collagen protein bars

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This Collagen Protein Bar Recipe Will Replace All the Store-Bought Bars in Your Bag

It's the super power tucked into every wellness woman's bag, the thing she never leaves the house (or the gym) without, her secret weapon for hanger emergencies: the protein bar.

But finding a protein bar that suits your particular palate and dietary preferences can be tricky, which is why we put together this recipe for DIY bars that are customizable to your tastes.

The one non-negotiable ingredient? Youtheory® Collagen Powder, which gives your tasty bars a bump of extra protein plus all the beauty-boosting benefits of collagen that help support your hair, skin, nails, and joints. A secret weapon with a secret weapon? That's a pretty powerful snack.

Watch the video to see how to make your own collagen protein bars at home, and get the full recipe below.

Energy Granola Bars

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    8-10 bars
  • Dietary
    Icon for Dairy-free


  • rolled oats
    1/2 cup rolled oats
  • whole almonds
    1/4 cup whole almonds
  • whole pistachios
    1/4 cup whole pistachios
  • Medjool dates
    16 Medjool dates pitted
  • creamy almond butter
    1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • maple syrup
    2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • goji berries
    1/4 cup goji berries
  • chia seeds
    1/2 cup chia seeds
  • flaxseed
    1 Tbsp flaxseed
  • cacao nibs
    1 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • Youtheory®️ Collagen Powder
    1 scoop Youtheory®️ Collagen Powder
  • cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • cardamom
    1/4 tsp cardamom
  • salt
    1 dash salt
  • water
    1/4 cup water optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Place oats, almonds, and pistachios on sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Toast 6-8 minutes until lightly browned, then remove and reserve.

  3. In food processor, process dates until they roll into a ball.

  4. Add almond butter and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.

  5. Add Youtheory® Vanilla Collagen Powder, oats, almonds, pistachios, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seed, cacao nibs, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Blend until combined, adding cold water if needed.

  6. Transfer mixture to plastic wrap-lined tray and smooth into 1" to 2” layer if making squares or divide into 8-10 pieces and roll into balls and place on tray.

  7. Wrap tray in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes to harden. Remove and cut into squares, if making squares.

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