Peanut Butter Protein Cereal Bars

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These crunchy, grain-free, and dairy-free treats are the perfect way to add some extra protein to your day. Plus, keep reading for an easy recipe for thick and creamy chocolate ganache that’s perfect for your healthy holiday baking!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Peanut Butter Protein Cereal Bars

Course Dessert


  • 1 box 7oz of grain-free cereal (we used unsweetened cereal from Eat Lovebird, but crispy rice works great too!)
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter we used Whole Foods brand
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder we used Ritual brand

For the Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream the thick part at the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips we used Lakanto brand
  • Flakey sea salt for topping


  • Mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and protein powder until well combined. Add the cereal and stir until evenly coated.
  • Press the cereal mixture firmly into an 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and coconut cream together, stirring often, until smooth.
  • Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly before pouring it over the cereal mixture in the pan.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for about an hour to allow the ganache to cool and firm up.
  • Once firm, slice the bars and serve with a sprinkle of flakey sea salt on top.
  • Enjoy your delicious treats! Store any leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to one month.

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