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Beet Bars

Moist, light, and studded with white chocolate chips, these decadent Beet Bars are gluten free and can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a snack or a dessert.

beet bars with white chocolate and peanut butter chips2

So, what would you do if you won the lottery?

Let’s day dream for a little now…

Would you quit your job?
Buy a new home? A new car?
Travel the world?
Sit around and eat beetroot in all it’s glorious forms: all-day? everyday?  😉 

beet bars with chocolate and peanut butter chips

When we were younger, my dad used to love to ask my sister and I what we would do if we won…

Then when it was his turn, he would rattle off all the things we had listed – saying his answer lay in helping us get what we wanted and be where we longed to be…

In those earlier years, my day dreams revolved around a new car, a home for my parents, travelling to see my friends and family scattered around 4 continents…these days though, my answer to that question isn’t quite the same…these days my answers revolve more around my daughter’s needs and my mom’s and sister wish-fors.

But, there is one thing constant – one thing that I had wanted to do when my dad first asked me this question and now, as I ruminate on it myself-and that would be to quit my full time gig.

So last night when I came across this amazing lady – who won $11 million in a lottery with her husband – and heard of her plans to stay working and serving at her job – well, to say my mind was blown is putting it mildly!

So, I might quit my day job, but I think I will keep my night one – this blogging thingie – after all it’s an excuse to eat glorious beetroot in a smorgasbord of ways!

The beet batter will appear wet - like a brownie/cake batter almost
The beet batter will appear wet – like a brownie/cake batter almost

I tried a couple of versions of these beet bars – the first one, I did not use enough agave and it seemed that the salt was kinda off (like how technical I can get in my descriptions?) and my daughter gave me her “squinchy” face at first bite -YIKES! But the second time around, I used raw cane sugar and more salt and more chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (which can be substituted with butterscotch chips – if you prefer)…

beet bars

And…I had to start rationing…while negotiating…

My daughter (while I was trying to take these pictures and when she knew I would be distracted): “Mom – can I have another one”…
Me: “can or may…”
My Daughter: eye-roll (Whhaaat!!! Why do kids think just because you have your back to them, you have no clue what their body language is saying???)
Me: “You’ve had two – we need to save them for breakfast for the rest of the week”
My daughter: “How bout I help you weed the front yard?”
Me: “What does that have to do with the amount of leftovers we have?”
My daughter: “that will cut the time you spend on yard work in half, leaving you more time to go buy more beets and make another batch of these…”

And that’s when I didn’t have a come back as I was marveling at her application of math to real life and the fact that she was trying to talk me into buying more beets! 

beet bars gluten free

These Beet Bars are totally gluten free and can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a snack or a dessert (or like my daughter tried to tell me) at breakfast, and as a snack and as a dessert – all in one day!

a tray full of beet bars - some stacked and some lying around the stacked ones.

Beet Bars

4.12 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Shashi
Moist, light, and studded with white chocolate chips, these decadent Beet Bars are gluten free and can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a snack or a dessert.


  • 1 1/2 cup Beet Puree:
  • 3 medium beets roasted and cubed for about an hour at 400 degrees
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil -melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips or butterscotch


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Make the beet puree by blending the beets and the almond milk
  • To this, add the eggs and using a whisk, mix the eggs till well incorporated
  • Add the coconut oil and mix well
  • Add the melted white chocolate and whisk till well blended
  • Then add the cane sugar, vanilla, baking powder, flax, salt and rice flour.
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips/butterscotch on top
  • Bake at 375 for 28-30 minutes
  • Let cool completely and then divide into pieces.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g
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  3. Anonymous says:
  4. Susan says:

    Do you think almond flour would work rather then rice?

  5. Hi Shashi! these photos are gorgeous!

    I’d love to include your Beet Bars recipe in a beetroot roundup I’m doing for Parade Magazine. If you’re fine with that, could I use one of your photos with a link back to your original post (

    Let me know, thanks!

  6. Aly says:

    Just wondering how much salt you ended up using as it doesn’t seem to be included in the ingredients list.

  7. Oh Shasi, I’ve heard of chocolate with beetroot, but not beetroot with chocolate. These look amazing, I’m so intrigued at how they will taste.

  8. Looks great a must try!!!

  9. I think your daughter won that battle! Girl makes a point! These bars sound wonderful! Sweet while still being healthy at the same time! I guess I need to re-think the beet! Pinned

  10. I adore beets. Absolutely love the vibrant bars, Shashi. Loved the conversation between you and your daughter. It’s amazing how these little people try to convince us moms! I had a similar conversation with my 3 year old about some cupcakes she helped to make 🙂

  11. Good for you for moving forward! Thanks for sharing the story about your dad, and these photos are beautiful!

  12. These pictures are seriously gorgeous! They look just like red velvet bars!

  13. I just found your blog through Running with Spoons – love it! And love these beet bars 🙂 So gorgeous. I’ve always said if I win the lottery, I will quit my job and start working at the coffee shop again. It was my college job and I loved every minute!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Sam – and I love your’s – awesome motivating tips today! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting – hope to see you round here soon…

  14. foodrecipeshq says:

    I might try some gluten free food soon. The bars look divine! Like you, If I won a lottery I’d probably quit my job. Just because I’d love to be free and travel the world.

  15. Shelly says:

    I love beets, but more than beets I love anything that resembles red velvet cake. This recipe looks amazing!

