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Matcha Protein Bars Recipe

October 26, 2021

Looking for a healthy and energizing snack recipe? Look no further than these Matcha Protein Bars made with a vegan, cashew base and matcha, coconut butter frosting for healthy snacking on a budget.

These Matcha Protein Bars are a healthy recipe made with a vegan cashew crust and energizing matcha frosting for a delicious snack on the run #matcha #proteinbars

My love affair with these matcha protein bars began when I was doing my 200 hour YTT and basically had to pack 3 meals a day + snacks for an entire weekend. We were in the studio Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Not to mention the fact that we were doing yoga at least 50% of the time. All to say… we were HUNGRY.

No matter how much food I’d back, my tummy would inevitably start rumbling and whenever we’d have a quick 10 minute break I’d run a couple blocks over to Urban Remedy and grab a snack. 9 times out of 10 I’d reach for their Matcha Protein Bar. It became my saving grace, not only providing me with the energy I needed to get through the day, but also a small dose of caffeine to physically stay awake.

The cashew base for this healthy plant-based matcha bar recipe

Now, years later, I’m still equally as addicted to these bars but don’t live close enough to grab one and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on them. They certainly aren’t cheap! But they’re delicious and full of healthy ingredients so I’ve never felt bad buying them. And then I had a thought: what if I tried making them at home? It only took a few recipes tweaks but we finally have the perfect Matcha Protein Bar Recipe.


A few key points when making these matcha protein bars:

-Use high quality, food-grade matcha. You can taste the difference! We like this one

-A neutral-flavored plant-based protein powder is key (we like this one). You can use whatever protein powder you have but for a taste similar to the original that isn’t too sweet, go with something neutral or vanilla-flavored.

-Keep these stored in the fridge. You can keep them out for a few hours, but they will soften. If I’m out for the day I will put them in a glass tupperware so they don’t lose their shape.

-Whether or not your coconut butter melts depends on the brand. If it doesn’t melt, no biggie! Just combine with matcha and spread overtop the base and it will solidify on top just as well.

Beautiful Matcha Coconut Butter frosting onto these healthy and energizing Vegan Matcha Protein Bars #vegan #proteinbars #matcha

Whether I’m just hanging out at home or have a weekend adventure, I love having these protein bars on hand for a delicious, energizing snack!


Matcha Protein Bars

Looking for a healthy and energizing snack recipe? Look no further than these Matcha Protein Bars made with a vegan, cashew base and matcha, coconut butter frosting for healthy snacking on a budget.

  • Author: Jess @ The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup plant-based protein powder of choice, we like this one*
  • 3 tbsp solid coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut butter**
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 tsp each white and black sesame seeds (or whatever you have)


  1. Blend the cashews, protein powder, coconut oil, honey, coconut flour and a small pinch of salt in a food processor until you have a smooth, well blended dough.
  2. Press the dough into a parchment lined 9×5” loaf pan.
  3. Whisk the melted coconut butter and matcha and pour over the dough.
  4. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and place in the fridge to set for 30 min.
  5. Remove from the pan and parchment and cut into 8 bars.
  6. Store in fridge for several weeks

*Make sure it is neutral or vanilla flavored
**May not melt fully – see instructions above recipe if it doesn’t

Keywords: matcha bars, matcha protein bars

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  • Reply
    April 9, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    I have never seen coconut butter but we have coconut paste here… will attempt with this!

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    March 28, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Easy & absolutely delicious!
    I almost doubled up on the topcoat though, cause it’s the best part hah. Been missing those matcha bars since I’m no longer living in the states – definitely gonna make these many times!

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      March 28, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      So happy to hear that!

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    Sandra Loughmiller
    December 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    greasy, waste of ingredients

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    October 12, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I was in a similar boat as you—obsessed with Urban Remedy’s matcha bars and spending a fortune on them. I figured they couldn’t be too hard to make myself and stumbled across your recipe. Turns out they are SUPER easy to make and taste better than Urban Remedy’s version! I subbed almond flour for coconut flour since that’s what I had, and topped them with coconut flakes/chia seeds/help seeds. They are divine! I just made my 4th batch. Cheers 🙂

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      Davida Lederle
      October 13, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      So glad you enjoyed!! We make this recipe all the time too!

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      January 25, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      Omg, I am so glad I saw your comment! I stumbled upon Urban Remedy’s Matcha Energy Bar at a new Whole Foods Store yesterday . I am completely in love with the bar and was amazed by the great taste. (Still kept thinking about it😋) However, I don’t have the budget to splurge on it so I too search for the recipe. I can’t wait to try the recipe myself.

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    January 30, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Didn’t have coconut flour so I substituted ground chia and ground flax in equal amounts. This is a delicious recipe- thank you!!

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      January 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      awesome! So happy to hear that!

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    October 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    These are so good! I’ve made them into a staple to have around the house. They are remarkably similar to the ones you can buy. Thank you for creating this recipe!!!! 🙂

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    March 27, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Wow, it looks so delicious! And your photos are so gorgeous, I really want to make this recipe. 😀 Thank you a lot for sharing with us this recipe!!

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    March 16, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    I would like to try these but the coconut, almond and cashew butters where I live (outside the US) are prohibitively expensive. I imagine peanut butter would be too strong… is there something else you might suggest as a sub? Alternatively, what if I mixed the powder into the bar itself and nixed the icing?

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