Homemade Protein Bars

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A great pre/post workout snack or healthy dessert! These protein bars are incredibly easy to make, require no oven, and are packed with plant-based protein!



(Makes 9 bars)

 1 + 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free oats if gluten free)

✘ 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp hemp seeds

✘ 2 scoops of Vivo Life Vanilla Protein (or your favourite plant-based protein)

✘ 1 tsp ground cinnamon

✘ 3/4 tsp salt

✘ 4 medjool dates + 2-3 tbsp warm water

✘ 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

✘ 2 tbsp + 2 tsp maple syrup

✘ 2 tbsp melted coconut butter (or sub coconut oil)


✘ melted vegan dark chocolate


  1. In a food processor or high speed blender add oats, hemp seeds, protein powder, cinnamon and salt. Blend on medium speed until it becomes a fine texture.
  2. Mash the medjool dates with 2-3 tbsp of warm water until the dates are soft and almost form a smooth paste (it doesn't need to be completely smooth, just enough so the blender/food processor can break them down easily with no chunks leftover).
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the dark chocolate) and blend until well combined. The mixture should stick together when pressed between your fingers.
  4. In an 8X8 lined baking dish, evenly press out the mixture until it is flat. Add an even layer of melted chocolate on top. 
  5. Let set in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, then cut into 9 equal slices/bars. Store the remaining bars in the fridge for up to 1 week, then store in the freezer.
For the video tutorial see video below (YouTube: Maddie Lymburner):

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