No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars

Extra chewy no bake red velvet protein bars which take ten minutes to prep and are healthy for you! Inspired by the classic red velvet cake, this no bake protein-packed recipe is also naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and comes with a tested paleo option! 

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Another day, another reader request…..

This time- It’s one of my all time favorite people ever- Alison. A few weeks ago, she requested red velvet something and although I shared the cake last week, I had to create one which she could physically try….in person. 

Thank you, USPS.

There are little things which amaze me about America which we never had back home in Australia. The fact that I can sent actual food which aren’t packaged is amazing. I still remember the first time I did it (which was sending this granola as part of a giveaway pack early May), I was scared it would be rejected at USPS. I thought the officer there would deny me sending the package but all he did was ask if there were breakables inside (I was tempted to say chocolate chunks), but refrained. 

Off it went and 3 days later, it was received.

Thank you, USPS.

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Ever since then, I’ve loved buying those prepaid boxes and not having to stress about things being denied or things being charged more based on weight. You simply fill it up, close it up and voila- It’s sent.

Since I’ve come to LA, having taste testers for recipes has been incredibly difficult. I’ve been testing recipes, eating them myself but let’s be real here- No two taste buds are the same. My sweet tooth may equate your savory tooth or it may be sickly sweet- It’s hard to judge which is why having Alison a mere…..4-hour plane ride (or 2-3 day shipping trip) away a blessing.

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The best part of Alison (besides her amazing friendship) is that she does not discriminate the visual aesthetics of food and as such- I jam packed that cheeky USPS box to the brim. Instead of using nice Tupperware or wrapping items up individually, I simply stuffed them. STUFFED THEM. Into sandwich bags went today’s recipe, an upcoming recipe (SO GOOD- Actually, maybe ask Alison for a recommendation…) and these 3 ingredient no bake oatmeal cookies. I also think I sent her another recipe experiment which tasted so good but was SO visually unfortunate, I need to re-shoot it. 

Anyway.

The shipment arrived within 3 days and were completely deformed. However, the red velvet bars were there and I had to know…how were they? Alison was a fan of them and actually noted something I preach all the time- TEXTURE!

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Some of the bars were frozen longer and thus- More chewy and firmer in texture. 

Room temperature and less firm = Doughy, soft and more flavorful. 

WINNING! Ready now to whip these no bake red velvet protein bars

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These no bake red velvet protein bars may look decadent and sinful but actually, are really healthy for you and the perfect snack recipe! It’s packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you satisfied between meals or have a filling sweet treat anytime! They use one bowl and take less than 10 minutes to prep- The tough part is waiting for them to firm up in the fridge, but you can be cheeky and save some of the batter to eat WHILE you wait. Not only are they naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free, they also have been tested out for my paleo friends out there! 

HACK! To give it the rich, velvet color, I used beet powder– something also used in this red velvet mug cake. I promise you CAN’T taste the beets but in return, you get this amazing color AND a boost of health. 

Winning! 

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars- 10 minutes and 1 bowl to make these extra chewy, soft and delicious snack bars- No added sugar too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy no bake red velvet protein bars and know they’ve been given the seal of approval from some amazing taste buds. (Seriously, just check out her eats anywhere, anytime)

Healthy No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars
Extra chewy no bake red velvet protein bars which take ten minutes to prep and are healthy for you! Inspired by the classic red velvet cake, this no bake protein-packed recipe is also naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and comes with a tested paleo option!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten free oat flour (For the paleo option, use 1 cup coconut flour)
  2. ½ cup coconut flour, sifted (Can sub for almond or more oat flour)
  3. ½ cup vanilla or chocolate vegan or paleo friendly protein powder
  4. 1-2 T cocoa powder (adjust depending on chocolate flavor you want)
  5. 1 T beet powder (optional)
  6. 2 T granulated sweetener of choice
  7. ½ cup almond butter (can sub for any nut butter)
  8. ½ cup brown rice syrup (sub for maple syrup in the paleo version)
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 T + dairy free milk of choice*
  11. Mini chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking dish with greased paper and set aside.
  2. In large microwave safe bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, granulated sweetener, cocoa powder, beetroot powder and mix well.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, combine the nut butter and liquid sweetener and heat until melted. Add the vanilla extract and pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well- It should be crumbly.
  4. Using a spoon, add the dairy free milk of choice one spoonful at a time until a thick, firm batter is formed. Stir through chocolate chips and transfer to lined baking dish and press firmly.
  5. Refrigerate until firm before slicing up to enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Depending on the flour/protein powder combination, you may need more or less. I used up to 3/4 cup with the paleo version.
  2. These are soft at room temperature but delicious eaten from the fridge or thawed from the freezer!
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44 thoughts on “No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars

  1. These look so good! I love red velvet stuff and can’t seem to find much of it in the UK 🙁 Beet powder is amazing and it doesn’t have that earthiness to it that beets do (though I love beets!). Also, I loved prepaid USPS packages when I was living back home in the states. Now, everything I send is international and so expensive for the smallest of parcels. Are you loving L.A.? 🙂

  2. People can say what they want to about the postal system, but if they deliver baked goods, I say they are alright by me! Now, will they send me baked goods and work off the calories as well?

  3. You should sell them online as a Valentine’s Day treat. They look so cute and lovely! You could easily charge an arm and a leg (Valentine’s Day Business), ship them to all over America and make boatloads of money!

    My mother-in-law ships about 20 Stollen to friends and relatives all over Germany every year for Christmas. And it’s not too pricey here as well.

  4. It depends….if I’ve burned my tongue, then my tastebuds are totally whacked up! Unfortunately, that happened to me this week 🙁
    Anyways, I would LOVE to be a taste-tester, but I don’t know how shipping would be! If I was a taste tester for this recipe that would’ve been awesome! 😀

  5. How about you make good use of these amazing flatrate shipping boxes and send me some goodies to taste-test ;)?? I wouldn’t complain.
    And you really can’t mail food in Australia? In Germany we lack the cheap mailing rates but mothers all around the country mail care packages to their [grown-up] children all of the time.

  6. I’m waiting for my package… *arms folded, tapping foot* to devour, I mean taste test. I am only in Idaho so get packaging!

  7. Made a batch of these tonight- been stalking your recipes for awhile and my love for red velvet pushed me over the edge. Very good- I’m not much on protein bars, but these were good- and I like that being homemade, I know exactly what is in them. I do have a general question, as I’ve not stumbled upon it in any of your posts yet- though I’ll admit, I’m not a patient researcher. Do you have anywhere that you discuss the products you use and recommend particular brands you have used with success? Sometimes I wonder when I get weird results if I’m doing something wrong or if I’m using the wrong things. I’ve only recently begun eating paleo, so a lot of the ingredients are still a mystery to me. Thank you for the great recipes!

    1. Hey Amy! 🙂

      Thanks so much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed them! As for the protein powder, sure thing- If you go to my ‘shop’ page, I list my favorites which are ones I test on ALL my recipes calling for protein powder! 🙂

  8. Delicious! I used chocolate rice protein, doubled the beetroot powder, used the max amount of cocoa powder, and skipped the 2 Tbsp sweetener. I wish I had used a vanilla rice protein, so I could have gotten the pretty red color. And even without the 2 Tbsp sweetener, mine came out sweet enough it could be called candy. Yummy! Will make again!

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