Gluten-Free and No-Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Gluten-Free and No-Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars
By @onecleverchef

These Gluten-Free and No-Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars are made with nothing but the best, healthiest ingredients. This high-protein snack is the perfect reward after a hard workout, or for breakfast, I don’t judge. Treat yourself, without the guilt!

If you’re looking for a high-protein recipe that’s going to keep you full until noon, that IS the one. I mean, there’s whey protein powder, hazelnut, almond flour, and peanut butter in there. Can you say protein-packed? Have them on-the-go for breakfast or as a post-workout treat or even for dinner, I don’t judge!

How to Make Cookie Dough Protein Bars:

  • Line a banana bread pan with parchment paper.
  • Place almond flour, whey protein powder (For this recipe, I am using EarthNutri’s Vanilla Whey Protein Powder, (Use my Code CleverChef20 to receive 20% off on your purchase), chopped hazelnuts, mashed banana, chocolate chips, and milk (any type) in a large mixing bowl mix until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into your lined banana bread pan. Place in the fridge.
  • Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and milk in a small saucepan.
  • Take the pan out of the fridge and pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the base.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours before cutting into bars.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir.
  • Press into a baking pan.
  • Top with melted chocolate!

Ways you Could Modify this Recipe:

  • I used them because I like the Ferrero Rocher / Nutella twist that they give this recipe. In fact, I almost named those bars “Ferrero Rocher Protein Bars”, but they also taste a lot like cookie dough, crunchy, delicious cookie dough.
  • It would take a bit longer, but that would make them shelf stable.
  • Plant-based protein powder absorbs much more moisture, so I do not recommend it.



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