4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Are you looking for your new favorite easy, healthy, high-protein vegan snack? Then look no further! These 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein bars are a great protein snack that are no-bake and take no time at all. They’re indulgent enough for a no-bake dessert. And they’re packed with enough nutrients to make it a great post-workout snack!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

If you know me at all, you know I am utterly obsessed with peanut butter. I love that it is a great plant-based source of healthy fats and protein. But I love the flavor even more. Combine it with chocolate, and you’ve got a combination that simply can’t be beat! These peanut butter protein bars are definitely for my fellow pb lovers.

Why You Need These Peanut Butter Protein Bars

If you ever browse the protein bar section of a grocery store, you know just how expensive protein bars are! Like, I know the flavor options are incredible, but I simply cannot justify spending $2-$4 dollars PER BAR! Especially when they are NEVER a meal for me, and are only a healthy snack / dessert. These homemade peanut butter protein bars are much more affordable and even quicker to make!

At the end of the day, there is nothing better than having a prepared snack or dessert that makes you feel good and tastes fantastic. These bars store great in the fridge or freezer, making them ideal for meal prep for my fellow busy plant-based athletes and humans! As always be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you are inspired by this recipe or make it for a chance to be featured on my stories!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

4 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Homemade peanut butter protein bars are an easy, no-bake, and affordable snack. With only 4-ingredients, this is sure to be your new go to!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sugar maple syrup can add more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add the peanut butter, protein powder, and maple syrup to a bowl. Beat it together until smooth.
  • Press dough into greased 4x6 baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Top with melted chocolate and let set in freezer for 5 more minutes before slicing and enjoying!
Keyword easy breakfast, easy dessert, gluten-free, healthy dessert, healthy recipe, healthy snack, no-bake, peanut butter, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan snack

Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. The name speaks for itself, right? These bars are honestly life-changing. Cheesecake and cookie dough are two of my favorite foods, so I just had to combine them into one glorious treat! You can’t even tell they’re vegan and gluten-free. Take that, food allergies!three vegan cheesecake bars stacked on eachother with a cookie dough base. Chocolate chips and more cheesecake bars are shown in the background.

Anyone else actually obsessed with cheesecake?? When I first realized I was lactose intolerant, I immediately was sad because it meant no more cheesecake. Seriously, I went to Cheesecake Factory for my birthday like every year growing up. Add to that a coconut allergy, and I usually can’t even have the non-dairy kinds! So, naturally I had to make my own cheesecake. Thankfully, Kite Hill Creamery makes a cream cheese with no dairy and no coconut. And honestly, this is a trillion times better than any store-bought vegan cheesecake! More of my favorite vegan goods are can be shopped at my favorites on the blog.

No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Is EASY!

I feel like people often think cheesecake is a “difficult” dessert. Understandably so, because a traditional cheesecake can be hard to make not split at the top. But these vegan cheesecake bars are really hard to mess up. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with peanut butter, vegan butter, vegan cream cheese, and sugar! The fact that they are no-bake is just a cherry on top because they are perfect for the warmer weather when you don’t want to turn your oven on.

I hope some of you out there love cookie dough as much as I do. As much as I love cheesecake, I think I may love cookie dough even more. It really is a match made in heaven! Let me know if you want me to make more cookie dough treats in the comments below! And be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you make this for a chance to be featured on my feed!

Hand holds up one vegan cookie dough cheesecake bar. The rest are in the background on a wooden cutting board.

Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake and cookie dough come together in this beautiful vegan dessert. Soft cookie dough base gets topped with sweet creamy vegan cheesecake and you can't even tell it's vegan and gluten-free!
Prep Time 20 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough Base

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter 1
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips

Vegan Cheesecake Mixture

  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough Base

  • Add all cookie dough ingredients to a medium bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Pour cookie dough mixture on top. Press firmly to form even layer in pan.
  • Refrigerate while making cheesecake mixture.

Cheesecake Mixture

  • Beat together all cheesecake ingredients until smooth. Pour over cookie dough layer.
  • Top with optional more chocolate chips and nut butter drizzle.
  • Freeze for 4+ hours until firm! Cut with warmed knife and enjoy.
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Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites

Imagine you’re sitting on the porch after a hot summer day, and remember you have a fresh box of Thin Mints in the freezer. You pop a crisp refreshing sweet cookie in your mouth, and all your worries wash away. This is the feeling these Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites, so there’s no better vegan no-bake dessert!

It’s only fair to keep going with the Girl Scout Cookie themed desserts and nothing can follow up a vegan peanut butter patty better than a Thin Mint-inspired treat! These Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites are a super delicious, rich, chocolatey vegan no-bake dessert. If you like mint chocolate, you’re going to love these!

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If you’re a Thin Mint lover, you know that they are best served fresh from the freezer. Who’s with me?! That sweet, rich, yet refreshing crispy bite can’t be beat – and I captured all of that essence in these No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites!

One of my most fond memories is coming home from swim practice on a hot summer evening and finishing dinner with some delicious Thin Mints from the freezer. Now one of my favorite moments is finishing up a long day of work and popping one of these vegan no-bake thin mint brownie bites fresh from the freezer to fuel myself for an evening of activity. I can’t think of a more delicious way to fuel up!

Why make this vegan no-bake dessert?

  • Because they are easy to make
  • These are perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle
  • No-bake brownie bites are a quick, satisfying dessert!

So if that doesn’t convince you to make these Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites, what will? Maybe the fact that they are made with affordable ingredients and you can’t even tell they are vegan! Be sure to leave a rating and comment below if you try these. And remember if you tag me in your creation on Instagram, I may also repost it on my story!

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Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites

The name speaks for itself here. Thin Mints in brownie form can't be beat. Vegan, gluten-free, cool, rich and chocolatey, this treat is easy and satisfying!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips vegan, semisweet
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • Melt together chocolate chips and vegan butter in medium bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the melted chocolate butter mixture.
  • Stir until a dough forms. Add more almond milk if necessary.
  • Using clean hands, take 1 tbsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.
  • Optional to roll balls in powdered sugar or cocoa powder for decoration.
  • That is it! Store in the refrigerator or freezer!
Keyword chocolate, gluten-free, mint chocolate, no-bake, thin mint, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert