/nut ingredient? Any other recommendations you may have on appropriate protein bars and recipes for our family would be awesome. Thanks so much for doing what you do – the photos are mouthwatering! Dawn

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120 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2013

Hey Dawn, you might be able to sub sunflower seed butter (like sunbutter brand)?

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121 Michelle October 15, 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE!!! I have to make them twice a week my husband and I gobble them up! I haven’t bought protein bars since, and I know that I won’t be in the future either!

Thanks!

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122 Melissa October 17, 2013

OH whoops, I didn’t read the recipe fully as I was cooking with a 3 year old and on damage control so I just threw the melted coconut/chocolate mixture into the mix instead of drizzling it…I thought the mix seemed a bit wet, but I thought it was because I left out the protein powder and put an extra half cup of oat flour instead…meanwhile, it’s because I didn’t follow the recipe! Anyway, they are freezing now…let’s see what happens…they are more like a chocolate bar, but still very tasty!

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123 Anita October 25, 2013

These look so amazing….but could I put them into a lunch-pack when going hiking? Does anyone know what happens to them when they have thawed? Am I going to end up with a gooey mush or would it hold its form at least a little bit? Thanks! :)

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124 Kelly October 26, 2013

Is there a substitute for the nut and seed butter? I can’t have either (or any dairy products). Could you just increase the amount of coconut oil?

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125 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 28, 2013

Hi Kelly, Maybe pitted processed dates? and then decrease the amount of maple syrup as needed. I don’t know of a sub off the top of my head, but I will give it some more thought!

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126 deborah October 31, 2013

These are a perfect snack for hungry teenagers! They are easy and yummy! Thank you!

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127 Audrey October 31, 2013

Can pumpkin puree, unsweetened applesauce, or yogurt be substituted for coconut oil? I’m determined to make these today to celebrate the halfway point in midterms (and get me through two more), but those are the only things I have for fat, and I’m out of oil and butter. More peanut butter?

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128 Audrey November 4, 2013

I ended up making these sans drizzle, and they still get a 5/5 rating! I used what I had on hand, so I used vanilla almond whey protein powder instead of unflavored vegan protein powder, and just scaled down the vanilla extract, and PB2 instead of peanut butter, which scaled down the sweetness as I normally buy JIF. It was perfect, but next time I’ll try following the recipe exactly :)

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129 Devra November 5, 2013

You’ve done it again! These protein bars are ssooooo good! I made them into balls, because I ran out of parchment paper. You are a real wizard with putting good things together and making them better as a combined new treat. Thank you. I will continue to share your website as a Go-To site for healthy vegan DF, GF etc.

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130 hpl November 14, 2013

what are the calories per bar as i cant find any mention of it? Thanks :)

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131 Kati November 14, 2013

These are so easy and fun. i added unsweetened coconut flakes in mine and they were great! Thanks for this delicious recpie

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132 Elizabeth November 16, 2013

Hi Angela,
I just wanted to thank you for posting this recipe! I have been making these on a regular basis and I love them. I changed it up a little and added chia seeds and cacao nibs (instead of the chips and coconut oil on top). I also used less maple syrup b/c I couldn’t find natural sun warrior protein, only vanilla. Your tip about adding some non-dairy milk worked perfectly.

Thanks again for all of you great recipes!! I have tried so many and everything has been awesome.

Al the best!!

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133 Sara November 21, 2013

I am going to make these tonight, I am so excited to finally have an easy and healthy breakfast! I’ve been stuck in a rut with breakfast even though its my favorite meal, so thank you thank you thank you!! <3

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134 Lindsay December 4, 2013

Hi there, I absolutely love your blog! Can you tell me which camera and lens you are using to take your photographs!? They are beautiful! :)

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135 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013

Hey Lindsay, Aw thanks! You can find all my photography info on my FAQ page: http://ohsheglows.com/faqs/

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136 Jillian December 13, 2013

Hi Angela!
I was wondering if you could tell me how roughly how many bars you cut this up into for the calorie content. I saw the nutritional info but I do not have a scale! Thanks!

