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Keto Protein Bars | 5 Ingredients and No-Baking

These incredible low carb protein bars were originally published in July 2018. I have updated the recipe and the steps to make this recipe better than the original.

These are still what I consider to be the best keto protein bar there is! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Why These Keto Protein Bars Are So Good!

Making homemade low carb protein bars is so easy! This recipe gives you the chance to make bars better than supermarket keto protein bars. Make your own better-than Quest Bars or Smart Bars with ingredients you have at home!

  • This keto protein bar recipe is really easy to make! Prep only takes about 2 minutes and no cooking involved. These are a no bake keto protein bar. How good is that?
  • These low carb protein bars are versatile. You can make keto protein bars with no nuts, or with any flavourings you prefer!
  • These protein bars are keto and low carb with less than 1g net carbs per serving.
  • All our recipes are tested in multiple kitchens and by multiple home cooksWe want to create the best keto recipes! Quality and flavour is super important to the Mad Creations team!

The Keto Ingredients in Keto Protein Bars

Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make our delicious keto protein bars

Keto Protein Powder – I use an unflavored Whey Protein Isolate. You can choose from your best keto protein powders both flavoured or unflavored for this recipe.

Sukrin Syrup – You will need a sticky keto sweetener like Sukrin Gold to make these bars. It is what holds the bar together.

MCT Oil – I use MCT Oil but you can use coconut oil or a neutral taste olive oil if preferred.

Chefs Tip!

Tip #1 – Don’t add all the WPI at once.

I like to add about three-quarters of the powder and add as I mix the protein bars.

It makes it easier to mix and allows me to judge whether I need more. Some WPI powders are more absorbent. If the mixture is dry add some more syrup or oil to make it smooth.

Tip #2 – Mix with your hands. I put on gloves and mix this way. It helps make a better smoother bar and you can feel if the mixture needs more of any particular ingredients.

How to Make Keto Protein Bars

Step 1. Heat the syrup. It doesn’t need to be too hot, especially if you are mixing by hand. If you do not have a microwave this can be done over a saucepan of simmering water.

Step 2. Add the ingredients to the bowl. (See above for tips).

Step 3. Mix with gloved hands until it is smooth. It should stick together and be slightly sticky.

Step 4. Line a slice tray with cling film and press the mixture into the tray evenly. As you can see from my picture I chose to top with extra toasted almonds. Cover and chill. Cut into bars or bites and enjoy!

FAQS and Hot Tips!

Are keto bars a meal replacement?

That is up to you. Depending on the protein powder used the bars can be a good source of protein and may give you the feeling of fullness. Personally, I wouldn’t use a bar as a replacement for real food though.

What store bought bars are keto friendly?

Most bars found in the supermarket do contain maltitol. If buying a protein bar look for brands like Locako.

Are low carb bars good for weight loss?

Weight loss is linked to what you eat overall and when. I wouldn’t say a keto protein bar could tip it either way.

What is the best keto protein powder to use?

Up to you. I choose a WPI but if you need a dairy-free protein powder I would go with pea protein.

3 protein bars stacked on a chopping board.

Low This Recipe? Then You’ll Love…

We aim to make the best keto snacks and best keto sweets. This recipe is a great option for both.

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Low Carb Protein Bars – Keto Nougat

Be prepared to fall in love with these Vanilla Nougat Keto Protein Bars. So good!
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian Keto
Diet Diabetic
Recipe Category Low Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 12 serves
Calories 76kcal
Author Megan Ellam



  • Heat the syrup in a large heat-safe bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds or until you see it start to bubble.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Using your hands really mash these ingredients until it starts to form a sticky but dry consistency.
  • Press into moulds of choice or slice tray. Refrigerate until set


This recipe yields approximately 12 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. The bars can easily be made into smaller bite size portions.

To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 12. Result will be the weight of one serving. 

Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on product brand and types of ingredients used. 

I do not use weight per portion for the nutritional as it would require exacting ingredients and uniform bars and ingredients distribution in each bar e.g. does each bar have exactly 15 pieces of almond weighing X. This is why recipes are based on the ingredients used and divided into portions as a rough guide only!

All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.

This recipe card instructions contains the most basic of steps and list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions please scroll up to the blog post for more information.



Serving: 1serve | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0mg | Net Carbs: 0g

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017.

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