No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Bars
  • 1/2cup coconut oil
  • 1/3cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/3cup alternative granulated sweetener (such as a stevia or erythritol blend, or unrefined coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/4 to 1/3cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1cup almond flour
  • 3/4cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2cup vanilla protein powder (such as hemp or spirulina)
  • 1/3cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3tablespoons nonhydrogenated creamy peanut butter, melted (optional)
  1. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper. Measure out all ingredients before proceeding.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt coconut oil over low heat. Stir in cocoa powder and alternative sweetener, stirring constantly until smooth. Continue to cook for 3–5 minutes, taking care not to burn.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and quickly whisk in ¼ cup applesauce, almond flour, coconut, protein powder, nuts, and coconut flour until thoroughly combined. If mixture looks too crumbly, add a bit more applesauce.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until cool and set, about 30 minutes. Drizzle with melted peanut butter in a crisscross design, if desired. Once peanut butter cools, cut into 16 pieces.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 173 cal, 12g fat (2g mono, 2g poly, 8g sat), 0mg chol, 5g protein, 9g carb, 2g fiber, 12mg sodium