Easy Keto & Low Carb Protein Bar Recipe

  • Did you know that you should eat some form of lean protein within 30 minutes of a rigorous workout for proper recovery?

  • Are you aware that protein can help you stay full for a longer amount of time?

Although there are many brands, flavors and kinds of high protein bars and shakes on the market, they are not all created equally. If you are eating keto you will want to find a bar that sugar-free, packed with protein and does not derail your diet.

Can You Eat Protein Bars on a Low-Carb Diet?

You absolutely can eat protein bars on a low-carb diet. You should look for some things to ensure the ones you choose are keto-friendly.

Keto protein bars usually use artificial sweeteners as a sugar substitute to keep the flavor excellent without causing cravings for more sweets.

Are Low-Carb Bars Healthy?

There are many types of artificial sweeteners, but you are better off with a sweetener that is created more naturally, such as ones made with allulose or monk fruit rather than ingredients that are considered sugar alcohols.

There are natural ways to add flavor when looking for a high-protein snack. Nut butters such as almond butter, cashew butter or peanut butter add delicious flavor, texture, healthy fats and also protein. You can also make your bars from almond or coconut flour as a healthy alternative to other flours.

Why Make Your Own Protein Bars?

  • Cost: Making your own protein energy bars is a great way to save money.

  • Flavor: When you devise and modify your own recipes, you can get exactly what you want.

  • Freshness: Store bought protein bars have preservatives in to help extend the shelf life. Making your own means you are getting fresh food.

  • Quality Ingredients: You control what goes into your protein bars if you make them yourself. Use quality, low sugar, high protein ingredients.

Four Ingredient Protein Bar Recipe

These protein bars are naturally gluten-free, have zero added sugars, no additives and are made with just four simple ingredients.


  • 2 cups smooth almond butter

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla protein powder

  • 1/2 cup keto maple syrup

  • 1 cup keto chocolate chips


  • Line an 8×8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Using a large bowl mix together the almond butter and maple syrup.

  • Add the protein powder and mix well, kneading much like homemade bread.

  • Note: If your mixture is too dry, add a touch of almond milk.

  • Put the dough into the lined pan.

  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.

  • Cut into 12 bars.

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip the bars in the chocolate.

  • Place bars on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.

  • Enjoy these chewy, delicious protein bars!

Nutritional Information

If you cut the pan into 12 bars, one bar is a serving size and has about 200 calories and 4 net carbs.

Variations for Four Ingredient Recipe

You can change the recipe slightly to enjoy a variety of flavors:

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Substitute peanut butter for the almond butter and use chocolate whey protein.

  • Dairy-Free: Substitute dairy-free, sugar-free chocolate chips and a plant-based protein powder.

  • Dark Chocolate Cashew: Substitute cashew butter for the almond butter and use dark chocolate chips. Add some cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor if desired.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Low Carb Bar Recipe


  • 1 cup almond butter (creamy or crunchy)

  • 1/4 cup Keto Goods Allulose sweetener

  • 2 teaspoons sugar free vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper for easy removal.

  2. All of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips should be added to a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.

  3. Transfer the dough to the baking dish, pressing firmly into the pan.

  4. Add chocolate chips and push them into the dough.

  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or more before cutting.

Nutritional Information

This recipe should be cut into 9 snack bars. Each bar has 275 calories and about 5 net carbohydrates.

Is it Okay to Eat a Protein Bar Every Day?

You can have a small protein bar each day.

Our low-carb protein bars are an excellent way to curb cravings while sticking to your keto diet.