Jillian

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137 Danielle Parmar December 15, 2013

LOVE this recipe. I was getting really tired of buying Cliff Builder Bars for $3.50 a pop, and all of the added sugars/calories that went along with them. Then I came across your recipe. I was looking for a bit more protein per bar for after workouts however, so I used 1 3/4 cups of vegan protein powder and 1/4 cup of oat flour to get 17g of protein/bar! I was worried they wouldn’t work out as well as yours because of the all the powder, but they were amazingly good. Much cheaper and taste way better than store bought bars. Thank you so much!

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138 Danielle Parmar December 15, 2013

I should also note that the calories per bar of the high protein bars that I made were 180 per bar vs. the store bought 270 per bar (when I plugged 12 bars worth of ingredients into my calorie counter). So all the better :)

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139 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 15, 2013

Great thanks Danielle!

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140 Kate January 2, 2014

Hi Angela,
My transition is going really well! I have a quick question about these bars: hypothetically, if one had all of the ingredients except the protein powder in the middle of a snow storm….would the bars still come together?

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141 Christine January 3, 2014

Thank you for the recipe- these bars were delicious! I substituted organic agave for the maple syrup and added some flaxseed. And they were just perfect!

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142 Marie January 15, 2014

Amazing, sub rice crips for roasted seed mix. Best bar iv EVER MADE and iv been trying lots of new ones. Thank you for sharing : )

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143 Carla January 16, 2014

I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I’ve made these two times now only with a minor tweak. I knew I wouldn’t eat the rest of the rice cereal after using it in the recipe, so I subbed the cereal with chopped almonds once and unsweetened dried grated coconut another time. Both were delicious! Though I think the coconut version held together a little better.

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144 Debbie February 27, 2014

YUMMY Carla! I’ll have to try the coconut in them the next time I make them. =)

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145 Ali Goggs January 27, 2014

These are FABULOUS. My first recipe from your blog, and it definitely won’t be the last! Thank you :)

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146 Sunfood Junkies January 30, 2014

Eating my second helping of this right now. SO DELISHEOUS!!

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147 juli February 16, 2014

I like your recipes very much! I’ve a question concerning your peanut butter: in germany, there are two different words for peanut butter. ‘Erdnussmus’ is just ground peanuts with a bit of salt and no other ingredients; ‘Erdnussbutter’ contains ground peanuts with vegetable oil, salt and sugar… Which one do you use?? Best wishes Form germany!!

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148 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 17, 2014

Hey Juli, I usually use Erdnussmus :) Thanks for teaching me something today!

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149 Mandy February 18, 2014

Awesome!!! I am making these with vegan chocolate shakeology and they smell amazing!!

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150 Vincent February 19, 2014

What a yummy recipe. My mouth is watering as I read this. I can’t wait to get to the kitchen and start making this bar.

Thanks

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151 lzyll February 23, 2014

Just tried this recipe today. Love it!!!
How do I figure out the protein grams & calories?

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152 Nadia February 25, 2014

OH MY GOODNESS I JUST MADE THESE! And I’m in love. I was looking for an easy protein bar recipe because I had never made any and this was it. So happy! Thanks!

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153 Debbie February 27, 2014

I’ve made these a couple times now and we just love them! They taste so much like a peanut butter cup. I only had vanilla flavored protein powder but that didn’t seem to make a difference. The recipe is easy and these are great to have in the freezer ready to grab and run out the door. I found the amount of melted chocolate is just enough to cover the top of the bars before cutting them if you choose not to drizzle. YUM-O
Thanks for sharing!

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154 Ycats March 1, 2014

I made these last week – they are wonderful! I’ve been looking for something to munch on before or after the gym, especially when I’m in a rush or don’t want to eat anything too heavy. I used half extra crunchy peanut butter and half almond butter with unflavoured protein powder. These will be my go-to protein boost/snack now, and I love the fact you don’t have to bake them plus being frozen, they will last well! The only down side is attempting American measurements, but luckily I have a trusty jug that has ‘cups’ on it ;)

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155 cheryl March 1, 2014

These are delicious. We are in love….maybe too good if that is possible. My 3-year old loves them!

