German Chocolate Protein Bars

These German Chocolate Protein Bars are filled with chocolate and coconut flavors for a gluten free, vegan, refined-sugar free, protein-packed treat. 

Prep Time
20 mins
Set up Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
4.94 from 15 votes
German Chocolate Protein Bars
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: German Chocolate Protein Bars
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Original Recipe
New & Improved Recipe
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup vegan protein powder I used soy
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted and soaked for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup + ¼ cup chopped pecans divided
  • ½ cup + ¼ cup shredded coconut divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • water as needed up to ¼ cup
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips
  1. In a food processor grind up the oats until they are a fine flour. Add protein and cocoa powders and blend again until well combined.
  2. Drain and rinse the dates then add them to the food processor along with ½ cup of pecans, ½ cup of shredded coconut, vanilla, and salt. Blend again, adding a little water at a time, until a dough forms.
  3. Transfer dough to a bowl, stir in the remaining ¼ cup of pecans and coconut along with 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips.
  4. Scrape dough onto a piece of parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll the bars out to about ½ inch, shaping into a square as you roll.
  5. Place the bars in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, allowing them to firm up before cutting into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Store in refrigerator for 5 days or a month in the freezer.
Recipe Notes

When making the original recipe, add the brown rice syrup in along with the dates and omit the water.

Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.