These Paleo Sunbutter Protein Bars are a copycat version of the Peanut Butter RXBar. They are no-bake, have only 5 real ingredients, and are so delicious! Whole30, gluten free, and dairy free!
When making my first copycat RXBar I went with the chocolate sea salt because that’s my favorite flavor. I shared them with my brother-in-law who loves them and I asked what his favorite flavor is. He said peanut butter so I knew I had to try to recreate it. I personally haven’t had the peanut butter one, but my brother-in-law gave it the approval and said it’s as close as possible without using actually peanut butter!
The sunflower butter and sunflower seeds taste very similar to peanut butter, but they are conveniently nut free making them perfect for packing in school lunches or making for anyone who has an allergy. Using the seeds also makes them paleo and Whole30. Just like last time I’m going to warn you about eating these on a Whole30- don’t use them as dessert!
I cut the bars into 10 this time so the nutrition facts are as close as possible to the original.
Orignal bars: 210 calories, 8g fat, 6g fiber, 15g sugar, 12g protein
My bars: 263 calories, 15g fat, 4g fiber, 15g sugar, 13g protein
Pretty close and so much for affordable to make at home!
These bars are chewy and soft and make the perfect snack. My toddler couldn’t keep her fingers out of them. They were on a low shelf and every time I opened the fridge she would take a little piece. I love that she likes them I feel good about her eating a snack with healthy fats and a natural sweetener.
I make these in a food processor, but they can also be made in a high powered blender as well. Here is the egg white protein I used. You could also use collagen peptides instead if that’s what you have on hand.
You will love these easy to make, super delicious bars!
HERE is the Chocolate Sea Salt RXBar copycat recipe for you to try!
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup sunbutter, unsalted and unsweetened
- 2 cups dates
- 1 cup egg white powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-4 TB water
- Place sunflower seeds, sunbutter, and dates into a food processor or high powered blender. Process until mixture starts to come together.
- Add in the egg white powder and salt and process, adding a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is mixed. Process on high for a minute before adding more water.
- Press into prepared pan and refrigerate.
- Cut into 10 bars.