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156 Melissa March 10, 2014

Hi! Looking forward to making these! How well do they hold up outside of the freezer? Do they get soft? Thank you!

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157 Debbie March 11, 2014

I’ve been looking for such a recipe as this it sounds great. I can’t wait to try it. I too get a headache from stevia. The headache comes on immediately.

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158 Ella March 22, 2014

I will be trying these. May I ask, is there a way to raise the protein in these?

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159 Jennifer March 28, 2014

I hope your having a great Friday! I just stumbled upon your blog this morning and am in love! I was wondering if you have any idea how long these bars would stay good if not frozen. I’m trying to find a good protein bar recipe to make and send overseas to my man. These sound delicicious and sound as though they would last but just wanted to see what your experience on leaving them out has been.

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160 jessica March 30, 2014

Is there an alternative to coconut oil? I know it’s really healthy but I’m allergic to it( weird, right?). Maybe canola?

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161 Lauren Pacek April 17, 2014

Just went vegan… Again. Gets easier every time. I just made these and had to give one a try (a little before freezing all the way). Yummy and super easy. I sprinkled some coconut on top, too.

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162 Lauren Pacek April 17, 2014

Jessica,

I ran out of coconut oil so I used safflower oil instead. It worked fine. It’s just to help make the chocolate thinner.

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163 Christopher April 18, 2014

I came across these bars last night. I just had to try then! They are so delicious. I’ve actually never tasted a bar like it. Although I wasn’t sure if a 1/2 cup was literally a small tea cup or if it was like half a mug. Anyways, absolutely brilliant!

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164 Sarah April 26, 2014

Made the bars (but a not vegan version since I’m not vegan), fell in love (with some help of the green monsters prior to making this) and just had to order your cookbook!!! Greetings from Germany! :)

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165 Cheri May 12, 2014

I made these over the weekend and my non-vegan completely skeptical about everything boyfriend at almost the whole lot. I got two of them. They are amazing. Mine didn’t quite set up firm, they were very soft, but delicious nonetheless. Maybe I should try more oat flour…

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166 Tammy May 23, 2014

Hi Angela,

This recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to make them! How long do they typically keep for? Would you recommend freezing them?

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167 Dan May 26, 2014

do you know approximately how many grams of fat and how many grams of protein are in each bar?

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168 Silvia Z.l. June 9, 2014

I was looking for a no-bake protein bar recipe where I could use rice protein powder and I found yours. Let me tell you, I made it right away, I used some crushed almonds + some pine nuts instead that the cereals and they turned out perfect, with some crunch inside :)
It’s the first time I am really happy with the result using an all-natural, unsweetened protein powder so THANK YOU :D

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169 cindi June 10, 2014

These are so freaking good. Best no bake protein bar i’ve tried so far!

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170 alexandria June 19, 2014

Hi, really looking to making these although I was wondering could i use coconut flour instead of the oat flour? and how much would you say i should use, 1.5 cups still?

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171 may July 1, 2014

I am new to baking but would love to try this as had spend so much on buying bars… would love to make fresh ones.

1. In order to blend the gluten-free rolled oats to flour, which machine do you recommend? (Blendtec / Vitamix / other reliable brands)?

2. Was thinking to put “Lemon & Yogurt” paste on top of the bars for finishing, instead of the chocolate drizzle. Do u think its a good idea?

3. Do you know how to make the “Lemon & Yogurt” topping?

Thanks alot for your sharing.

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172 Akilah July 22, 2014

Ever since I first made these two weeks ago, I have made 3 more batches so that we are never without them. THEY ARE AMAZING, and especially great for this heatwave! I didn’t have enough oats the first time, so I threw in a half cup of raw buckwheat groats to blend into flour. Also didn’t have rice crispies so I crunched up some raisin bran and tossed in some extra raisins. I liked it so much I have done it this way ever since. This is such a delicious and versatile recipe, much Gratitude to you!

