Chocolate Whey Protein Bars

By Lilian Dikmans

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These easy Chocolate Whey Protein Bars are a variation of my Clean Protein Bars. I developed the recipe a while ago when I was having trouble finding good shop-bought bars.

If you need to get some protein post-workout and aren’t keen on protein shakes, these bars are a good alternative.

Chocolate Whey Protein Bars
Chocolate Whey Protein Bars

You will need to use a whey protein powder in this recipe. Its stickiness when mixed with water is what holds the bars together. Whey protein isolate (WPI) or whey protein concentrate (WPC) will both work.

4-6 bars

Prep time
15 mins

Cook time
0 mins


  • 3/4 cup chocolate whey protein powder (I use Bare Blends Raw Cacao WPI)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 2 x 20ml tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 x 20ml tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 x 20ml tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2 x 20ml tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1
    Tip the protein powder, oat flour, cacao powder and coconut flour into a bowl and mix to combine. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted coconut oil, rice malt syrup and water.
  • 2
    Using a large and sturdy spoon, stir everything together until well combined. (I recommend using a large and sturdy spoon because the mixture gets very thick and sticky so you’ll need to use your muscles to stir everything until well combined. I used a thin metal spoon once and it ended up slightly bent). If the mixture is way too sticky, add a little extra coconut flour. If it’s way too dry, add a little extra water.
  • 3
    Break off pieces of the mixture and shape into bars in your hands. Leave them in the fridge to set.
  • 4
    Store the bars in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Oats naturally don’t contain gluten, but as they are often processed on the same equipment as wheat, they can have traces of gluten. If you’re strictly gluten-free, you can buy gluten-free oats.

I use an Australian 20ml tablespoon. 1 x 20ml tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.

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