No-Bake Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars

KristineGluten Free, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks8 Comments


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Its the new year! Time for some new protein bar recipes. These No-Bake Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars came to fruition because I love the combination of chocolate and orange together. They’re a pair that just work great together. I also wanted to add some chia seeds to the mix, since I love the texture of them and they’re a nutritional powerhouse. They add a bunch of fiber, as well as some healthy omega 3 fats.

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Since these are no-bake bars, they came together very quickly and they are oh, so chewy.  As mentioned in the recipe, I use my stand mixer with the dough attachment as the dough gets pretty stiff, but clean hands work just as well, they’ll just get a little messy. I think mixing it with your hands would also count as an arm workout too!

Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars_2In the end, they are just a simple and delicious recipe. I always keep my bars stored in the freezer as they thaw very quickly. Within 5 minutes they are ready to eat. If left out longer, they are just softer.

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Hope you enjoy them!


No-Bake Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 12 bars
  • 3 cups chocolate whey protein (I used Jamie's Lean Body For Her Whey Isolate)
  • ⅔ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1⅓ cup quick oats
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup honey (I used Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey)
  • 40 drops orange stevia (I used NuNaturals) *could omit, use vanilla stevia or add 2 tsp orange zest
  • ⅓ cup fresh orange juice
  • ⅓ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk), could also use additional orange juice
  1. In a large bowl (or if you have a stand mixer, use that with the dough hook), place in all the ingredients and mix very well. It will be a very stiff dough.
  2. Press mixture into a 9x9 square pan or dish. Cut into 12 bars. From there, place in the fridge, or wrap each bar individually and place in the freezer for grab-n-go.
Tip: Cover the pan with plastic wrap to press it in so it doesn't stick to your hands.
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 256 Fat: 11.5 g Saturated fat: 1.2 g Carbs: 19 g Sugar: 3 g Sodium: 116 mg Fiber: 5.7 g Protein: 25 g Cholesterol: 13 mg

Some of my other favorite protein bar recipes:

No-Bake “Better Than Store Bought” Protein Bars
No-Bake White Chocolate Cranberry Protein Bars
No-Bake Bounty (or Mounds) Protein Bars
Cheesecake Protein Bars