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173 Sharleen July 24, 2014

Did you mention how much protein is in about each bar? Tried these today and they are yummy! I’m preggo so i’m trying to keep track of my protein intake (;

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174 Lisa July 26, 2014

These protein bars are amazing! The store bought bars are chalky and have a weird aftertaste. The taste and texture of these bars were outstanding. I highly recommend this recipe and I will definitely make it again.
Thank you for posting…
Lisa

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175 Charles August 6, 2014

They taste great, but very sticky when out of the freezer. Did I do something wrong? I hope I can adjust for next time. Thanks!

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176 Dianna August 19, 2014
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We love these bars! I have made them many, many times with several variations. My go-to version is to substitute chopped nuts for the rice crisps (which I never have on-hand) and raisins for the chocolate (I know but I am allergic to chocolate). Delicious and adaptable!

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177 Elizabeth August 25, 2014
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Dang it! I made these. The flavor was yummy on the layer, but my crust did NOT turn out well at all. I used coconut flour because I thought the taste would be yummy, but it fell apart. I definitely think that waaaaay more liquid is needed on the crust. I cant wait to try these out again now that I see where I failed. LOL.

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178 Kim August 25, 2014
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I use Vegan Smart chocolate protein and my friends, kids and husband LOVE these!

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179 Jennifer August 27, 2014
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These are fantastic snack bars! I made them with almond meal instead of protein powder and they turned out really well.

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180 Beth September 4, 2014
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These protein bars met all the criteria: easy, vegan, kid-friendly and yummy!

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181 robertawolf September 4, 2014
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Just made a batch of these — wow! Husband took a bite and said, “these can’t be healthy. and they certainly aren’t going to last.” Love them and will make them regularly. Thank you for sharing.

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182 Jennifer September 9, 2014

HI! These look awesome! I just wanted to say, as the parent of a kid with food allergies, that if you use coconut oil, these bars are not nut free! Please don’t label them as nut free! Coconut is a tree nut, according to (biology, as well as) the FDA. Giving coconut to a child with tree nut allergies can be very dangerous, and many, many children have coconut allergies and rely on “nut free” designations just as all kids with nut allergies. Just FYI.

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183 Rama September 14, 2014

Hi,
Would soy protein powder work for this recipe?
thanks in advance!

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184 Elise September 19, 2014

This recipe is exactly what I’ve been looking for! My picky eater needs a “junk free” bar for fuel after running club in the morning and I can’t wait to give this a try. Do you have any suggestions to reduce the sugar? It’s not overly high but my daughter is sensitive to it – I don’t like fake stuff either. Thanks for all the yummy recipes.

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185 Angelica September 25, 2014

Hello, I’m very interested on trying this recipe- I’ll actually make them today. I would like to ask you if you would know the protein amount of these bars? I will make them into balls-I’m going to give them to my girls as a healthy snack. :)

Thank you very much for sharing this recipe!
Angelica :)

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186 Stephanie October 2, 2014

LOVE IT!! Great recipe and super excited that its nut free. As I try to lose weight,eat clean and cook as much as possible with whole proteins.. I’m struggling with finding peanut-free recipes.

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187 Kelly October 6, 2014

Wow! I’ve been meaning to make this for a while now, and all I can say is, “What took me so long?!” They are delicious. I used just half the maple syrup to make them even more low glycemic and made up the liquid with organic rice milk and some melted coconut oil. I also added the chips directly into the mixture, mostly because I’m lazy, but sometimes lazy pays off. I would do the same again. Thanks, Angela for all of your hard work to create delicious yet healthy recipes. Your blog and cookbook have been an incredible resource as I’ve made some wonderful lifestyle changes that are empowering my entire family to live a lifetime of good health.

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188 Sharon October 30, 2014

Hello these look yummy.
I want to try making them this weekend.
I am wondering if I could substitute the Maple Syrup for Prune juice?
Or would a juice not be thick enough?

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189 Roxanne November 14, 2014
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These are in the freezer as I type this :) When mixing I “had” to lick the “batter” off my finger and holy crap! SO good!!! So good, in fact, it got me wondering the calorie count ;) I used the peanut butter method (it’s my favourite) and I was wondering if you’ve worked out a nutritional/calorie count by chance? I thought I would ask before breaking down all the math myself :p Thank you for the recipe, and info if you have, beautiful lady.

