There are times when all I need is a quick snack to keep me going for a few hours. I don't need an entire meal, often I am not hungry enough for that anyways. Just a quick pick-me-up to keep my brain working on those long work days.
For many people who have some focus on healthier options, they tend to reach for a protein bar. But if you ever look at the ingredients in protein bars, there are more chemicals than protein in the bar!
That's why I have been on a quest to come up with some easy to make paleo protein bars that aren't full of unnecessary ingredients!
About The Ingredients in This 4 Ingredient Paleo Protein Bar Recipe
We could technically call it only 3 ingredients since 2 ingredients are from the same food source. These are easy ingredients you can find at any food store!
Almond Flour/ Almond Butter: Almonds actually have quite a few nutrients packed into their small size. They have antioxidants, Vitamin E, and Magnesium.
For almond flour, we prefer to use blanched almonds because the skins are removed from the flour.
If you have a Vitamix or a high powered blender, then you can easily make your own almond butter. Otherwise there are decent options in pretty much every store now!
Raw Honey: We love to use raw honey during allergy season! It is preferred to get local raw honey because that can help your body to build natural antibodies to the local pollen. While it is higher in sugar, it is a natural form of sugar that your body can utilize more efficiently.
How to Make These Paleo Protein Bars
This recipe is extremely simple to make once you have all the ingredients.
Add all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl, starting with the dry ingredients and layering the wet ingredients on top.
Then, use a mixer (like a KitchenAid) or mix by hand until completely blended.
The final step is to add the batter to silicone protein bar molds. These molds are easy to find on Amazon, and are extremely convenient for making your own paleo protein bars!
Once you add the batter to the molds, place the molds in your refrigerator. As it cools down, everything starts to bind together to create that bar shape!
I usually keep mine in the fridge until I am ready to eat one. But they can stay out of the fridge as long as the temperatures aren't too hot and cause the oils to start to run!
The taste reminds me of the peanut butter power bars from back in the day. What do you think of the recipe? Leave your comments below!
Simple 4 Ingredient Paleo Protein Bar
- Add all the dry ingredients (Protein Powder and Almond Flour) to a mixing bowl.
- Add the other ingredients to the top of the dry ingredients. This helps to prevent powder flying everywhere!
- Mix for 1 minute until all ingredients are combined.
- Scoop the mixture into your protein bar molds, and add to fridge.
- Make sure to keep the bars in the fridge most of the time. The oils will start to run if the bars get too warm!