Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Protein Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)


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Here’s a few pics of Skylar at Starbucks

Young girl touching coffee display at Starbucks

Young girl smiling at coffee display at Starbucks

And Madeline….

Woman sitting at table with coffee cup

…but I forgot to ask someone to take a pic of the 3 of us!!  So no group shot today….boo-hoo!

Madeline and I gabbed about life.  And Skylar snacked and kept us entertained.

Young girl sitting at table eating snacks
Young girl sitting at table smiling with toys and snacks

It was awesome catching up with Madeline as it always is, and since we hadn’t seen each other in a few weeks it was extra nice today!

I made a batch of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars

and added coconut oil to them

Ingredients for Protein Bars in bowl with coconut oil


No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars (no-bake, vegan, gluten-free)
Today’s Batch of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars was the exact same as This Recipe, except I added 1/4 c coconut oil.

The addition of the coconut oil makes them solidify and hold together just a little better which I like!


Combine the Oats, Coconut Flakes, Raisins, Choc Chips, Flax & Chia Seeds, Maple, Cinnamon, and Coconut Oil

Ingredients for No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars in bowl
Close up of ingredients in bowl

Don’t Forget The Peanut Butter (or whatever nut butter you prefer!) and Your Favorite Protein Powder (and if you’re not into Protein Powder, that’s fine, you can omit it) and Stir it Up

Peanut butter added to other ingredients
No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bar ingredients stirred up

Freezer Time!

No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars in pan placed in freezer

After a few hours in the freezer, I removed the tray and diced the bars, and wrapped them up!

No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars laid out on cutting board
Overhead of one side No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Side view of Protein Bar

 Can see the Peanut Butter woven into the inside of the bar here?  oh yeah, baby!

Close up of Protein Bar showing the peanut butter mixed in
Close up of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bar

And the flavors of coconut, chia & flax seeds, mashed banana, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, chocolate chips, well…they are really tasty in combination together!

Top and end of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Close up of top of Protein Bar
Just add 1/4 c coconut oil to make them extra delish!

Dinner was A Veggie Bowl:  Mixed greens, sugar snap peas, asparagus, Brussels, Red Cabbage, Tomatoes

Green salad with mixed vegetables
Close up of Green Salad with mixed vegetables

With my homemade Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette

Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette ingredients in bowl
Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette being whisked together
Green salad with vegetables served with Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette

For dessert, I decided to make up a batch of Vegan Peanut Butter Softserve!

 Peanut Butter Softserve in blender
Various nut butters on countertopClose up of Peanut Butter Softserve
Why didn’t I think of Peanut Butter Softserve sooner?  Yummmm!

And I sort of used one of these No-Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars…

Slice of one No-Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bar

…as my Spoon to Scoop out the Peanut Butter Softserve

Do you like coconut oil or make homemade granola bars?

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  1. mmm these look so good! You’ve been a coconut oil lover for ages Averie! I just got hooked last year. Skylar – what a baby. :)

    1. It’s crazy to look back at these posts for me, Sally. She is just a little lady now! And she was such a baby then :) Memories :)

  2. I made the coconut oil protein bars and they were wonderful! I melted the coconut oil first so it was easy to mix in as I knew it would harden again when I put them into the freezer overnight. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks for the feedback and glad you liked them and that the coconut oil worked like a champ!