Who doesn’t love Power Bars & Clif Bars?  No one! 

OK, so that probably isn’t exactly true.

But if you do happen to love protein meal replacement bars, you may be tired of paying so much for them at the store.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to make protein bars at home, at a fraction of the cost, with this recipe.

And the best part about making them at home is that you can make them to suit your taste preference.  Hey, maybe you’d just love a Vanilla / Strawberry / Raspberry / Banana bar, and are sick and tired of waiting for Clif’s kid to get his act together and produce one. Well don’t fret – the wait is over.

These bars are great for a post-workout recovery snack, and are also great as an on-the-go meal replacement.

The recipe:

Homemade Protein Bars


1 cup Raw Oats

8 scoops Protein Powder (Chocolate flavor, or other if you prefer.)

3 tablespoons Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Skim Milk

(optional) Dried Fruit



Mix the oats and the protein powder together

Add & mix the peanut butter. (Tip: If the peanut butter is too thick, microwave for 10 seconds)

Add the milk to mixture & mix.  Keep slowly adding more milk until the mixture is pliable.

Mix in dried fruit, if desired.  You can also add a sweetener here if you’d like, like stevia or Splenda, though I don’t use one.

Spread the mixture evenly into a greased tray & refrigerate for a few hours.  The mixture will firm up and you cut it into bars.

Depending on the types of ingredients you used, if you cut into 10 bars, each bar will have roughly 200 calories, 30g or protein, and 8g of carbs.