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Copycat Perfect Bars gluten free

The Most Amazing Copycat Perfect Bars (gluten-free!)

These amazing littler bars pack a punch! A couple small bites and you will be ready for the day. Start your day off with the protein your body needs!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, energy bite, perfect bar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Author SplendiferousMama


  • 1 c. blanched almond flour
  • 1 c. oat flour*
  • 1/4 c. protein powder* (one that is tasteless or vanilla works best)
  • 1/2 c. natural peanut butter (like Adams)
  • 1/2 c. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. natural vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips (optional)


  1. First add the blanched almond flour, oat flour and protein powder to your food processor or blender and mix until combined

  2. Next add your peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

  3. Pulse your blender to combine ingredients slowly at first and then more quickly

  4. You will know it is done when it all becomes one ball of dough. You may have a couple chunks left in the bottom, but these are easily combined when you add it to your 8 x 8 glass dish

  5. Place parchment paper in a 8 x 8 glass dish and put your ball of dough in the middle. Pressing it flat into the corners and sides.

  6. Once it is flat, add your mini chocolate chips to the top and gently press them in.

  7. Place the dish in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Then remove and cut into bars or small squares. Keep in the refrigerator and enjoy for up to 2 weeks, if they last that long

Recipe Notes

*Blanched almond flour- I buy Costco's and I love the way they turn out. Blanched means that the skins have been removed, that is why the coloring of blanched almond flour is so light. I have not tried this recipe with unbalanced, but feel free to try and let me know how it goes. 

*Oat flour- You can grind down your own oats into flour in a high powered blender or you can buy them on Amazon. You can also grind down your own oats using a really good food processor, blender, or I've heard that even coffee grinder will work.

*Protein powder- I like to use whey protein isolate because it is tasteless and doesn't change the way my perfect bars turn out. I have also used fit peanut butter, but you can use your favorite protein powder or just add in a 1/4 c. more of oat flour or almond flour. My friend has used this protein powder in this recipe and really liked it.

*Mixing- you could totally mix these by hand or in a KitchenAid mixer. I used my food processor dozens of times and you can use a Vitamix to grind the oats if you don't have oat flour.