Snickers Protein Bars – Fit Foodie Finds

Have your candy bar and protein too! This is our protein Snickers bar recipe, made with nutritious ingredients such as oat flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, and protein powder.

A stack of chocolate peanut butter bars on a plate.
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These Snickers Protein Bars are part of our 2024 Protein Dessert Series. If you make this recipe, snap a photo and upload it to the comment section to enter for a chance to win a lululemon New Crew Back Pack! You’ll also be entered into a greater giveaway for this series — a $500 lululemon shopping spree! Winners will be chosen on January 31.

How cute are these protein Snickers Bars? Linely, our head recipe developer NAILED this recipe. I got to be the taste tester for multiple tests and I can safely say that these are better than the actual thing. Plus, they’re made with added protein powder and the most delicious peanut butter caramel.

This recipe is definitely a labor of love to make because there are 3 different parts, but I promise it’s worth it. Plus, it makes 12 bars!

What is in these Snickers Protein Bars?

This recipe is composed of 3 different layers. The first layer is the oat nuget layer made with oat flour, protein powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup. The second layer is the crunchy peanut butter caramel layer made with peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and peanuts. Finally, the 3rd layer is melted chocolate.

Ingredients for peanut butter cookie dough on a cutting board.Ingredients for peanut butter cookie dough on a cutting board.

Substitues & Variations

  • Nut butter: if you can’t do peanuts, feel free to swap for cashew butter or almond butter. Just make sure that the nut butter is drippy.
  • Chocolate chips: you can use a dairy-free chocolate chip or dark chocolate.
  • Protein powder: we tested this recipe with collagen powder, too, and that worked great! Feel free to use any kind and any flavor. Chocolate would be delicious!

You can also mix up how you cut these bars. You can make them smaller to be more bite-sized, too.

Pumpkin butter in a pan with a wooden spoon.Pumpkin butter in a pan with a wooden spoon.

Top Tips

Nuget layer: make sure to firmly press the nuget layer into the pan so that it doesn’t crumble.

Chocolate Coating: if your chocolate is too thick, you can add a little bit more coconut oil to thin it out.

Wire Rack: make sure to spray your wire rack with cooking spray or else the bars will stick to them as they dry (speaking from experience!).

And remember: it’s about how they taste, not how they look!

A row of chocolate covered bars on a white surface.A row of chocolate covered bars on a white surface.

How to Store Snickers Protein Bars

We recommend storing these bars in the freezer as they will last the longest. We have them in a gallon-size bag and that works great!

Chocolate peanut butter bars with peanuts on top.Chocolate peanut butter bars with peanuts on top.

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.

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