Whey, Honey And Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe

Steve Shaw
Written By: Steve Shaw
May 17th, 2012
Updated: April 13th, 2021
Categories: Recipes Protein Bars
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Whey, Honey And Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe
A simple-to-make (and healthy) protein bar that requires only 4 ingredients: chocolate whey protein power, peanut butter, honey and oats.
Nutrition Facts
  • 526
  • 31.2
  • 37
  • 31
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • Whey Protein Powder, Chocolate, 6 scoops
  • Oats, 1 cup
  • Peanut Butter, Natural, 16 ounces
  • Honey, 8 tablespoons

Cooking Instructions

This bar is a great choice for muscle building and bulking, and can be used in between meals as a quick and easy high protein snack.

Combine the honey and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Place this combination into a microwave and heat for 20 seconds. Stir and heat for an additional 20 seconds. Continue this pattern until the honey and peanut butter are soft enough to be mixed with the oats and whey.

Next, mix in the whey protein powder and oats. Spread this mixture into a 9x9 or 9x13 pan. You may want to lightly grease the pan, or line the bottom and sides with baking parchment paper.

Place the pan in your fridge for an hour. Remove, cut into desired squares, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Makes 8 protein bars.

Posted on: Tue, 08/25/2020 - 07:32

Should I leave these in the fridge?

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Posted on: Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:32

Hey Jimmy - Yes, it's recommended to store these in the fridge for optimal freshness.

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:33

Add cottage cheese to help with dryness.
If you add the dry cottage cheese, put a cup
Of water to a cup of dry cottage

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2017 - 08:03

Tried these yesterday. I used 5 scoops of whey and probably close to 20 oz of peanut butter.
The taste is good and I will definitely eat them, but they are super dry. If I make them again, might a little something different to moisten them a bit.

Posted on: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:37

Perfect for a tasty snack. Feels as though im cheating my diet when i eat these because they taste so good. I used manuka honey with whole earth peanut butter from tescos and my vanilla and chocolate mixed whey powder. Followed the exact instructions in terms of amounts and the end result is incredible. They hold together nicely and dont have a powdery texture. The texture is great. Very good recipe

Peter Kirstein
Posted on: Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:06

How many grams is a scoop of whey protein powder? I've found different size scoops in different brands of whey powder.

Posted on: Sun, 04/24/2022 - 23:26

I use a digital scale for that, hope this helps.

Posted on: Fri, 07/22/2016 - 16:30

I make these bars every so often, and they turn out great. I use natural (think oil separated in the jar) peanut butter, old fashioned oats, clover honey, and whey protein. I keep adding the whey until I get to 4 or 5 scoop and the mix is still plastic like wet clay. I would imagine using salted and syrup stabilized peanut butter would make it crumbly.

Posted on: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:31

my are dry too. So after a day in the fridge they still are dry, so I eat them like cereal, and its a home run!

Posted on: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:39

I added coconut oil to mine and they turned out alright. I have had success using buff bake peanut butter. Holds more moisture.

Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2015 - 00:06

Mine came out dry too. What keeps them together? They just crumbled.

Posted on: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 03:25

My mixture came out dry and crumbly, so I added some water to make it wet. Next time I'll try using less protein powder. I'll mix in a scoop and see if it can take more without turning into dry crumbly dust. It looked great before I added the powder. I'll try some tomorrow morning once it's set and report back with how my first attempt tastes.

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 20:43

What could an alternative to peanut butter be?

Posted on: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 22:21

Almond butter is a good alternative to peanut butter

Posted on: Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:13

would these be good as a pre workout meal

Posted on: Wed, 06/19/2013 - 21:39

how big are the scoops of protein? my are 43g a scoop and made the mixture really dry with six scoops. in the fridge no but they're not looking too good, wont stay put together.

Posted on: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:13

Had a look into GNC whey protein as that was stated as used. 1 scoop = 34g

Posted on: Tue, 05/28/2013 - 04:31

I won't knock these too hard, because I've only tried it once and my ingredients weren't exactly the same as the recipe, but what I will say is that mine were not very nice. They came out very dry, even though I didn't use all the oats and protein powder mix. The taste is exactly what I would imagine peanut butter mixed with baby powder to taste like. They are edible, but not enjoyable.

One thing I'm learning about these healthy recipes is that when the terms "delicious", "tasty" or "yummy" are used, they are relative, and DO NOT necessarily mean that the product will be pleasing to the taste buds.

Anyway, its no secret that losing fat, building muscle and changing from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one requires sacrifice, so Thanks for a SIMPLE, EASY TO MAKE protein bar alternative!

Posted on: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 16:54

You can add bananas and raisins to moisten and eliminate the sugar from the honey also always use old fashion or organic oatmeal the quick oats are already cooked and dry. I also use non artificial flavored and non artificial sweetened protein the "normal vanilla and chocolate type use toxic ingredients to flavor and sweeten"

Posted on: Fri, 04/19/2013 - 17:39

Thanks for this recipe. Whenever I get tired of looking for commercial bars that don't have artificial sweeteners or soy, I just make a batch of these and am good for a week.

Posted on: Wed, 04/03/2013 - 06:41

Are the calories per bar or for all 8? Perhaps when you list recipes you could like the calorie, protein ect per bar/ meal so its easier for idiots like me to understand.

Posted on: Sat, 05/04/2013 - 02:03

6 scoop (gnc whey) protien - 560cal
16oz (skippy natural) pb - 2940cal
1 cup oats - 300cal
8 tbls (1/2cup) honey - 515cal

Total Calories - 4315 divided by 8 servings = 539cal total

Posted on: Tue, 02/05/2013 - 03:43

This has become a staple in my house. We have to double the recipie and use a Pyrex 9x13x1 dish. My wife and children use these yummy bars as an inbetween snack or meal. We added 1/2 cup of raisins to the mixture. Excellent energy booster!!

Posted on: Mon, 01/28/2013 - 19:42

Hey i was just wondering how much protein would you get per bar as the NI doesnt specify which???

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2012 - 00:48

Don't cook the oats. Either regular rolled or instant are fine. I use instant. I'm not sure how big the difference is but instant worked so why try anything else. I found what I need. The texture ends up like an oatmeal cookie.

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2012 - 17:19

Are these oats suppose to be instant oatmeal? If so, are we suppose to cook the