Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars

Remember when I teased you with a picture of these bad boys on Instagram?  Well I’m FINALLY giving you the recipe!  May I introduce to you, these Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars 🖤💪🍫

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black!

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you’re wanting something sweet and chocolatey, but without the excess calories, fat, and refined sugar.

With only 7 ingredients and no baking required, these homemade protein bars will be your new go-to snack when you’re running out the door.  Buuuut, they’re also just a good old staple to have handy in the fridge for when the hunger strikes!

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

I just moved into a new apartment last week and have been making (and eating) protein bars nonstop.  I didn’t get a moving truck to haul all my crap, so lucky me, I get to carry eight thousand heavy boxes up a flight of stairs!  Moving is going slowly but surely.  The first thing I did was hang up all of my bundt pans as decor.  I’ll post a picture of my current setup on my Instagram soon, as I acquired a couple new pans, but here’s a picture from my old apartment to give you an idea.

Despite how exhausted I am from moving, I’m feeling a little generous… which doesn’t come around too often so take advantage of it (jk jk jk! 😜)!  I decided to host a giveaway for some of the main ingredients used in this recipe, as well as my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook.

Good luck!

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook + Protein Powder + Stevia Extract Giveaway!

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

OBSERVE THE FUDGINESS!

TAKE A BITE.

FALL IN LOVE!

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

10 bars

Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Fat per serving: 7g

Calories per serving: 170

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add all of the ingredients. Mix on low speed until everything is fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix on medium speed for one last mix. Feel free to add some mini chocolate chips here! Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and flatten it out. Tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Lift the mixture out of the pan. Slice into 10 bars. Individually wrap the protein bars in plastic sandwich baggies. Keeps in the refrigerator for ~1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted from Healthy Chocolate Fudge DIY Protein Bars

All images and text ©.

If you want a double hit of chocolate, feel free to mix in a handful of mini chocolate chips.  It’s a game changer y’all 🍫

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Would ya look at that!  Only 170 calories, 7g of fat and 10g of carbs, plus 4g of fiber and 17g of protein!

BOOM BOOM POW 💪💥

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! These sweet, fudgy, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars are all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

These homemade protein bars are everything you need to satisfy your cravings at any time of day.  Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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PS:  Want more “Black Velvet” recipes?  I’ve got ya covered:

Black Velvet Cookie Dough

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Raw Black Velvet Fudge

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, and high protein options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet Frosting

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Black Velvet Frosting is thick, smooth, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet French Macarons

How to make GOTHIC MACARONS infused with chocolate and a secret ingredient! These Healthy Black Velvet French Macarons are just as sweet and delicious as your typical macarons, except these are all natural (no artificial food dyes), low fat, gluten free, and made without the bleached white sugar. PERFECT for Halloween! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Black Velvet Marshmallows

These Healthy Black Velvet Marshmallows are just as sweet and fluffy as regular marshmallows, but they're infused with chocolate and a SECRET INGREDIENT! These homemade marshmallows are naturally sweetened and naturally colored – made without corn syrup and artificial food dye. PERFECT for Halloween! (How to Make Marshmallows) Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog

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55 comments on “Healthy Black Velvet DIY Protein Bars”

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  3. definitely s’mores! Can’t get enough of them

  4. Woo! Yay for new beginnings in a new apartment! Also I just have to say I love your inventiveness with these charcoal treats you’ve been making. I have yet to see someone cook with activated charcoal in desserts. Other than you! And they look awesome!

  5. Alexis Henry
    5

    I can’t wait to try these! I love the inclusion of activated charcoal 😀

  6. I would love to try the cherry pie protein bars; they sound so good!

  7. I’d love to make the S’mores protein bars

  8. Susan Carrion
    9

    I would definitely make the s’mores protein bars ! I’m totally obsessed with chocolate! 😊

  9. Alexandra Robertson
    10

    Holy amazing! These look awesome with amazing nutrition packed in. I would make these and the birthday cake!