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190 Roxanne November 14, 2014

NVM!! I just saw the link on the bottom… you rock!! :D

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191 Catherine November 15, 2014

Do you have an estimate of how many calories there are per bar? Thanks!

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192 Angy December 12, 2014
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Just wanted to let you know that I live in Israel where we don’t have rice crisp cereal. I just made it without that and it came out amazing! Thanks so much!!

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193 Ginny December 31, 2014

Hi Angela,
Thanks for sharing, these are far and away the best I’ve made yet! I was wondering about the nutrition info–they say that 42 g is 190 calories or so but when I cut the dough into 12 bars ( the serving size) they are was smaller than 42g. Is each bar meant to be 190 calories, when the dough is cut into 12 bars?

Thanks!

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194 Samantha January 18, 2015
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I love this recipe, it’s so quick and easy to make, easy to remember, and absolutely scrumptious! I like my protein bars to have a bit more protein, so I thought I’d comment with my modifications in case anyone else wants to change the macros too:
1. Decrease the oats to 1.25 cups
2. Increase the protein powder to 3/4 cup (in other words I exchanged 1/4 cup oats for 1/4 cup protein powder)
3. Substitute rice puffs for a higher protein puffed cereal, I use a combination of millet and amaranth
4. Add a milk/milk substitute that contains a good amount of protein to achieve the right consistency, I think protein powder has a drying effect, so more will be needed than in the original recipe. The first time I needed 75ml, the second time it was about 60ml. I use (lactose free) dairy milk as I am not a vegan. Soy milk or protein-fortified rice milk are other alternatives. Just note that almond milk and non-protein fortified rice milk are extremely LOW in protein so will not add to the protein content.

Based on these modifications, I tend to get bars with around 11g protein, 22g carbs, 7g fat. I have rounded these figures and they will vary depending on ingredients and quantities used and whether you add the chocolate topping (I do). You’d get even more protein if you went with a full cup of protein powder (and therefore 1 cup oats) but I’m wary of mucking around with the recipe too much.

Enjoy!

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195 Bethany January 24, 2015
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Someone gave me one of these today, without the drizzle. So amazing. Taste and texture just like a Butterfinger candy bar!

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196 Carla January 27, 2015

I just made these…they are unreal! So good! thank you! :)

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197 NANCY February 5, 2015

These are seriously delicious! I added Maca powder along with the protein powder. and I omitted the chocolate. Iv been making them non-stop and I have them every morning. LOVE!!

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198 Nicole February 19, 2015
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I have been searching for a good protein bar and this one is amazing! I used a mix of all three nut butters. My kids gave them 2 thumbs up! Thank you!

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199 Rebecca March 8, 2015

These bars are awesome! Seriously so good. I found them a bit too sweet the first time I made them (but I used honey instead of maple syrup), so the second time I put in 1/3 cup honey and a bit more milk. Also didn’t use coconut oil with the chocolate and it still turned out great!

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200 Sarah April 15, 2015

Do these bars have to be eaten straight out of the freezer? I made these before and loved them, but was wanting to make some to take on our flight tomorrow. Are they ok when thawed or should they be eaten frozen?

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201 MaryFan April 19, 2015
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Great protein bars! They taste great and were easy to make. I used the recipe as written with the change of adding the mini chips to the mixture instead of melting them, and doubled the recipe. I thought it might be less messy to eat. It took a fair amount of work to do the mixing although I warmed the peanut butter up to soften it a bit. Once they set in the freezer they cut beautifully. I will make them often.

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202 Melissa April 20, 2015

Can you use a different type of oil? I am allergic to coconut :P

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203 Cassie April 24, 2015

Thanks for showing nutritional info! This looks like an awesome recipe!

