How To Make 5 MINUTE Protein Bar Mason Jars!

5 Minute Bar Jars Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Proteins Bars and Mason Jars! No, I’m not gonna rap but feel free to steal that song title. Now what do both of these have in common? If you said you can easily take them on-the-go, congratulations…you win nothing. Today however, we’re making 3 quick and travel friendly desserts so that has to count for something!

To start you’ll need at least half pint mason jars and your favorite protein bar.

Mason Jars:
Protein Bars:

Recipe #1: PROTEIN BAR PARFAIT! Three ingredients that you’re gonna layer in. Start with a Greek yogurt (whatever flavor you want), on top of that some fruit, and then a third of a protein bar broken up. Repeat those steps until you have however many layers you want.

 The biggest thing with this one is that you just wanna make sure the flavors of the yogurt, fruit, and protein bar compliment each other which makes this recipe super easy to change up if you get bored with it.

Protein Bar Parfait:

  • 1 Container (5.3 Ounces/150g) Greek Yogurt
  • Your Choice Fruit
  • 1 Protein Bar

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Net Calories: 326
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 231mg
  • Carbs: 53g (35g NET)
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 33g

How to make:

  1. Add 1/3 of your Greek yogurt into a half pint mason jar followed by some Fruit and a broken up Protein Bar
  2. Repeat

Recipe #2: PROTEIN BAR TRAIL MIX! I can’t be the only one who loves trail mix here so I had to put my own spin on it…which is also the easiest recipe ever. Throw into your jar 1 ounce of cashews, 1/2 ounce of almonds, sunflower kernels, and dried mango, a couple yogurt raisins, and a broken up protein bar. Cover it and shake it to mix everything up!

The best thing about making your own trail mix is that you can change it up to suit your macros. Use any kind of dried fruit, seed, or nut you want…have fun with it!

Protein Bar Trail Mix:

  • 1 Ounce (28g) Cashews
  • 1/2 Ounce (14g) Almonds
  • 1/2 Ounce (14g) Sunflower Kernels
  • 1/2 Ounce (14g) Dried Mango
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Yogurt Raisins
  • 1 Protein Bar

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Net Calories: 648
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 349mg
  • Carbs: 70g (50g NET)
  • Fiber: 20g
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Protein: 31g

How to make:

  1. Break up your Protein Bar and throw all your ingredients into a half pint mason jar
  2. Shake them up


  • Add whatever you want into your trail mix!

Recipe #3: PROTEIN BAR DIRT PUDDING! I know a few of you have asked for me to get a little dirty on this channel, so here we go. In a food processor or blender add in 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, 1 ounce of milk, 2 tablespoons of some cocoa powder, 1 serving of chocolate sugar free instant pudding, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and an optional 1 teaspoon of sweetener. Mix those up then add your mix into a mason jar. Top your pudding with a crushed up protein bar making sure to crush it up as much as you can (it’s your dirt) and top it with a gummy worm.

How many of you guys have actually heard of dirt pudding before? Let me know in the comments below! I think it might have been a 90’s thing? Either way, it’s delicious and cottage cheese has casein in it which is a slow digesting protein. What’s that mean? It’s a way for me to justify eating it before bed. It makes me happy and I’ll stay full longer!!!

Protein Bar Dirt Pudding:

  • 1/2 Cup (113g) Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 Ounce Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Serving (11g) Instant Sugar Free Fat Free Chocolate Pudding
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • *Optional 1 Teaspoon Sweetener
  • 1 Protein Bar
  • 1-2 Gummy Worms

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Net Calories: 415
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 741mg
  • Carbs: 65g (48g NET)
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 40g

How to make:

  1. Add all of your ingredients aside from your Protein Bar and Gummy Worm(s) into a food processor or blender
  2. Process everything together
  3. Add your mix into a half pint mason jar
  4. Break up your Protein Bar and sprinkle it on top (so it looks like dirt)
  5. Top with your Gummy Worm(s)!

Like these? Let me know your favorite recipe here! If you wanna check out the new Labrada protein bar line you can do that by clicking here. There’s 3 flavors now and they’re actually really good (not filled with a bunch of junk either).

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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