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!
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 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.
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.
Chewy No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup gluten free crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1-2 scoops protein powder of choice See post for tested options
- 1/2 cup almond butter can use any nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup can use agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice * See notes
- 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.
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You’ve basically named all my favorite chocolate combinations, hahaha. These look great, and I’m glad that they’re no-bake! :D!
Thanks Farrah! 🙂
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!
Then that special occasion would be with me 😉
Thanks Gen! Hope you’re doing well 🙂
Why is it that all I can think about is getting a Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s when reading this … 🙂
I need to google that. silly Australia doesn’t have that!
Hands up for no-bake recipes – love em! I’m not the biggest mint fan, although I totally approve of junior mints 🙂 I could definitely snack on these all day long.
Thanks Alanna! I love no bake too!
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!!
of course. Actually…I think I have some good news. Keep your fingers and your steaks and bacon crossed. 😉
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! 😉
Thanks, Min! After I made this, not going to lie, I may or may not have had half a box of them.
we can definitely be friends (not that i ever had my doubts). I don’t share good food either.
Excuse me, pretty sure you shared a certain brownie.
Hahaha a mcflurry minus all the happiness, you crack me up 🙂
Haha. It’s true! Never make protein bars designed for your fridge but don’t…a crumbled mess.
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… 🙂
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.
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!
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.
17 bars… not enough 😉
I LOVE that ice cream, but cookie dough takes the…ice cream.
I just found the perfect breakfast replacement!
Half the pan = definitely a good breakfast choice 🙂
so refreshing! i bet they would go great with a cup of coffee too! and vegan month? how did i miss that. off to read again. I’m blind, obviously
YES! Peppermint mocha! Hope you’re having a blast across the pond! 🙂
Lies! McFlurries don’t bring happiness, although I will you give the chocolate mint combo. It’s solid, which means you’ve got good taste in friends.
You would love Andria. I call her Haloumi. No joke.
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!
Cheers, mate! My mum claimed she hated mint and chocolate but then I caught her single handedly digging into my Mint Aero stash (not sure if you guys have that but it’s amazing!)
These bars look amazing, Arman! Love the mint choc-chip – so good!
Thanks Jess! You’re a gem!