4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Are you looking for your new favorite easy, healthy, high-protein vegan snack? Then look no further! These 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein bars are a great protein snack that are no-bake and take no time at all. They’re indulgent enough for a no-bake dessert. And they’re packed with enough nutrients to make it a great post-workout snack!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

If you know me at all, you know I am utterly obsessed with peanut butter. I love that it is a great plant-based source of healthy fats and protein. But I love the flavor even more. Combine it with chocolate, and you’ve got a combination that simply can’t be beat! These peanut butter protein bars are definitely for my fellow pb lovers.

Why You Need These Peanut Butter Protein Bars

If you ever browse the protein bar section of a grocery store, you know just how expensive protein bars are! Like, I know the flavor options are incredible, but I simply cannot justify spending $2-$4 dollars PER BAR! Especially when they are NEVER a meal for me, and are only a healthy snack / dessert. These homemade peanut butter protein bars are much more affordable and even quicker to make!

At the end of the day, there is nothing better than having a prepared snack or dessert that makes you feel good and tastes fantastic. These bars store great in the fridge or freezer, making them ideal for meal prep for my fellow busy plant-based athletes and humans! As always be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you are inspired by this recipe or make it for a chance to be featured on my stories!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

4 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Homemade peanut butter protein bars are an easy, no-bake, and affordable snack. With only 4-ingredients, this is sure to be your new go to!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sugar maple syrup can add more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add the peanut butter, protein powder, and maple syrup to a bowl. Beat it together until smooth.
  • Press dough into greased 4x6 baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Top with melted chocolate and let set in freezer for 5 more minutes before slicing and enjoying!
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Guide to Healthy Vegan Chia Pudding

Welcome to your guide to making the best vegan chia seed pudding! Chia pudding has been my go-to snack for a long time, and lately I’ve been having loads of fun with different flavors! Move over basic snacks. Creations like Cookies ‘N Cream and PB & Berry make this healthy snack extra fun!

oreo chia seed pudding in a glass layered with yogurt and more oreos

Cookies’N Cream Chia Seed Pudding

vegan chia seed pudding in a mason jar. topped with yogurt and peanut butter and berries

Peanut Butter & Berry Chia Seed Pudding

I mean, how gorgeous are those cups of goodness?! In my opinion, the ideal chia seed pudding is nice and thick yet creamy, almost like tapioca pudding! We don’t fear sugar here, so adding maple syrup or a sweetener of choice is very necessary for it to be an exceptionally enjoyable experience! Once you have a great base recipe, the opportunities are truly endless.

The Best Chia Pudding Base

No secrets needed, I’m sharing it all with you! The best base, in my opinion is 4 parts liquid to 1 part chia. So if you’re batch making this for the week you can do 4 cups liquid and 1 cup chia seeds. Then you can add as much or as little sweetener as your heart desires. I prefer using a liquid sweetener like maple syrup because it mixes in the pudding more evenly. An important step here is to add a touch of vanilla & salt to your base as well. They really elevate the flavor.

That’s it! That’s your base!

Once you create your base recipe, let it refrigerate for 4+ hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the thicker it will become. THEN this is where the fun comes in! Toppings galore! When you have a base recipe, you can add whatever toppings you like.

My viral PB&Berry Chia pudding just adds non-dairy yogurt, melty peanut butter, and warmed berries. I also added powdered peanut butter to the base recipe because yes you can customize! If you are allergic to peanuts, I would highly recommend this recipe but with powdered almond butter and melted almond butter. What a treat!

vegan chia pudding in a mason jar with a caption on the bottom for a Pinterest Pin

My other new favorite flavor take is Cookies ‘N Cream. It’s still vegan and can be gluten-free (with my homemade oreos!) and feels way more indulgent, almost like dessert for breakfast! It could even be served as a healthy dessert. Layered with non-dairy yogurt, chocolate date spread, and more Oreos, this is a recipe for the ages!

oreo chia seed pudding in a glass layered with yogurt and more oreos

Check out the FULL RECIPE for PB&Berry Chia Pudding down below.

Check out the Cookies N’ Cream Chia Pudding on my YouTube!

And as always, if you try out one of these flavor combos, tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace! Much love!

vegan chia seed pudding in a mason jar. topped with yogurt and peanut butter and berries

Peanut Butter & Berry Vegan Chia Pudding

Everything is cuter in a mason jar, including this vegan chia pudding! A beautiful chia pudding base topped with non-dairy yogurt, melted peanut butter, and warmed berries creates a magical breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt and vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a clean mason jar. Add lid.
  • Shake it all up until combined. Let sit in refrigerator for 4+ hours or overnight.
  • Top with non-dairy yogurt, more peanut butter and warmed berries and enjoy!
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