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204 Jessica April 28, 2015
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I made these for my husband after reading the ingredients in his morning power bars. We love meat, gluten, and dairy, so I was concerned vegan and gluten free wouldn’t be delicious, but they turned out great and he likes them so much I have been cutting them into six giant bars. I bought the vegan Sun warrior protein as well and it seems higher quality and healthier than a lot of the whey ones. Thanks!

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205 Susan Shauf April 29, 2015

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206 Sarah May 10, 2015

I tried these once when the recipe first came out and had disappointing results. Today I tried them with Cookies ‘n’ Creme Plant Fusion, halving the maple syrup and making up for it with almond milk. Very tasty!

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207 Fiona May 15, 2015
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These are amazing. So easy to make and very tasty

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208 Scott williams May 18, 2015

How much protein is in each bar? I’m into bodybuilding and it’s hard to find a gluten free protein bar that’s not too expensive so really need to look into making my own with at least 20g of protein per bar

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209 Karin Martinez May 29, 2015

I bought your book (love it by the way!) and tried to make glo bars yesterday. I made a double batch and subbed maple syrup instead of the rice syrup. They taste delicious, but I ended up with a crumbly mess. I don’t have a pastry roller, so I pressed this double batch into a large baking sheet using wax paper and a rolling pin. Was it not lacked enough? Is maple syrup not sticky enough? Advice on substitutions that work and don’t work would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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210 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 5, 2015

Hi Karin,

The brown rice syrup is what holds it all together. I have yet to find a substitute that gives a similar flavour.

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211 Dottie Ricketson June 2, 2015
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OMG – Reese’s has nothing on these – can you say peanut butter cup? That’s what these bars taste like with the added goodness of rice crunch – very decadent and yummy but seems more like a candy treat than a protein bar! I did skip the protein powder and added a little extra flour – worth making for a special treat!!!

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212 Christine June 6, 2015

Do you think I could sub out hemp seeds for the protein powder or just leave it out and add more of the other ingredients? I don’t have any protein powder on hand and I am not crazy about the stuff. Thanks!! Btw, love love love your blog and your book!

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213 Beth June 7, 2015

These sound delicious! I’m always looking for a quick and healthy protein pick-me-up that doesn’t have all the added stuff of commercial protein bars! I can’t wait to try them! I only lack one of the ingredients!

Beth

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214 Beverly June 20, 2015

I am headed to the store if you want me to get the ingredient for you.

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215 Roz July 10, 2015
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Hi Angela
These are delicious but do you have any suggestions for using less syrup? I have lost some of my sweet tooth but adore peanut butter and chocolate! Just want to make certain they stay together without maple syrup binding them. Thanks for all your recipes – they have helped me convince my husband of vegan food!

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216 Alyssa July 17, 2015
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So I made this recipe last night…and OHMYGOODNESS!!!! I absolutely love it! I didn’t have all of the ingredients it called for, so I improvised a lot. I tried to stay as true to the recipe as possible ……but wow, is it good!

In hopes that they may be helpful to other cooks out there, I though I should share…

Instead of oats, I used oat bran
Instead of maple syrup I used 3 boiled down dates and a banana (for sweetness)
I used Peanut butter (usually I would use almond butter, but again, I didn’t have any)
and instead of crisped rice (or nuts as I see some viewers have used) I used a 1/4 cup of chia seeds and 1/4 cup of flaxseeds.
i put a teaspoon and half of cinnamon in it (I try and out cinnamon in as many things as possible)
Oh and for the best part- (heehee) the chocolate!!! I didn’t have any chocolate chips left ( I also use Enjoy Life) I used 4 tablespoons of organic, unsweetened cocoa powder and about 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil

I hope this helps someone that may have been looking for some!!

Enjoy!

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217 Essie Thompson August 3, 2015

Just made these, they taste AMAZING!!! Used almond butter that I quickly whizzed up before starting the recipe, felt like it added a little homemade touch, and I have to say, the combo tastes great.thank you so much for this fab breakfast treat!!! Xx

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218 Liz August 6, 2015

I’ve been looking for a protein bar recipe and most say not to use whey protein…will this one work with whey protein?
thanks

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219 Sidna August 8, 2015

Hi there.

I need help!

