Chocolate Protein Bars

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

These chocolate protein bars are a copycat version of the popular RXBars. They are packed with protein and are also a source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and magnesium. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free plus paleo and whole 30 friendly. They make a great post-workout snack. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup egg white protein powder
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2-4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. large grain salt


  • Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the NutraMilk:
    • Place almonds and cashews in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 2-3 minutes until nuts are finely ground.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • Add egg white powder, dates and cacao powder.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 4-5 minutes until a mixture blends together like cookie dough. Add 1 tbsp. at a time of water (if needed) to achieve a cookie dough-like consistency.
  • Transfer mixture in prepared pan and with a spatula press down firmly to flatten and compact tightly. Sprinkle with large grain salt and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

  • Cut into squares or rectangles depending on your preference. Keep refrigerated for best texture.