Healthy Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)
Have you ever had (or even heard of) all natural, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and 100% healthy RED. VELVET. FUDGE?? Well, if you haven’t made these Healthy Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars, then I’m betting you haven’t.
First of all. Yes, Healthy Red Velvet Fudge exists. It’s staring you in the face right now.
Second. You will fall in love with this stuff SO HARD that after you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
You would never ever know that these Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars are actually good for you. It tastes just like any other chocolatey fudge — it’s sweet, it’s rich, it’s flavorful, it’s fudgy.
BUT, the big difference? This is good for ya. It’s naturally red (no artificial food coloring here), low in sugar (no white sugar here either), gluten free (yup, no bleached white flour), and vegan too. I swear you’d never know it, though.
Watch me make these no-bake Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars on camera:
Healthy Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars
- 6 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (melted; I used 70% Cacao)
For the Roasted Beet Puree:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse and gently scrub two fist-sized beets. Wrap them completely in foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for ~1½ hours, or until a fork pierces through with ease.
- Let sit until it’s cool enough to handle, then carefully unwrap the foil. Use a butter knife to scrape o the beet skins (they will fall off easily). Chop the beets into chunks and place in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth.
For the Protein Bars:
- Line an 8x8” brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In an electric stand mixer bowl tted 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. Mixture should be thick and fudgy, like cookie dough.
- Scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and atten it out. Tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Lift the mixture out of the pan. Slice into 12 bars.
For the Chocolate Coating:
- Place a silicone baking mat on top of a jelly roll pan and line the protein bars on top. With a large spoon, ladle the melted chocolate over the protein bars. Try to encase the entire protein bar with chocolate, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Refrigerate until firm (~1 hour). Individually wrap the protein bars in plastic sandwich baggies. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or stash them in the freezer.
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!
I am so blessed to be a part of such a loving, adoring, and supportive online community. Here are some of the pictures readers have shared with me on social media and via email of their Red Velvet Protein Bar remakes!
Watch Gabby make my protein bars!
I think the fact that these protein bars are hiding a VEGETABLE should persuade you a little more to make this recipe, huh? 😉
You gotta make these Healthy Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars ASAP!!
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