Homemade Keto Protein Bar

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Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein BarHomemade Keto Protein Bar:

This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Enjoy these delicious homemade keto protein bar recipe!

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

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Homemade Keto Protein Bar




Yield 12 Medium Bars


Optional Ingredients:


Step #1:  In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.

Step #2:  Transfer the contents of the bowl to a loaf pan or baking dish and smooth the top. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm.

Step #3:  Slice into bars. Serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months and enjoy when you want a delicious boost!

***Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.***

***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**

Courses Breakfast, Snack or Dessert

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 medium bar

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180

% Daily Value

Total Fat 15 g


Total Carbohydrates 5 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Sugars 2 g

Protein 6 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

Dr Jockers Comments

This is a really easy and tasty recipe that is ketogenic, anti-inflammatory and fat burning.  This is loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber.  It is super easy to make and you will love the flavor.

This is perfect for busy families with growing kids who seem to be hungry all the time.  Keep these in your fridge and let your family help themselves.  They are very calorie dense and low-carb, so that combination helps to balance our hormones and produce a natural sense of satiety.

I enjoy using the stevia and the salt helps to drown out any bitter aftertaste from the stevia, if you were concerned about that.  It is also a great idea to increase your mineral intake when doing a low-carb diet because you tend to excrete more sodium on low-carb, ketogenic diets.  Adding small amounts of Himalayan salt to your foods will improve the flavor and provide the minerals you need.

The Lily’s chocolate chips are great because they are sugar-free and flavored with stevia and erythritol.  Most people do very well with these sweeteners.  For me, sugar alcohols do not seem to agree with my digestive tract and I end up with extra gas.  I prefer using pure cacao nibs like these here

For protein, I love the Bone Broth Collagen protein which has high quality collagen protein and peptides to support joint health.  In addition, this protein powder helps improve skin, hair, nails, the immune system and the gut lining.

Check out the Bone broth protein blend below and however you decide to make these…let us know how they came out and how your family enjoyed them in the comments below!

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

Keto Protein Bar, Homemade Keto Protein Bar

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    1. Good question Merle!

      For a lot of the recipes I like to make little changes that are more in line with my dietary strategies. I also put in some commentary that will sometimes address substitutions that can be made for certain people depending on their health situation so that is the difference. I hope that helps!

    1. Hey Grace, this would depend on the nut butter you use as this would be the only source of carbs in this recipe. You should be able to figure this out by looking at the label on your nut butter!


  1. These taste great and are an awesome keto treat, but you can’t pack them in a bag or backpack and go hiking, running, cycling or anything similR because they melt and turn to mush if not kept cold. My guess is because the coconut butter melts as does the nut butter when not kept cool. Total bummer for me as I need a trail running bar to boost my energy after a couple of hours. These are great for at home but no go on the road. If anyone has some ideas to keep em travel stable I’d love to know?!

  2. I can’t get Lily’s in the UK. I can get a vegan 72%no added sugar dark choc sweetened with xylitol. Is this okay for keto.

    Your response would be greatly appreciated

      1. Thank you for your input. I decided to use cacao nibs instead as a healthier option. Turned out great. I train to be very lean all year though have Crohn’s and ceoliacs which I manage through diet, holistic methods and training helps..I have allergies to go with it so keeping of grains isn’t a problem and I make everything myself so I know what’s in it. Plus I use blanched almonds to make the butter because of the phytics in the skin. Causes problems for me. Happy new year America

  3. When you say “press into pan” that’s a bit impossible since this batter is as runny as cake batter!! Is it supposed to be so runny?

  4. The cocoa nibs work great in this recipe…plenty sweet without SF choc chips. line the pan with wax paper and lift out after freezing to cut.

          1. I did put it in the freezer and it did harden. Then I moved it to the frig. When I go to eat one it starts to melt. I am not a knowledgeable cook. I want to know what I could add so I can take it in my lunch?

  5. Thank you Dr. Jockers for so many wonderful recipes! Your website was a lifesaver for me when this year my husband had to switch to keto for health reasons. I was not overwhelmed at all because I knew of your website. We make this recipe often and so many others! Thankyou for all the work you have done to provide these recipes for us at no cost!

  6. These are lovely. I added an extra 2 scoops of Verisol collagen protein peptides and some shredded coconut to the recipe, and used the cacao nibs option instead of the choc chips. Now they’re a delicious way to get a good dose of superfoods. Thank you for publishing these easy yummy keto recipes!

  7. I alwayd appreciate your artiles; however, stevia or monk fruit are not really HEALTHY alternatives to sugar. They are getting unfair plugs. I suppose because of stock market investors.
    I’m about to publish a healthy Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Naturally sweet cookbook.
    I wrote it for my 6 grandchildren to grow up healthy, and the rest of the world will
    be able to share the information. The reason I got involved in writing it was reading recipes for people with health issues being told in cookbooks to eat things like 3- 4 cups of confectioners sugar in typical frostings. (Or Erythritol, Stevia, Monk Fruit as substitutes.
    The only sugars I’ve concluded safe in your body in small amounts, are coconut sugar, maple or date syrup, and honey, molasses, in that order.
    I invented frostings white or chocolate, or flavored if you wish, that needs no added
    sugar, just fruit.
    I hope you’ll guide people better in the future about natural nutritive sweeteners
    in moderation.

  8. I just media these but used chocolate protein powder. It already has stevia so I didn’t need to add any. I did add some coconut flakes to meet up with the chocolate flavor! Delicious.

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