  10. I love the colour! They look so good 🙂 Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  11. Great Giveaway! Thank you so much for all the healthy recipes inside here.

    I would do the Birthday Cake Bar next 🙂

  12. Thank you very much for all your healthy and delicious recipes!

    I would make the Birthday Cake next 🙂

  13. Thank you for all your healthy and delicious recipes!

    I would love Birthday Cake next!

  14. i am very allergic to oats (among other things). can it be replaced with more protein powder or coconut flour or almond flour? thanks so much <3

  15. Love your protein bar recipes!

  16. Jess Scarbrough
    17

    I need to order some charcoal! These look so fun to make! ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡

  17. birthday cake!

  18. Andreas Vakkas
    19

    Birthday Cake!

    Thank you for all your healthy recipes and inspirations!

  19. Anything with peanut butter! Or applesauce, or pumpkin….

  20. I am allergic to oats,
    Would more protein powder or one of the following work: almond flour, coconut flour, sunflower seed flour, pumpkin seed flour, soy flour?

    Thanks!

  21. Looks delicious!!

  22. CALIA BATTISTA
    23

    Chubby hubby!

  23. All these black velvet recipes would make perfect treats/snacks for a Halloween party! Thanks for the healthy and YUMMY recipes!

  24. It’s so amazing that someone is making desserts something we can enjoy; not feel guilty about. Thanks Desserts With Benefits!

  25. Yum 😋 I’d definitely try cookie dough protein bars from your book first 😁😁

  26. No doubt about it, I’d make s’mores first thing and always!

  27. YUMMM!! Trying the black velvet frosting tonight, and cannot wait to try these next! Thanks for all the fun! It’s hard for me to find ways to use vegan protein because it is so chalky.

  28. OMG! These look so good! Love that they are simple too! Thanks for the chance to win the fun products!!

  29. Yum! These look so good and I love that they are simple to make! Thanks for the chance to win the fun products!!

  30. Thank you! i’m excited to make the birthday cake protein bars!

  31. Thank you! i’m excited to make the birthday cake protein bars! Also, the chunky monkey!

  32. i’m excited to make the birthday cake protein bars! Also, the chunky monkey!

  33. These look yummy! I have never used the charcoal in cooking before, only when I was a nurse and saw it administered for overdose or accidental poisoning.

  34. Definitely S’mores!

  35. Tamara Uijtdewillegen
    36

    S’mores! I am craving them!

  36. Just a question with the activated charcoal – and you may not even know the answer, butttt does consuming the activated charcoal affect medication an individual is taking? For instance, if I’m on birth control – would it make it less effective since AC has such a high level of absorbancy?

    • I would recommend speaking with your doctor about this, as every body is unique and I don’t feel comfortable giving medical advice over the internet. Sorry Samantha!

      • Oh no, that’s completely fine! I didn’t mean to put you on the spot either. I had just recently read an article online about it (but you know how false those can be at times) and wasn’t sure if you knew anything in regards.

        I’m still dying to try these, though!

  37. These look so interesting! I’ve never seen activated charcoal in a food item before, just as a medication for poison.

  38. These are so funky! I’ve never seen activated charcoal in a food item before, just as a medication for poison. It’s definitely something I’d want to try though!

  39. Chubby hubby and s’mores!!

  40. Got to find charcoal in Europe. Thanks for another healthy recipe.

  41. Tiffany Byerly
    42

    These look soooo good! I’d also love to try the Chubby Hubby and S’mores recipes!

  42. Caramel Macchiato is my weakness…I’d definitely love to try that one!

  43. I’d start with the Cherry Pie recipe.

  44. Ooh, these protein bars look amazing! I’ll test out the base without the charcoal to see if it works for me first! Anyways, I definitely want to try the Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter Cup, and S’mores bars first!

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  49. Jessica, do you reckon collagen would work instead of the protein powder? Perhaps some sort of substitution or something to look out for? :3

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