They might not exactly be Insta-worthy, and you do run the risk of being asked why you’re eating bird food, but these babies make up for it in their nutrition facts. Each bar has about 3 grams of sugar (1 gram if you use original PB2) and 5.5 grams of protein, not to mention all the benefits of chia seeds. And they just taste like chocolate peanut butter. If you don’t believe me, they only take 5 minutes to make, and that’s if you’re stirring real slow. Being healthy takes enough effort as it is.

Um, what is PB2 and why would I leave my room to go buy it?

It’s just powdered peanut butter. There are lots of brands that make it and your typical grocery store will usually sell at least one, though the chocolate version may not be available. Using normal peanut butter for this recipe will be a disaster, trust me.

Peanut Butter Chia Bars

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2.5 tablespoon PB2 (chocolate or original)
  • 2 tablespoon chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almond
  • Step 1

    Mix the PB2, chia, water, vanilla, and honey in a small bowl or cup.

    #SpoonTip: You can also use maple syrup or agave. 

  • Step 2

    Scoop out the mixture into a container and flatten it with a spoon (or your hands) to the thickness you want. If that’s too much effort you can also just eat it out of the bowl at this point. I feel you.

  • Step 3

    If you’re including them, chop almonds and press into your bars.

  • Step 4

    Cut up your bars and bask in the feeling of being one healthy (lazy) mofo.

    Photo by Maria Sison