[RECIPE] Chocolate Whey Protein Oaty Bars

Chocolate Whey Protein Oaty Bars

The combination of protein and carbs makes this the ideal post-workout snack for the gym girl on the go!


  • 250g coconut oil
  • 50g honey
  • 180g desiccated coconut
  • 400g rolled oats
  • 120g whey protein, chocolate flavour
  • Xylitol or stevia liquid (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100g dried fruit mix and/or cashew nuts (optional)
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 60ml milk or soya milk

Your ideal healthy snack box option. Just Use it as part of a balanced meal plan and be portion-wise!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Spray a rectangular 23x33cm pan with original Spray-n-Cook.
  3. Place coconut oil and honey in a pot and melt together on low heat for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add coconut, oats, chocolate whey protein, xylitol, cinnamon, salt and dried fruit.
  5. Add the bicarb/milk mixture last.
  6. Mix all ingredients thoroughly on low heat for 1 minute.
  7. Press into baking pan.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Cut into squares when cooled.

Recipe by Nicolette Brits

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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