Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

An easy homemade mint chocolate protein bar recipe made in one bowl and ready in 5 minutes! Soft, extra chewy protein granola bars that are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free! The best high protein snack to have on hand!

Easy homemade no bake chocolate mint protein bars recipe

Mint Chocolate Protein Bar Recipe

We love our homemade protein bar recipes on here. We’ve had easy no bake protein bars, keto protein bars, and peanut butter protein bars

As someone who loves the mint and chocolate combination, this HAD to be made next!

Ever since I’ve started working out more, I’ve been needing to have more protein-rich snacks on hand. I will be the first to admit it- I love my store-bought protein bars. My favorites include the Clif Cool Mint Chocolate Protein Bars, Mint Builder Bars, Special K Chocolate Mint Bars and especially the Quest Mint Protein Bars.

These were my inspiration to give a homemade version a go! 

My homemade mint chocolate protein bars are ridiculously easy and perfect to snack on. Texture-wise, they are soft, chewy and hold up VERY well. They need just one bowl, 5 minutes and less than 6 ingredients. 

Not only are they packed with protein and actually healthy, but they are also better than anything store-bought! Wholesome ingredients and delicious, plant-based protein! 

How to make homemade protein bars that taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream

How to make mint chocolate protein bars

  • Firstly, line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Now, you’ll want to add your quick oats, crispy rice cereal and protein powder in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until combined.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or in a small saucepan, combine your almond butter with maple syrup and heat until combined. Whisk well until incorporated.
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix until a thick batter remains. If the batter is too crumbly, add a little extra milk or water.
  • Transfer the batter into the lined pan and press firmly into place. Top with optional chocolate chips and refrigerate until firm.
  • Slice mint chocolate chip protein bars and enjoy! 

Best Protein Powder for homemade Protein Bars

I’ve tested several protein powder brands and depending on what dietary requirements you have, these are the best ones

Brown Rice Protein Powder

Vegan and gluten-free protein powder which has an earthy texture but mixes very well in these homemade mint chocolate chip protein bars.

Either chocolate brown rice protein powder or vanilla brown rice protein powder can be used. 

Casein Protein Powder

For non-vegan readers, casein protein powder is delicious and incredibly thick. Vanilla or chocolate can be used, and you will likely need to add a little extra liquid to help hold the bars up. 

Homemade Chocolate Mint Protein Bars recipe

Storing Homemade Protein Bars

Homemade mint chocolate chip no bake protein bars should be stored in the fridge, as they will keep their thick and chewy texture.

If you keep them at room temperature, you may find that they become too soft (which is fine if you prefer a softer bar).

Room temperature chewy mint chocolate chip protein bars will keep for up to 5 days, in a sealed container. 

Refrigerated homemade protein bars will keep for up to 1 month.

Can you freeze homemade chocolate mint protein bars?

Homemade protein bars are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer.

Wrap each bar in parchment paper and place in a ziplock bag. One ready to enjoy, allow to thaw at room temperature. Frozen chocolate chip mint protein bars will keep for up to 6 months. 

Homemade Chocolate Mint Chip Protein Bars Recipe requiring no baking.

Soft and chewy no bake mint chocolate chip protein bars recipe

Chewy No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

This chewy no bake protein bar takes 1 bowl and 5 minutes of prep to have a batch of high protein snack bars on hand- These delicious and healthy bars are refined sugar free, dairy free and gluten free- Suitable for a vegan diet!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or in a small saucepan, combine your almond butter with maple syrup and heat until the mixture is melted completely.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and add the peppermint extract and stir until combined. If the batter is too crumbly, slowly add milk of choice, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and press firmly with your hands evenly. Top with chocolate chips, and refrigerate, until firm.

Notes

* Only use milk if your batter cannot be picked up by hand and pressed firmly into the pan
Chewy No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bars can keep at room temperature for up to a week, but best stored in the fridge, for up to 1 month.
Chocolate chip mint protein bars are freezer friendly, and will keep well frozen for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 5% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 3%
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70 thoughts on “Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

  1. Oh, I can never get enough of mint and chocolate! Can’t wait to try these. And no, I won’t share my favourite chocolate with anyone. Unless they are super super super special and it’s a special occasion, then I will probably make an exception 😉 Happy Sunday, Arman!

  2. Waiiittt this has all of my favorite things in one. I need to end these right now!! Come back to LA & smuggle them in your bag for me? Pretty please!!

