Pope Fitness: No-Bake S’mores Bars

For me, the only thing sweeter than summertime is summertime + a sweet treat in hand! I pulled a few of my favorite sweet recipes from my recipe library to share with my clients this month, and I think I did a pretty fabulous job, if I do say so myself! 🤤

First up, No-Bake S’mores Bars!


  • 2 whole-wheat graham crackers (1 cracker sheet each), broken into large pieces
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • ½ cup all-natural almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 scoops chocolate protein powder (I use Shakeology!)
  • ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (You guessed it, Shakeology is my fav!)
  • 2 to 3 drops marshmallow flavor (optional, available at specialty baking stores)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil melted


Place graham crackers in a food processor (or blender); process continuously until crackers are crushed into fine crumbs. Set aside.

Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with plastic wrap (or aluminum foil). Evenly sprinkle ⅓ of graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

Combine banana, almond butter, cocoa powder, 2 scoops chocolate Shakeology, and ⅓ of graham cracker crumbs in a medium bowl; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula.

Press chocolate mixture into the prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and press down to flatten into a pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.

Place cheese, vanilla Shakeology, and marshmallow flavor in a food processor (or blender); process until smooth and well blended.

Evenly spread cheese mixture over chocolate mixture. Set aside.

Combine remaining 2 scoops chocolate Shakeology and oil in a small bowl; mix until smooth. 

Evenly spread mixture over cheese mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining ⅓ of graham cracker crumbs. Lightly press graham cracker crumbs into the top. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set. Then, cut into twelve bars and serve! Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Servings: 12

S’mores fans, when you make s’mores… are you team burnt marshmallow or barely toasted?! Let me know what you think when you give this recipe a try!

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