Stack of 3 no-bake almond hemp protein bars on a plate. More hemp bars are in the foreground and background.

No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

You only need a couple of minutes to whip up these healthy, no-bake bars made with hemp protein. They’re all-natural, nutrient-packed and totally delicious!




  1. First place the nuts in a processor and mix until broken down into a grainy consistency. It’s okay if there are still some large pieces but they should be mostly broken down.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick, sticky dough you can squeeze together between your fingers. If the dough seems too crumbly, add 1-2 tbsp warm water and process again.
  3. Line a 7 or 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper so the it sticks out over at least 2 sides of the pan.
  4. Transfer the dough to the pan and firmly press into an even layer. Take a few minutes to really work it into the pan, especially in the corners. If the dough is sticky, it can help to wet your hands.
  5. You can lift the bars out of the pan right away and slice into bars or transfer to the freezer (recommended) for 30-60 minutes before slicing for a firmer bar.
  6. Lift the bars out of the pan and slice into 16 bars.


Nuts: Use any mixture of nuts from walnuts, pecans, cashews and almonds. For nut-free bars, nuts can be substituted with sunflower seed bars (use tahini or sunflower seed butter for the nut/seed butter).

Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

*Maple Syrup: The original recipe called for 2 tbsp maple syrup but I omitted it when this recipe was updated. I don’t feel it needs it, though it can be added to improve the consistency of the dough (instead of water) and add a bit of extra sweetness if you like.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 8 g

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