Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe

These Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars will fill you up with nuts, fruits, and other whole foods. They’re portable and better than sugary store-bought bars. For more homemade snacks, try this Easy Homemade Honey Cashew Butter recipe or this Macadamia Blueberry Breakfast Cookies recipe.

5 from 1 vote
Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe
Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 411 kcal
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted pistachios , shelled
  • 2 cups pitted dates , chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • ¾ cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bar dark chocolate, chopped
  • Sprinkle of coarse sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a food processor, pulse the nuts together until coarsely ground. Add in the dates, cherries, egg whites, and vanilla until a paste forms. Add in chocolate and give a quick pulse. (Do not over-mix the chocolate so you can taste the big yummy chunks!)
  2. Push the mixture into a parchment-lined 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the center feels firm. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut into bars. Sprinkle a little sea salt over top to enhance the sweetness, if desired.
  3. These will last on the counter for a few days or up to a week or more in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

Pro Tip: Use clean parchment to wrap each one and place in small baggies or containers for clean and easy transport!

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 24g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Protein Bars

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Fiona Manoon
    April 11, 2019

    Your blog and your recipes are seriously fab.
    This is one of my favorite food blog.
    Well Again thanks for this wonderful recipe .
    Keep Blogging !!

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