Grain-Free No-Bake Homemade Protein Bars

This Homemade Vegan Protein Bar Recipe is one of our favorites - Grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free homemade protein bars--great for special diets.

Ingredients

Base

Topping

Instructions

  1. Place nuts or seeds, flax meal, coconut, seed or nut butter and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Process until the nuts or seeds are ground into a coarse meal
  3. Melt coconut oil over low heat. If the temperature of your home is around 76 degrees, you can skip this step and add the oil directly to the food processor as it will be soft enough to process easily.
  4. Add coconut oil, sweeteners and vanilla to processor bowl and process until well combined to form a thick, yet crunchy paste.
  5. Press the mixture into an 8x8 square pan (you can be quite flexible here. A 9x9 will work just fine. A larger pan will produce thin bars, while a smaller pan will yield thicker ones.)
  6. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  7. While bars are chilling, prepare Homemade Chocolate / Carob Bar, but don't harden it.
  8. Top bars with the Homemade Bar. Alternatively, use your own or my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips before melting, or melt and top with those.
  9. Place back in refrigerator to chill (if you can wait that long :-)!)
  10. Cut into squares and serve.
  11. Store in refrigerator.
  12. *I also have used xylitol and erythritol. Here's where to buy xylitol and erythritol.

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Recipe Notes

Use vegetable glycerine as the liquid sweetener for a low carb version. If you don't need low carb, use Sucanat or honey for more natural options. If you don't use glycerine, then 1 scoop stevia extract is a good choice or you could alternatively use xylitol or about 1/3 more erythritol.*)

Substitute up to the total amount of the flax meal with the same amount of rice protein for an extra punch of protein. Nutribiotic makes a great brand from non-GMO brown rice. You could also use some of this great grass-fed gelatin to firm up the bars and give more protein.

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