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Loaded Peanut Butter Protein Bars {THM-S, Sugar Free, Low Carb}

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Peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, coconut, and chocolate chips. What more would you want? Collagen? Yep! Protein powder? Yep? Coconut oil? Of course!

It’s all included in these delicious little gems. I’ve been working on a few protein bar recipes because I like the option of a quick snack I can grab and eat without thinking. My Coconut Cream Protein Fudge Bars have been very popular, and I hope to have a double chocolate version of those out soon.

But back to these little beauties. This is one of those throw and go recipes. You really can add or omit any of the add-ins to make it your own! The peanut butter, protein powder and seeds provide protein, while the collagen gives a nutritional boost as well as adds additional protein. (Seriously, collagen is one of my favorite products!)

These literally take less than 10 minutes to throw together, then you just have to wait for them to harden (the hard part). Did I mention that they are no bake? Yet another reason to make these little gems – you don’t have to heat up your kitchen! 

Loaded Peanut Butter Protein Bars {THM-S, Sugar Free, Low Carb}

  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 cup Integral Collagen 
  • 1/4 cup Protein Powder (I used this brand because it was what I had, but I’m sure THM Pristine Whey would work here as well!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into mold and place in freezer to harden.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer (I keep mine in the freezer).

That’s all! How simple is that? If there are any of the add-ins that don’t appeal to you, simply omit them. Conversely, if you think of a great addition (cocoa powder, anyone) add it in! You really can’t go wrong!

I have this Silicone Rectangle Bar Pan, and I got exactly nine bars out of this recipe. If you do not have a mold, you could pour it into a loaf pan or 8×8 baking dish and cut into bars when firm.

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24 thoughts on “Loaded Peanut Butter Protein Bars {THM-S, Sugar Free, Low Carb}

  1. These look great! Really creative idea. I’ve never tried cooking with collagen before, thinking about picking some up and experimenting if I can find it. Love the site!

    1. Because of the coconut oil, they soften quite a bit. If sending them as a snack, I would probably put them with an ice pack. Then I think they would be fine.

  2. Does the Coconut flakes help absorb any liquid? I don’t eat coconut (but I’m on with refined CO) and wanted to make sure it wouldn’t change it a whole bunch to leave that out

    1. I believe it would be fine to leave the coconut flakes out! You could always add extra chia or pumpkin seeds if you wanted, but I truly think they would be just fine without the coconut.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Alex! I don’t usually count macros for my recipes, but if I were to give a rough estimate, I would say 5-6 net carbs per bar.

  3. These look amazing and I’d love to make them………..but I don’t have collagen. Is there a good substitute or could I just leave that out of the recipe. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Thank you for this recipe! Made them this morning and oh boy are they good!!! I used my silicone mini bar pan and it yielded 18 small bars. Two mini bars were the perfect mid morning snack! 🙂

    1. It will still work – you could either double the collagen, or just leave the protein powder out. If you leave it out, there obviously won’t be as much protein, but it shouldn’t affect the texture.

  5. These look awesome! I think making my own protein bars is the way to go. I love the idea of being able to control exactly what is being put in my protein bars! Thanks for the post!

    1. I do not, however, another reader said that they put some in baggies with reusable ice cubes and they stayed ok on the go!

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