Tired of buying protein bars from the store (and shelling out all that cash for them)?  Then make protein bars at home!  Here are 11 popular Healthy DIY Protein Bar Recipes from Desserts with Benefits over the years — they’re all no-bake, ultra fudgy and nice and sweet, you’d never know they’re refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan and all natural.  Yup, that means absolutely no preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavorings.  Plus, I’m making an announcement.  A big, MEGA huge announcement:  My first cookbook, the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook, is officially PUBLISHED!  :)

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

DIY Protein Bars is a collection of 48 easy, healthy, homemade, no-bake treats that taste like dessert, but just happen to be packed with protein!

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

In celebrating the book launch, I thought it would be fitting to share all the protein bar recipes that I’ve posted so far on this blog.  I’ve posted 11 protein bar recipes over the years and they’ve always been huge hits.

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Nutella is soooo freakin good, I eat it by the spoonful.  If only we could drink it… Oh wait, now we can, because I made a Secretly Healthy Nutella Hot Chocolate!  It’s incredibly rich, sweet, warm and comforting, it tastes like pure sin…  you’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb, dairy free and vegan! Oh, […]


I hope you all had an awesome Halloween weekend!  I sure did.  Aaaand I think I’ll continue to celebrate throughout this week too   …  nooo, not with (more) booze, but instead with these slightly scary, but oh so delicious, Healthy Homemade Green Apple Gummy Bears!  Yes, they’re green, but they don’t taste “green” at […]


BOO!!!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!   Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Snickerz morphed into one?  Or was I totally alone on that?  I sure hope not… ANYWAYS, whether you’ve dreamt of it or not, IT. JUST. HAPPENED! And it’s secretly guilt-free too, shhh   These healthy homemade Snickerz Candy […]


These 5-ingredient Healthy Homemade Orange Gummy Bears are just like the storebought kinds — they’re soft, chewy, sweet and bursting with orange flavor!  You’d never know they’re fat free, refined sugar free and all natural…  YUP, that means no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial food flavorings, synthetic food dyes or preservatives whatsoever! These DIY Orange Gummy […]


Mmmm…  Healthy Vanilla Bean Greek Frozen Yogurt!  Smooth, creamy, soft, rich and packed with vanilla flavor…  you’d never know it’s lower calorie, lower fat and higher protein than storebought versions.  Not to mention, this recipe has no sugar added, no artificial food flavorings and absolutely no preservatives. Now that’s like, a win-win-win…  win-win-win!   You […]