Made the classic glo bar today and followed the recipe. However, after taking them out of the freezer and cutting them, the bars aren’t crunchy and when I started to cut, they disintegrated! Suggestions? They were in the freezer for 25 minutes or so! Can you please help!

Thanks,
Sidna

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220 Kimbo August 18, 2015

I’ve made these SEVERAL times now and everytime they are a HIT!! I do add a few things, such as Pumpkin, Chia, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pistachio’s, pecans and almonds. I use organic Almond butter, real/organic Maple syrup and Multigrain puffs, (brown rice, buckwheat and millet (“Simple Treasures!”) vegan protein powder. This is all made in a food processor. I melt vegan chocolate chips

One of my better recipes, I’ve found, that “Oh She Glows!”

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221 madison August 25, 2015

Do you know if I could use coconut flour instead of oat and what the ratio of would be I don’t have oats on hand and can’t wait to try these. Thanks

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222 Karen Arneson August 29, 2015
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Oh so good! Wondering how many grams of fat and calories each bar has? I could eat all of them in one sitting, but without knowing fat and calories, I know better.

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223 Ellie lens September 2, 2015
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Hey!
I loved this recipe and I’m probably gonna make them tmr, tho they’re probably not gonna turn out as good as urs :D
You are a major role model to me and the way u overcame ur eating disorder is truly inspiring. I’m struggling with one as well and I’m hoping to get better…. Keep up the amazing work :* ily (lmao that’s cheesy xD)

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224 Jacqueline Kaye September 3, 2015
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I have to tell you these are amazing. I have only made a couple of things from your site so far I didn’t realize vegan recipes could actually be relatively ways and not call for a hundred million ingredients that aren’t beans and ancient grains.
I love this, I gave one to a friend and she wants the recipe. Normally I’m the cool who doesn’t like to cook but this and the green goddess dressing I made from you and the granola and pumpkin gingerbread smoothie… These recipes do nothing short of changing my life. My whole view of the world is different, my moods and emotions are more stable and my energy levels are not all over the place. I previously ate protein bars in the day with chemicals and had a large salad at night. My energy levels were horrible and my moods and anxiety was all over the place. You’re an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your recipes.
Jackie

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225 Barb September 3, 2015

Glad to hear someone else discerns the strange taste of stevia, I find honey or date honey are the only sweets I can accept the tase of as sugar substitutes. I can’t understand the missing taste buds of the masses who can use sugar substitutes.

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226 Carolyn September 6, 2015

OMG OMG OMG! just made these today…but I mad into balls and added mini chips. OMG OMG OMG I already ate THREE!!! These will NOT last the night!

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227 Sherry September 17, 2015
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These protein bars are beyond amazing! We’re doing a 28 day Detox and I was looking for a wholesome snack and came across these. My husband said that I must have made them wrong…. because they were so delicious! Thank you for saving our tastebuds!

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228 Bonnie Hamilton October 1, 2015

I have your “Oh She Glows” cookbook and have been wanting to make your original glo bars. I wasn’t sure what you meant my rice crisp cereal. The only thing I could think of was Rice Krispies, but I was surprised that you would use something so unhealthy in your glo bars. Is that really what you use? What can I use instead? It seems like Rice Krispies are mostly sugar with no nutritional value.

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229 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 4, 2015

Hi Bonnie,

I use brown rice crisps, Nature’s Path and Whole Foods 365 are brands that I’ve used in the past.

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230 Justin October 27, 2015

Any idea on a general price range for a batch of these protein bars? I know it is tough to guesstimate due to buying a lot of these ingredients in bulk.

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231 Highland Fashionista November 2, 2015

I just made a batch of these for the first time, and they are SPECTACULAR. I have been avoiding protein bars like the plague because of all the preservatives and processed foods that are in them, but this recipe is easy and everything in it is a recognisable food item! I used pea protein for the protein powder, peanut butter, and agave nectar for sweetener. 85% cocoa dark chocolate for the drizzle. AMAZING.

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232 Claudia January 10, 2016

Can you please tell me the nutrition of this recipe? Thanks so much!

