No Bake S’mores Protein Bars

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}- thebigmansworld.com

 

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

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.
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 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 T granulated sweetener of choice optional
  • 2 T 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 T + dairy free milk of choice**
  • Handful of mini marshmallows
  • Handful of dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

* 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.
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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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55 thoughts on “No Bake S’mores Protein Bars

  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. I was VERY excited to try Quest Bars when I came to the US last year with so much going on about them on the internet! And as it turnes out I was really not impressed. I liked the texture and the choice of flavors but I just can’t warm to the taste of stevia at all. By the list of ingredients you used I see this won’t be a problem 🙂
    And as I have still half a bag of marshmellows and some chocolate drops from the S’mores granola in my pantry I will give those a go tonight.

    I am not a huge ball gown fan but I still need a bikini. So maybe I’ll attempt to make a bikini out of this bar. Is it waterproof? ;-P

  9. Blend gave me the opportunity to try Quest bars for the first time ever, and they definitely made for handy and tasty snacks. Some people disapproved of me eating them, but like, do I just not eat the two boxes that I received? They’re good SNACKS. To be honest though, I don’t think I’d buy Quest bars myself though. I (and Pop) much prefer your bars.
    We should use PB Supreme to make some Gucci shoe knockoffs.

  10. I agree, quest bars are not dessert, they taste pretty good, but no, not a dessert! They are also wayyyy too expensive for a college student, I bet these are 10x better, and they are no-bake so a win-win 🙂

  11. Hi there, I’m going to try to make these yummy bars tomorrow. However, I’m curious of the calorie content of these protein packed bars?

    Thanks!
    Jessica

  12. Thanks so much for this recipe. I work with families and am going to test this recipe out on kids in an attempt to help give parents ideas for healthier snacks this summer! Question for you – how long do these bars stay good for? Do you just keep them in the fridge? Do they freeze well?

    1. Hi Jalene!

      That sounds like a fantastic idea- I hope you guys enjoy them! I usually keep them frozen (individually wrapped) for up to a month, sometimes 2 months. Refrigeration wise, they are great for a week, especially if you top them with marshmallows, instead of mixed through.

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