Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)

I really do love teasing you guys on Instagram by showing y’all pictures of the recipes coming soon to the blog.  Everyone seemed to be really excited about these Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars!  And for good reason.  Because these are damn delicious.

These easy, no-bake Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are not only fudgy, sweet, and delicious, but sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Creamy peanut butter and freeze-dried raspberries form a delectable duo in these super easy, no-bake homemade protein bars.

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Watch me make the protein bars here:

These Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are the perfect snack for when you’re craving something rich and sweet, but don’t want all the excess calories, fat, and sugar.

These easy, no-bake Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are not only fudgy, sweet, and delicious, but sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Made with only 8 simple ingredients and no baking required, these will be your new go-to snack when you’re in a hurry and on-the-go.  I think I’ve discovered my new favorite breakfast.

And snack.

And dessert.  😉

Just look at that texture!  These Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are literally TO DIE FOR!

These easy, no-bake Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are not only fudgy, sweet, and delicious, but sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These easy, no-bake Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are not only fudgy, sweet, and delicious, but sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too!

Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Protein Bars
Keyword: DIY
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 220 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add all of the ingredients except for the freeze-dried raspberries. Mix on low speed until everything is fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add in the freeze-dried raspberries and mix on medium-low speed for one last mix. Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough.  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 12 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 Notes

Recipe adapted from Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you like this recipe, then you’ll LOVE my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook!  With 48 protein bar recipes, you’ll never buy protein bars from the store again.  To learn more about the book and see some sneak peeks, see this page!

The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook is a collection of 48 easy, healthy no-bake protein bar recipes! Homemade protein bars are healthier than storebought, and they're also cheaper. You'll fall in love with each and every protein bar recipe!

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DIY Protein Bars Cookbook on Amazon.com - The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook is a collection of 48 easy, healthy no-bake protein bar recipes!

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I’m not sure if you can really tell by the pictures, but these protein bars are HUGE.  They’re super thick, and much, much larger than the puny bars you can buy from the store.  The fact that these massive and delicious treats are only 220 calories with 8g of fat and 13g of carbs literally blows my mind.  Plus, each bar is jam-packed with 23g of complete protein and 6g of filling fiber! 💪💥

These easy, no-bake Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars are not only fudgy, sweet, and delicious, but sugar free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

If you’re always up for more peanut butter flavor (and WHO ISN’T???), feel free to add in a handful of roasted peanuts to the recipe!  Or if you’re feelin’ frisky, consider throwing in a handful of mini chocolate chips 🍫

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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@_lee__lee_x made a batch!  How good do these look??

Healthy Peanut Butta and Jelly DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog

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28 comments on “Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)”

  1. I have been loving these recipe videos lately. They are so good! I’m a visual person so having someone walk me through the whole process step-by-step help me out. These protein bars would make childhood Kaylin and adult Kaylin really happy at the same time. Childhood Kaylin looovveedd PB&J sandwiches and adult Kaylin loves tasty protein bars.

  2. These look amazing. I’m drooling over the photos right now! I love that you can make them ahead and freeze them for up to 3 months but I suspect there won’t be enough left over to freeze once I start eating them. They really do look delicious.

  3. WOW, look at the macros on those bars! And they look absolutely delicious–better than any other store-bought peanut butter and jelly bar I’ve seen! Cannot wait to try them out!

  4. Mine are still really soft even after being in the fridge overnight…any suggestions?

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  6. Can you use a pea protein instead?

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  8. Hi ! What can we use instead of peanut flour ?

  9. Didn’t work for me either i’m afraid – went soft again when I took them out of the fridge. Popped them in the oven for 20 minutes and they set nicely though, so no harm done – and very tasty!

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  11. Monica Thomas
    9

    I used almond flour as peanut is not easy to find. I have ordered now on Amazon but mine did not sit at all, left.in fridge overnight…

  12. Getta Efeck
    10

    Hands down the worst tasting thing I have ever tasted.

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