  3. You are seriously the king of no-bake, healthy desserts, Arman!! Seriously! And now..I’m craving Junior Mints…haven’t had it in ages!! Look what you’ve done! 😉

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with the chocolate + mint combo. When I was 18 my best friend took me on their family sailing vacation for a week and literally the only dessert we had on the boat was a gigantic bag of york peppermint patties, so I hate like a million every day. To this day I can’t have a york patty without thinking of the desperation of having no other dessert alternatives, but eating them anyway.

    That being said, these look super delicious and I’d probably eat them anyway.

  5. okay, now I have like, FOUR more tabs open, with all these awesome looking no bake treats. chocolate mint is one of Jason’s favorites (he loves the Junior Mint as well!), so perhaps I should begin here. pinning them ALL though.

    are you currently IN the vegan month, or is it coming up? wondering how it is going, if so… 🙂

    1. It’s coming up and I’m already planning a post steak meal…Just kidding! You know I’m using your blog as a resource and by resource, I’ll be eating grilled portobellos dipped in sriracha cos I ain’t fancy like Iggy Azalea.

  6. Jee willikers do these beauties look enticing; it has a lot to do with such a fuss-free easy prep too..I’m all for no-bake. I think my favourite part when making bars is sneaking in a few pieces of the dough while transferring to the pan. And I wonder why I always need to resort to a slightly smaller one, hmmm.

  7. I have a cupboard full of about 17 bars of Lindt….so obviously I don’t do well with sharing my fave chocolate ;)! Love the mint & chocolate combo so am all over these bars. Please tell me you have tried the mint choc chip ice cream at Baskin Robbins- that is what sold me on the combo…to.die.for!

    1. 17 bars of Lindt? a) We officially are BFFs now 😉 and b) thanks for making me feel better about constantly ‘overbuying’ Lindt bars. Running out of my favourite is threatening so I’d rather be safe than sorry though 17 top my stock still.

  8. If my favourite chocolate is worth sharing? That’s a strange strange question. Yes, it’s obviously worth trying for others – why else would it be my favourite?! – but NO [way ever in the world]: I won’t share. I’ll bake a batch of cookies for you instead, ‘kay?
    Oh and yes, these look deelish.

  9. Junior Mints are the best! They were one of my Mom’s favorite candies growing up, so I would occasionally raid her secret Junior Mint stash. She probably knew I was sneaking in there, but she never said anything. That’s part of being a Mom. Now I want that chocolate + mint combo of deliciousness…these bars look awesome!

  10. Vegan, GF and high protein?! These protein bars are fabulous! I seriously love that we food bloggers can inspire people to make these kinds of bars at home! It saves so much money and you get the satisfaction of both making and enjoying them! Love these, Arman!

  11. Trying these for my husband… It’s in the fridge now! Few comments: i forgot to add the peppermint extract (i think you also forgot to mention it in the directions). I threw a little bit of coconut in. Not sure if that was a good choice or not. Guess I’ll find out! Also we have children allergic to peanuts so we used Sunbutter as the nut butter so they can have some too (husband is gluten allergy and lactose sensitive). Hope these work out!! They look good! Good luck with your e-cookbook!

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know, Stacy- I’ll add it in the recipe now! Ironically, I made it over the weekend and forgot the peppermint extract too. Adding coconut would be great (especially as you omitted the peppermint). I LOVE using sunbather too so please let me know how they turned out 🙂

      1. They were great! I also forgot to mention I couldn’t find oat bran or rice syrup so i just did additional oats (although it turned out a tad too dry so i should have just substituted the coconut here rather than adding it to the dry ingredients), and instead of rice syrup i used honey. I also didn’t add additional choco chips to the top as i am not a huge chocolate fan and felt like there was already plenty. Might i also add, i am NOT anywhere close to a professional cook, so if i can do it, anyone should be able 😉 Thanks for this recipe… I can tweak it how i want and hopefully never have to buy store-bought protein bars again!!!

        1. This makes me SO happy Stacy- I have a cashew coconut protein bar recipe which is one of my fall backs which I’m obsessed with- Otherwise I have an upcoming no bake protein cookie recipe to share 🙂

  12. I love the combination of chocolate and mint. These would be a good option for my son who is in college. He doesn’t like taking a proper lunch but would rather have snack foods that are easy to eat on the go.

  13. I had to use regular syrup added sliced walnuts but it looks fantastic in the refrigerator while it sets up. Thank you!!!

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