Who doesn’t love a good, satisfying snack? But often, those store-bought snacks are filled with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, leaving us feeling sluggish and guilty. That’s why we’re sharing an easy-to-make protein bar recipe that you can customise to your liking and that will leave you feeling energised and satisfied. This peanut butter protein bar recipe is perfect for all you peanut butter lovers out there and with just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch in no time.


  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter, or preferred nut butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened protein powder of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, honey, preferred sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 grams melted dark chocolate, optional

See earlier in this post for five protein bar flavour ideas


  1. Mix all ingredients except the melted chocolate chips until a dough forms.
  2. Either shape the dough into bars with your hands or smooth it into a lined 8×8 pan and refrigerate until chilled before cutting it into bars.
  3. For the optional chocolate coating, spread the melted chocolate over the pan before chilling. (I usually stir 2 tsp oil into the melted chocolate for a smoother sauce, but it’s not required.) Or you can dip the bars into the chocolate sauce individually and then chill to set.

Customization options:

  • Try different nut butters, such as almond or cashew butter, for a different flavour.
  • Mix in different nuts or seeds, such as chopped almonds or pumpkin seeds, for added texture and nutrition.
  • Add raisins, for a sweet twist or a hint of chilli for a bit of fire.
  • Switch up the chocolate chips for white chocolate or dark chocolate, or omit them altogether.

Benefits of homemade protein bars:

  • You know exactly what ingredients are in it, so you can avoid any unwanted or unhealthy additives.
  • Perfect for school lunch boxes and after sport treats
  • They’re cheaper and healthier than store-bought protein bars
  • They’re customizable, so you can adjust the ingredients to fit your dietary needs and preferences.
  • They’re a great way to sneak in some extra protein and nutrients into your diet.
  • They’re perfect for on-the-go snacks, pre-workout fuel, or post-workout recovery.

This peanut butter protein bar recipe is a great option if you’re looking for a healthier, DIY snack. It’s easy to make, customizable to your liking, and packed with protein and nutrients. Plus, by making your own protein bars, you can avoid consuming too much sugar and unhealthy additives that may be present in store-bought alternatives. So why not give this recipe a try and whip up a batch of your own protein bars today?

Looking for protein powder? 

Did you know that we stock Boomers Protein at Encore Pilates – non flavoured means you can stir it into anything and not even taste it, plus its the best quality protein on the market made from New Zealand grass fed cows… because your health is worth it.