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Double Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

These double chocolate protein bars serve up lots of protein in a convenient on-the-go bar that is perfect as a camping breakfast or a hiking snack.

Our simple no-bake recipe uses cereal, nut butter and chocolate to create a sweet and salty trail mix bar that kids and adults will love. And it only takes 10 minutes to make these DIY protein bars!

Four granola bars on a white plate with chocolate chips.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Lots of protein to keep you full and satisfied
  • Chocolate chips add sweetness for a kid-pleasing breakfast or snack
  • No-bake recipe is easy to make in a few minutes
  • Perfect protein bars to pack as a snack while hiking, camping or traveling.

If you want more easy-to-pack breakfast and snack ideas, see our Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies or our Copycat Fig Newtons.

Pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars on a white plate.

Variations of the Recipe

  • Plain rice crisp cereal can be used instead of cocoa flavored.
  • We used strawberry protein powder for a chocolate-strawberry flavor. You can use chocolate protein powder for a richer chocolate taste. Vanilla would also be great.
  • Any nut butter can be used, such as sunflower, peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter.

Be sure to see our Peanut Butter Protein Bars recipe, as well. It is prepared in the same way, but with different ingredients.

Double Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

Servings: makes 8 bars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Down time: 2 hours


  • 3 cups Cocoa Rice Cereal
  • 1/3 cup sunflower butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder, your choice of flavor (we used strawberry)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
Chocolate granola ingredients on a marble countertop.


Step 1

Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2

Add all of the ingredients and ½ cup of the chocolate chips to a bowl.

Mix together well.

A glass bowl filled with granola and peanut butter.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, and spread it out across the pan evenly.

Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the mixture and press down firmly.

Chocolate chip cookie bars in a baking pan.

Step 4

Refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the bars to set and get firm.

Step 5

Remove from the refrigerator, and lift the parchment up to remove the protein bars from the pan.

Then cut the square into 8 bars.

A person cutting granola bars with a knife.

Store these bars in an airtight container. We love using these reusable snack bags to keep individual bars packed and ready to grab when hiking or a breakfast on the go.