Recipe: Chocolate and Nut Protein Bars

I’m not a fan of shop bought protein bars. I’m still on the quest to find one that doesn’t taste revolting and isn’t full to rubbish. However they are a quick, easy source of protein to chuck in your gym bag. So I decide to go homemade. Here’s some cheaper, easier and tastier chocolate and nut protein bars you can make at home in a few minutes.



    • Three tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter (smooth if you’re that way inclined)
    • Two tablespoons of ground almonds
    • 100g of protein (whatever flavour you have/fancy) for this we used vanilla USN Casein Night Time Protein
    • A couple of splashes of almond milk (any milk will do)
    • Bar of dark chocolate
    • Two tablespoons of chopped hazelnuts


  1. Take a mixing bowl and tip in all of the ingredients apart from the chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. Massage it all together until it turns into a dough. (If it’s too wet or sticky then add a few more ground almonds).
  2. Then flatten it out into a rectangle shape on a surface that’s lightly dusted with ground almonds. Then cut into bars.
  3. Break up the chocolate and place it in a small glass or metallic bowl. Place the bowl in a saucepan containing about an inch of boiling water and let the chocolate melt.
  4. When it’s melted take a spoon and pour enough over the individual bars to cover the top, spreading it out with the back of the spoon.
  5. When you’ve covered each bar sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts over the top.
  6. Stick them in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes to set.
  7. Try not to eat them all at once (like us).

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