Snacks & Appetizers

No Bake 5 Ingredients Protein Snack Bar | How To Make A Homemade Protein Snack Bar

If I had realised earlier that making a snack bar at home is so downright easy and quick to make, I would have never ever bought it from a store. Not only are decent store-bought protein bars a bit expensive, but one also cannot predict what exactly in it. So, making this incredibly delicious, no bake, made from only 5 easily available ingredients is the right way to go. You can also make it in large batches and store for around a week if you eat protein bars on a daily basis

In this No Bake 5 Ingredients Protein Snack Bar recipe, only 5 raw, nutritionally dense and wholesome ingredients are used. Also, a lot of people add whey protein powder in their bars, so if that is something that sounds good to you, go ahead and customize the recipe and make it your own. 🙂

I personally don’t like sticky bars, so I’ve not added a dollop of honey and nut butter. And because of this, these bars get a tiny bit crumbly at room temperature but they hold up pretty well in the fridge. You can add more honey or nut butter if you feel that your ingredients are not holding up nicely.


  • 1 cup dry roasted nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts
  • 1 cup dry roasted rolled oats
  • 1⁄3 cup peanut butter
  • 1⁄4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. In a pan, dry roast nuts of your choice on low to medium heat fro 5-10 minutes. In this recipe almonds, cashews and walnuts are used.
  2. Keep the nuts aside and dry roast rolled oats on low to medium heat until they turn light brown.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add roasted nuts, roasted oats, peanut butter, honey and chia seeds. Mix everything well.
  4. Grease a flat plate or tray with coconut oil/ ghee/ butter or lay a parchment or butter paper and mould the mixture into a thick flat rectangle. 
  5. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours or overnight. In a morning, cut into even rectangular bars.


  1. If your mixture becomes too sticky, add more oats. If it’s dry and doesn’t stick together, add more honey or peanut butter depending on how sweet you want it to be.
  2. This recipe is very versatile and customizable. Like I added a couple of raisins last minute as I like the extra sweetness and texture they provide. Go ahead and add any other dried fruit like figs, berries etc. of your choice and preference.

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