Chocolate Workout Bars

These healthy chocolate workout bars are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients, yet they taste like you’re eating a gooey chocolate fudge brownie!

Chocolate Healthy Snack Bars

Plus there’s NO oven required!

If you’re looking for a new go-to healthy chocolate snack or breakfast bar, definitely give these chocolate workout bars a try.

The recipe can be completely vegan, oil free, gluten free, soy free, nut free, low calorie, flourless, dairy free, and egg free.

You may also like: Healthy Banana Bread

Chocolate Workout Bars

The portable healthy snack bars can be packed into a lunchbox or taken on the go.

You can also freeze leftover bars for up to three months, to have on hand and quickly grab for breakfast on a rushed morning, perhaps with a Strawberry Smoothie or a homemade Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

For a nut free option, feel free to use sunbutter, wow butter, or coconut butter. And change up the flavor by adding a half teaspoon of instant coffee or pure vanilla extract, or switch out the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips.

Still craving chocolate? Make Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Vegan Snack Bars

Above, watch the chocolate workout bar recipe video

Protein Chocolate Healthy Snack Bar Recipe

The recipe was adapted from my Workout Brownies and these Black Bean Brownies.

Chocolate Workout Bars


Chocolate Workout Bars

These fudgy brownie-like chocolate workout bars are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients, for a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, black beans, chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 – 12 bars
Calories 150kcal


  • 1 can black beans (for low carb, try these Keto Protein Bars)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice or oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, agave, or date syrup
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup oat flour or almond flour, or 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (not optional)
  • optional chocolate coating below


  • Line an 8-inch pan with parchment or wax paper. Drain and rinse beans very well. Blend all ingredients except chips in a good food processor (a blender works if you must, but you should routinely stop the blender and stir to ensure ingredients blend evenly). Stir in chips. Smooth into prepared pan, and freeze to set. 

    *Optional chocolate coating: Chill bars at least half an hour, then either melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 tsp oil to form a thin sauce OR whisk 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, and 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave to form a sauce. Spread over the bars, then freeze to set the chocolate.

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