Go Back

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.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 8 - 12 bars


  • 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.
    View Nutrition Facts


Also be sure to try this popular Chocolate Protein Cake In A Mug.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150kcal