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233 Carrie Young January 26, 2016

Yummy! But way too much sweetener. I need to limit sugars (even natural ones), so I started out the recipe with half of the recommended maple syrup (1/4 cup) and was shocked that it was still so sweet. Will be using even less though. Still a great recipe and thank you!

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234 Stephanie February 9, 2016

Omg these are amazing! I was looking for a nut free bar to send my littles to school with and these are perfect I’ve never tried sunflower seed butter before. It’s Delish! Thanks for the recipe this is a keeper. Adding hemp seeds to the next batch :)

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235 Jasmin February 22, 2016
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amazing! Best homemade protein bars I have ever had. Thanks so much for the recipe. I have tried hundreds of recipes, and this is by far the best!

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236 Angela Liddon February 22, 2016

Hi Jasmin, I’m so glad to hear you like the recipe! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. :)

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237 Olivianne March 4, 2016
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I’ve been looking for a good protein bar recipe and this one checks all the boxes! Amazingly easy to prepare (unlike other baked protein bars that end up crumbling when you take them out of the pan). Aside from the protein powder, every other ingredient in this recipe is relatively inexpensive–and the recipe itself yields a TON. I’ve been recommending this recipe to literally everyone this week :)

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238 Angela Liddon March 4, 2016

Hi Olivianne, I’m so glad to hear you like the recipe! Thanks for sharing the love. :)

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239 Molly March 31, 2016
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How many gRams of protein per bar. I didn’t see macros listed…. Thanks!!!!

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240 Angela Liddon March 31, 2016

Hi Molly! I haven’t calculated that information myself, but if you head over to NutritionData.com or CalorieCount.com, they should be able to give you a quick breakdown of the recipe’s nutritional info. Hope this helps!

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241 Amanda Collins April 4, 2016
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I just made these this weekend, thinking they would be for me during our Sunday hike. However, my VERY picky 10-year-old LOVED them! I added chocolate chips in the bars themselves, and he said it was delicious. Also filled us both up for our four-mile hike. :-)

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242 Renzo April 12, 2016
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What can be substituted for protein powder?
Hemp hearts, perhaps?

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243 Megg April 21, 2016
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Just made these and they were a total hit with my family thanks for the recipe!
These are way more cost efficient and more environmentally friendly than buying packaged ones

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244 Angela Liddon April 21, 2016

So glad to hear they were a hit, Megg!

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245 Kwin Fernando May 17, 2016

Awesome bars, my family loves the taste as what’s better is that I know exactly what is in it and I didn’t break the bank making them,all cleaned up within an hour.

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246 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

So glad the bars are a hit, Kwin!

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247 Sebastian Bank Jørgensen May 25, 2016

I made these, and while the taste is awesome, I simply cannot get the consistency right; straight from the freezer they are too hard, and after a short while in the refrigerator they just become sticky mush? I pretty much followed the recipe (except I had to convert into grams), so I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me what I might have done wrong!

Regards,
Sebastian.

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248 Angela Liddon June 1, 2016

Hey Sebastian, I would recommend letting them sit for a few minutes on the counter after freezing. It’s been a while since I made them, but I think that’s how I enjoyed the texture the most.

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249 Casey Watson July 2, 2016

Hi! These look delicious. Do you know the counts for calories, protein and fat in each bar?

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250 Angela Liddon July 12, 2016

Hi Casey! I’ve shared the nutritional information here. :)

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251 Gabrielle July 25, 2016
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I made these yesterday and they are delicious! I didn’t have quite a 1/2 cup of puffed quinoa, so I rounded them out with chopped peanuts. I used a vanilla protein and forgot to use less maple syrup so on tasting the ‘dough’ it was too sweet for me. I added a bit more salt and chopped tart cherries to balance this out, which did the trick. I’m sure the 85% dark chocolate I drizzled on top helped too! Yum. :)

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252 Angela Liddon July 25, 2016

So glad you ended up enjoying them, Gabrielle!! Tart cherries sound like a great addition, and I’m sure they did a wonderful job balancing out the extra bit of sweetness. Thanks for sharing!

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