No Bake S’mores Protein Bars


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Set your timer to ten minutes as that’s all you’ll need to make these delicious no bake protein bars which have all the flavours of a s’mores bar, but so much healthier! These bars are gluten free, vegan, dairy free and a much healthier alternative to store bought protein bars.

Healthy NO BAKE S'mores Protein Bars- Thick, chewy and secretly healthy, these snack bars are packed with protein but taste like dessert! A simple, easy and popular pin! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-


For those who are fans of the ‘Instagram gems’ on my Man Sass Monday posts would be aware that Quest Bars make a consistent appearance. Heck, they even featured in my Arman meme post. 

You might think will all these jokes made about Quest Bars that I’m somewhat against them or think of them in negative light but in actual fact, I do enjoy them. During university, during errands and random snacking back in Australia, I’d often resort to them (when I had them in possession). They were filling, tasted good and came in a variety of flavours. 

FUN FACT- Last year, I even went to the Quest headquarters to meet the epic Clark and the team there. I first ‘met’ Clark back in the early days of TBMW and since then, we’ve kept in contact. Quest have really supported TBMW in the early days and continue to do so with giveaways and product and I’m appreciative of that.

No Bake S'mores Protein Bars which are the perfect snack recipe to have on hand- Ready in 10 minutes!

What DOES baffle me is when people somehow claim these bars are desserts, cheat meals or something to ‘earn’. When I choose to eat a quest bar, it’s my notion of a healthy snack choice when I’m busy or know a meal is a while away because it’s filling and satisfying. You will not, however see me dancing around one after dinner, putting a candle in it and having a hot date. I’m sorry but not even humans get that treatment. 

My No Bake S’mores Protein Bar recipe was inspired by Quest’s newest flavour. However, in terms of ingredients and taste/texture, it is different. 

Will you be able to call my version a dessert like the Quest bar version? No. 

Will you be able to broil it, make it into waffles or bake it into baked goods like Quest Bars do? Probably not.

Will you be able to shape and form it into a damn ball gown like Quest Bars do? Yes. 

However, you can be confident knowing you’ve got a delicious SNACK which is full of delicious, wholesome ingredients which take no time to make and can be worn as a ball gown and yes. You’d better be a fan of these because I have a couple of sneaky ones to share inspired by them too!

No Bake S'mores Protein Bars which are the perfect snack recipe to have on hand- Ready in 10 minutes!

These Healthy No Bake S’mores Protein Bars are your new high protein snack bar to add to your snacking repertoire. Depending on whether you choose to eat them at room temperature or slightly thawed, their texture is amazing. They are soft, chewy and just like a fudge bar and can be more or less firm, depending on your preferences. They are not only high in protein, but are also refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

I opted to use these marshmallows and these chocolate chips for the campfire S’mores recipe and they have remained firm favourites for me. To get the ‘graham cracker’ texture, I actually used these Mary’s Gone Cracker’s graham minis

No Bake S'mores Protein Bars which are the perfect snack recipe to have on hand- Ready in 10 minutes!

Make these No Bake S’mores Protein Bars but don’t consider it dessert…unless it’s eaten over an ice cream sundae with a waiter called ‘Nigel’ by your side to refill promptly. 

No Bake S'mores Protein Bars

5 from 1 vote
Set your timer to ten minutes as that's all you'll need to make these delicious no bake protein bars which have all the flavours of a s'mores bar, but so much healthier! These bars are gluten free, vegan, dairy free and a much healthier alternative to store bought protein bars.


  • 2 cups gluten free oat flour rolled oats ground to a flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup vegan or casein protein powder*
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice optional
  • 2 tablespoon crushed gluten free graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mild tasting nut butter I used cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup can sub for honey or another sticky sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon + dairy free milk of choice**
  • Handful of mini marshmallows
  • Handful of dairy free chocolate chips


  • Line a large baking dish with greased baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder, granulated sweetener and crushed graham cracker crumbs and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with your liquid sweetener. Pour into your dry mixture and mix very well. If mixture is still crumbly, using a tablespoon at a time, at dairy free milk until a thick batter is formed.
  • Add your mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and transfer the bar batter into the lined pan and press firmly.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.


* From personal experience, strict whey based protein powders don't work well and make the mixture extremely difficult to work with.
** Depending on the brand of protein powder, liquid sweetener and coconut flour you use, you may need more or less dairy free milk. Adjust accordingly.
Author: Arman
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No Bake S'mores Protein Bars which are the perfect snack recipe to have on hand- Ready in 10 minutes!

Are you a fan of Quest Bars? Favourite flavour? 

Will you attempt to make a ball gown out of this bar? 

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I’ve never tried a Quest bar! I have a feeling I’d like your version better anyway 🙂

  2. Yes! I am all about s’mores in the summer…pass me one of these bars! And 10 minutes, you say? Ok, I can get behind that! I’ve never had a Quest bar, but now I am intrigued. I’m also planning on taking this s’more protein bar and putting it on my waffle iron to create dessert today…do you think that will be ok?

    1. Oh mate. You’re missing out. Quest bars are like gelato.

      PS- I totally waffled a quest bar and it was heinous. I even have photographic evidence lol!

  3. I work at a retail store that sells quest bars, and I have so many customers that buy quest bars by the box! They also live the quest chips and protein powder. I enjoy the banana walnut, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon role, and coconut cashew bars. The chocolate chip cookie dough are by far the favorite among customers! They make a good/high protein snack though!

  4. The Quest Bars are ok in my book. I don’t love them or quite understand how people get so excited by them. I’m sure I’d like your recipe way better.

  5. Never had a Quest bar, but honestly not even a fan. The actually seem sketch to me, sorrrry. THESE however, are much simple and don’t have sneaky “natural flavors” listed on the back. Well done.

  6. i like quest bars but they get hard really fast and I can only handle a little at time with my digestion. Ha, i know. Grandma cotter here. SO i’ll gladly take yours!

  7. I love these protein bars! They look like mini Quest bars except with even more goodness inside! 😀

  8. I bet these are better than Quest bars! I tried a couple and did not care for them in the slightest. They tasted artificial to me.. oh well.
    THANK YOU- protein bars are not dessert, something to be earned, or a meal. I will gladly have a S’mores protein bar (or two 😉 ) for a snack. Yum!
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you, Arman!

  9. I am not a fan of quest bars. I bought a box last year because everyone is obsessed with them, and all but one of them are still sitting in the cupboard. Oops. But I am sure your version is WAY better than the Quest version.

  10. I love S’mores in every which way (traditionally, as an ice cream flavor, milkshakes…) and these bars would be no exception to that! They look and sound delish!