No Bake Protein Bars are super simple and the perfect copycat recipe for those delicious RX Bars. The ultimate combination of protein-packed blueberry muffin flavor. Haven’t had a Blueberry RX bar yet? No need to buy to try, here is your chance for a homemade healthy, no-bake protein bar option.
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
No Bake Protein Bars for the WIN! I fell head over heals in love with the blueberry RX bars. They are my secret weapon for surviving traveling.
As many of you know, there aren’t amazing allergy-friendly food options in airports. You can’t just pack your bags, you have to be prepared!
One day “my” store suddenly stopped stocking blueberry RX bars. WHAT!?! Oh, the humanity.
I was heading to a conference the next day and needed a snack for the flight.
Lindsay + No Enough Food = CRASH AND BURN.
I’m not a fabulous traveler to begin with because I just simply NEED food to survive. I mean, I know I could survive some time without food, but my brain turns to just mush and my patience becomes non-existent – nobody wants that.
To avoid this predicament, no bake protein bars to the rescue!
When traveling by myself and all I have with me is a carry-on, these incredible edible bars are JUST what I need to get through to the next “real” meal.
Blueberry No Bake Protein Bars are the Diggity Bomb Because …
- Just 5 ingredients – Anything with 5 ingredients and minimal work is A-OK in my book
- Minimal Work – We are touching on this again because … there is like ZERO work. Toss together, blend, press into pan and voila!
- Easy-to-find ingredients – They can be stored or found in a store any time of the year. Yes please. Michigan Winter Tundra please leave soon, thank you.
- BLUEBERRY MUFFINS-ESQUE! – Well, it makes you feel like you’re eating a blueberry muffin on-the-go and that is pure perfection
What are these 5 easy-to-find simple ingredients in our Blueberry No Bake Protein Bars?
- Dried Blueberries – obviously!
- Pitted Dates
- Egg White Powder – proteinnnnnnnn for the win!
So while my store for some reason stopped stocking my beloved blueberry RX bars, we have a backup plan with these homemade Blueberry No Bake Protein Bars.
I’m obsessed with these bars. I did find out Amazon stocks my blueberry RX, but if you don’t have access to Amazon or are simply in the mood to make your good-for-you food, these healthy protein bars are a perfect way to snack on the go and get your blueberry muffin craving fix.
Samuel Giraldo says
I tried them but I didn’t got the dark/blue look. Could you help?
Huh, did they form bars for you? The only thing I could think of is the dried blueberries might of caused the difference. I own a blendtec and that baby pulses them really well.. perhaps that could of been the difference too?
Do you think I can use liquid egg whites with this recipe? If so should I bake it? Have you ever tried to bake this?
I’ve heard some people trying this with success but make sure they are pasteurized eggs!
Lindsay, just found this recipe today and I want to make it but I only have frozen blueberries snot not dried. Can I use them???
Hi Krista! I would not recommend frozen blueberries – I have not tried it before but I imagine it would not work with this recipe.
Do you use raw or roasted nuts?
I use raw for this recipe
I LOVE this recipe! I use this recipe as a base and have made many variations with fruit (I have yet to tiptoe into the sweet/candy type rx bars). I use medjool dates and they seem to be the sweetest option. I also found it works best to soften them in the microwave for 30 seconds when the dates are kept in the fridge, it makes the mixture stick together better. I recently made tropical flavor. I followed the basic recipe – subbed pineapple for blueberries, used a little under 1 cup of almonds since I didn’t have cashews, added 1.5-2 tbsp of honey since the pineapple was a little sour, and added about 1/8 c of coconut flakes. They were a hit!! I’m going to try making apple cinnamon ones. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS – our daughter also thanks you!! It’s cheaper and we can get creative with flavors!!
Hi Lindsay! This recipe sounds delicious! Do you think I can substitute the egg powder for soy protein? Thanks for your help!
I’m not 100% sure but I do believe that it is worth a shot! If it looks similar consistency to egg white powder then I thinkkkkkk it should work. Let us know if it works! 🙂
Anjelica Michael says
It says see video above, but there is no video. So basically just pulse until it comes together? Seems simple enough
Thanks for letting us know Anjelica! It should stick together when you squeeze it together. The video is in the recipe card – We’ve had a few recipe card tweaks these past couple weeks so are working through them so thank you for bringing this one to our attention! :))
Why is only able to keep for a week? Dates by themselves keep for a while just on the counter.
They can probably keep longer if stored in the fridge. I found that the egg powder after being mixed together began molding if left on the counter for too long. Ours was left in a sun spot by the counter so perhaps that was the reason for it as well.
What would sub well for egg white protein powder in this recipe?
Plain protein powder should work well actually.
Carmen Nix says
Could the copycat blueberry bars be frozen?
I don’t see why not!
I’m curious if you’d be able to add more egg white powder? The RX bars I purchase in the store have 12-14g of protein and I’d love to be able to make these bars but get the protein a little higher. Any ideas on how to go about doing that? Thanks!
Yeah I don’t see why not! What I would do is add a dash of water or so until the mixture comes together as you’ll definitely need to add some liquid to offset the additional powder. Hope this helps and good luck!
Can meringue powder be used in place of egg white powder? I am anxious to make these and I cannot find that egg white powder at a local store.
Mmm not sure what meringue powder is honestly. I also have not been able to buy egg white powder at a local store and we buy our online if thats something you are open too! We’ve got the links to it in our post.
You could also roll them in between two parchment papers, make them thinner and make more bars!
Fantastic thinking Daniela! Love this idea.
Thanks for sharing. Just adding. I didn’t have the powdered egg whites, but did have liquid egg whites in the fridge. I used 3/4 cup of egg whites to 1 cup of nuts , about 5 dates, and 1/4 cup of frozen blue berries. The batter tastes amazing! They are in the oven right now. So no, they aren’t no bake – but so far they taste delish. Baking at 350 for 20 minutes in a parchment paper lined pan.
Have fun everyone! I love that the basic recipe can be modified for whatever flavor profile you want. going to try a coffee flavor next.
Thank for for sharing this adaption! Actually pretty genius and so happy you came back to share with us. I know the powdered egg whites can be difficult for some people to find!
Jan Lovejoy says
Thank you for sharing your recipe. I also love the other ideas. I am curious on the nutrional data that you shared. I am eating the store bought bars as they are high in potassium. I have very low potassium. You wouldn’t happen to know the potassium for your bars , would you?
I really, really, REALLY like the RXbars, and they come in 16 flavors (plus a couple “for kids,” though the adults have to do the Amazon ordering, of course!). I like 11 of the flavors, with blueberry being pretty much my favorite, and I don’t even like blueberries!
I’ll have to try making them with your recipe—should be an interesting challenge since I don’t have a kitchen in my miniscule studio apartment (so no blender, just a mini “sort of” food processor), but I’ll figure it out. I’ve learned how to cook and BAKE with my 1,000 watt microwave oven, so something that’s neither cooked nor baked should be fairly easy 🙂
I cannot seem to find the link to the egg white powder in the post. Can you please provide me with the link? I’m curious of the brand and the price.
I have some dehydrated eggs meant for making backpacking scrambled eggs do you think that would work? I’d rather not order anything until I’ve tried the recipe out.