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Salted Chocolate Fudge No-Bake Protein Bars

  • Author: Alexis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Snack


These vegan and gluten-free salted chocolate no-bake protein bars make the perfect snack or dessert. They're naturally sweetened and totally flourless!


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates, packed (about 12 dates)
  • 1 cup almonds (I used roasted salted almonds)
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup vanilla plant-based protein powder (can sub coconut or oats)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp salt (go heavy if using raw almonds)
  • 1 tbsp water or almond milk (if needed)


  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment or wax paper.If your dates are hard, soak them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to soften up.
  2. Place dates, almonds and walnuts in the bowl of a large food processor. Process a minute or two, or until a crumbly mixture is formed.
  3. Add protein powder, cacao powder, chia seeds, and salt. Use a spatula to break apart and stir mixture a bit by hand before processing again until a dough ball is formed. If mixture won't form a ball, add a tablespoon of almond milk.
  4. Place mixture in pan and flatten well with hands until even and smooth. Freeze overnight.
  5. Cut into 8-10 bars. Store in air-right container in freezer for best texture.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 84mg
  • Fat: 12
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg