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Cookie Dough Protein Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


The yummiest Cookie Dough Protein Bars made with hemp seeds, cashews, and flax seeds for 13 grams of whole food protein per bar! Vegan, gluten-free, paleo.


  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) cashews (*)
  • 1 cup (160g) hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup (35g) flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup (80g) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt ((skip if your cashews are salted))
  • 1 cup (180g) chocolate chips


  1. In a high speed blender, grind the cashews, hemp seeds, and flax seeds to a fine flour consistency.
  2. Transer to a mixing bowl and add the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix to form a dough.
  3. Add 1/3 cup (60g) chocolate chips and mix.
  4. Press the dough into a pan lined with parchment paper. Chill.
  5. Melt the remaining 2/3 cup (120g) chocolate chips.
  6. Pour on top of the bars and spread to cover.
  7. Chill until the chocolate is set. I recommend chilling for at least 4 hours for firm, easy to cut bars.
  8. Enjoy! Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.


*You can substitute other kinds of nuts, or 1 cup (100g) rolled oats.

Keywords: snack, no bake, easy, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, chocolate