Gooey Cacao Protein Bars

Protein bars are a great on-the-run snack, and are perfect when you need to reload after a tough workout. Try these filled with your favourite protein powder and lots of great and healthy ingredients. I prefer homemade protein bars over store-bought, because I always know exactly what’s in them, and I’m sure that there are no bad additives.

You know how most store-bought protein bars usually are pretty dry and hard to chew? Well, when I called this bar gooey – I meant it. The bar is super gooey and soft, and super delicious!

I use my favourite protein powder from Pure Power. For these bars I used the one with vanilla flavour. You can find it right here.



200 g (1 scoop is often 20 g) vanilla protein powder (I use this one from Pure Power)

125 g / 2 1/3 cups rolled oats

20 g / 2 tbsp chopped almonds

3 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 tbsp agave sirup

1-2 dl / 0,5-1 cup milk of your own choice (I used oat milk)

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 chocolate bar (85%)

extra chopped almonds


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (protein powder, oats, almonds, cacao powder and salt), except chocolate, in a large bowl.
  2. When mixed well, add the wet ingredients (agave sirup, milk and peanut butter). Mix well. If it’s too dry add more milk, and if it’s too wet add more oats.
  3. Place the batter in a container suitable for the freezer. Press the batter into the form, and distribute it evenly. The layer should be 2-3 cm thick, or your preferred thickness. Let it freeze for approximately an hour, or until it is rather firm.
  4. Cut the protein bars with a sharp knife. Melt the chocolate and either sprinkle it on them, or dip the bars in it. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
  5. Store in an air tight container in your fridge. Enjoy!


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