These chocolate covered protein bars are a wonderful treat to start or end your day! They call for protein packed power, and can also be made gluten free!

Chocolate Covered Protein Bars [Vegan]





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  • 2 cups ground oats [certified gluten-free if necessary]
  • 1 cup whole oats [certified gluten free if necessary]
  • 1 cup bran flakes [substitute with GF corn flakes if needed]
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1 cup protein powder
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips [vegan if necessary]


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground oats, whole oats, bran flakes (roughly crushed), flaxseed, and protein powder together.
  3. In a separate medium size bowl, mix mashed banana, maple syrup, creamy peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Spray 9x13 inch pan with coconut oil cooking spray, then add batter and spread evenly. Use a metal spatula and press down firmly. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and press down firmly again with metal spatula, then bake additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, press down one last time with metal spatula, then pour 1 cup dark chocolate chips on top and return to oven for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from oven and spread chocolate chips into a smooth layer. Put in freezer for about 10 minutes or until chocolate has hardened. Cut into 24 squares and store in airtight container.

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving: Calories: 167 | Carbs: 25 g | Fat: 7 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 25 mg | Sugar: 13 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.