2015 just like every year brings in crowds of people looking to kick their lifestyle back into shape and although I hope those who really put the effort forth succeed in that, it’s just not for me. I’ve used that as a New Year’s resolution all too many times to come up extremely short of the finish line and have learned my lesson. I love eating whatever I want, whenever I want. However, I always try to throw in some healthy recipes and treats from time to time to keep my body guessing.

Below you will find 4 of my favorite Homemade Protein Bar Recipes that I enjoy making, eating, and savoring every last bite of throughout each year. I’ve found them to work great for when I’m running late for work, it’s too cold to go outside to get lunch, or just as an any time of the day treat/snack. So without further ado, here are my 4 favorite homemade protein bar recipes.

My 4 Favorite Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Fudge Brownie Chocolate Protein Bars

This is probably my favorite one out of them all and it’s probably because I love brownies. However, these are a whole hell of a lot healthier than brownies. Packing about 7 grams of protein and 130 calories per serving, this makes for the perfect weapon to defeat that mid day hunger or a sweet delicious snack. As you know most healthy things have minimal ingredients and it is the same case here. These protein bars feature only 8 ingredients and the one ingredient that still makes me wonder how it made its’ way into this recipe are black beans. Either way, these are my go-to for homemade protein bars. (Recipe and Photo: Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie)

Quick ‘n Easy No-Bake Protein Bars

Quick ‘n Easy No-Bake Protein Bars

So maybe you’re not Emeril Lagasse in the kitchen or maybe it’s a bad week and the oven has decided to go to its’ final resting place in oven heaven. Either way these protein bars require no oven nor a degree in culinary arts. This recipe features only 9 ingredients which include peanut butter, rice crisps, and oat flour as the base. If you’re feeling a bit courageous you could always swap out the peanut butter for nutella or your favorite nut butter. I tend to sometimes add a bit more rice crisps to add a little more of a crunch in the bar.  One thing I have been wanting to experiment with is swapping the chocolate drizzle on top and using caramel instead. It just sounds like it would work and be delicious. ( Recipe & Photo: Angela at Oh She Glows )

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Talk about a protein bar with versatility. I could eat this Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar at any time during the day. These protein bars pack a pretty big punch offering you 9 grams of protein and a delicious taste. Of course  some things can be subbed out like opting for rice crisps instead of soy crisps, but I’ve yet to do that so in regards to taste, I make no promises although I doubt it will be that big of a difference. I do plan on making these next time and drizzling chocolate on some, caramel on some, and a bit of both on the rest. I think that will make for the ultimate snack combo! ( Recipe & Photo: Amy at Foods for the Soul )

 No Bake Almond Fudge Protein Bars

No Bake Almond Fudge Protein Bars

And for my last favorite homemade protein bar recipe, I bring to you yet another easy, no bake, irresistible protein bar. Only taking about 10 minutes to make it’s probably safe to say that these protein bars can be made quicker than most can shower. These protein bars also make for a great fit if either yourself or someone who will be enjoying these with you has a peanut allergy.  With only 7 ingredients it goes to show how simple and easy to make these are although, if you want to add the chocolate on top you will then have 8 ingredients. Either way you look at it these are another great option for a any time of the day snack. ( Recipe & Photo: Amanda at Running With Spoons)

If you happen to make any of these or had them before, we would love to hear what you think about them! Or, if you have your own favorite homemade protein bar recipes we would love for you to share them with us!

 

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