  16. spicedblog says:

    Hahaha! I love that your daughter was trying to convince you to let her eat more beets. That’s impressive, Shashi! If I won the lottery, I would definitely want to do some more traveling. I’d probably also want to move down to the NC mountains. I love mountains and chilly weather, but it’s just too darned cold way up here in NY. I’d definitely still keep blogging, though. I love having a reason to make all sorts of new recipes, and I love all the awesome people I’ve met, too. (ahem, like you!)

    • Shashi says:

      David – you won’t believe what she did tonight – she was writing down a grocery list and she put down beets and underlined them!!! Yes!!! All those years of stuffing disguised beets down her throat have paid off!!! Parental food victories are the best!!!
      Awww – thanks my friend – I feel the same way bout peeps I have met through Blogdom – you know your are one! If y’all moved to NC -we would practically be neighbors – I will drive 5+ hours for cake! 🙂

  17. Tara says:

    Not another beet recipe! You know I’m allergic 😉 I don’t think I would quit my job if I won the lottery, either. I love what I do and I’m definitely not in it for the money.

  18. OMG I want to buy some beetroot to make some of these right now! 😮

  19. These look sooo yummy! Oh my goodness- i love the white choc and PB chips combination! If i won the lottery i’d do this blog thing full time too 🙂

  20. hotlyspiced says:

    I have no chance of winning the lottery because I never buy a ticket! I do love your beet bars. They are so pretty with the little drops of chocolate and butterscotch. Your daughter is gorgeous xx

  21. Kim says:

    Funny, recently I met with a lady who had been hounding me and I thought it was about a business thing. Nope – it was a pyramid scheme. Her opening line was, “What would you do if a relative died and left you $1 million?” I told her that other than setting aside money for the boys, paying off our mortgage and business loan, and buying my beach house – nothing would change. I actually like my life the way it is right now – obviously some days aren’t great but overall it is pretty great:)

  22. Wow. These look delicious. Reminds me of red velvet! How do they taste? Anything gluten free usually taste bad for me ;(


  23. Ashley says:

    One, these bars are so cool. The color … the different-ness (not a word but I’m going with it!) … and they sound delicious!

    And two – I feel like my answer always changes to that question too. I’m not sure what I would do if I won the lottery! Although I should probably start playing if I ever want to win 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      I like that word – think I am gonna have to incorporate that into my vocab now! 🙂
      Thanks so much Ashley – I used to hardly ever play either – but before my dad got ill, he gave me a post-it with his “chosen” numbers – since he passed, I play his same numbers every now and then – to honor him.

  24. Bill says:

    I’m a huge beet fan, but never had them in a bar like this. They sound delicious! I always love the color that beets add to any dish. Great post, Shashi!!

  25. I love the story of your dad, that was so sweet! I think the majority of people would quit their day job (I might still work sporadically but not full time!) so that woman is the minority. However, blogging is more of a fun job that I actually enjoy. Especially when you can come out with treats like this! These are beautiful and SO unique. I love them!!

  26. Kelly says:

    Hahaha love how your daughter thinks, she is so wise and adorable 🙂 You my friend are a creative genius! I love all these healthy treats you share with us that are so vibrant and gorgeous! I love beets so I know I would love this for breakfast, a snack and dessert too 🙂 It’s brilliant treats like these that I’m so glad you would still keep your night job even after winning 🙂 Pinning 🙂

  27. Oh Shashi, can we please spend a whole afternoon discussing modal verbs (Can/could vs. May/might) while sipping green tea and munching on these awesmazing beet bars?
    Afterwards we even can go for a long run together.
    We a great afternoon that would be…

    • Shashi says:

      Mike, I think we need to add a discussion on “I” vs “me” – I am always correcting my daughter when she says “me and Maddie laughed so hard today..” but she argues that it’s not a grammatical error … that “Maddie and I..” is just weird!! Whaattt????

      If I make it up to NYC to see my cousins – you are on, my friend!

  28. You never cease to amaze me with the creative combos you come up with, Shashi! I honestly never would have thought to add beets to dessert, but you’re fearless! And your daughter’s logic is brilliant — she must take after her momma! 😀

  29. Tina Muir says:

    This could not be more perfect, I am LOVING beets right now, and now I can add them to a dessert? What could be better?! Thanks so much for the recipe! Love the color too!

  30. What a brilliant idea! I totally love this bright and beautiful beet recipe.

  31. Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) says:

    Shashi these are such an interesting flavour combination…super creative and almost too pretty to eat! Your daughter is rather bright so hats off to her logic :)! That’s a good question about winning the lottery. Top on my list would definitely be to travel…and plenty! As of now Japan, South Africa & Australia are high on my list!

  32. These look delicious! A very clever way of getting your daughter to request more beets indeed 😉

  33. Totally right best keep your night job but that day job can go take a hike…! Your daughter is very wise for her age and I would go weed both the front and back yard if you made another batch of these lovely gluten free treats. These would be really fun for Valentines Day as they are vibrant red.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much BAM – What a great idea these would be for Valentines day – though I must admit, I don’t really celebrate it – but I guess my daughter would be in full support of any excuse to eat these! 🙂

  34. I like the way your daughter thinks. She’ll go places in this world. 🙂

    I’ve never really thought about what I’d do if I won the lottery. I suppose one would have to actually have to have an entry into the lottery. I never thought my chances would be all that good. Maybe I’ll buy a ticket in your honor, just to test the waters.

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – Maureen!!! She will be tickled pink if I told her that! 😉
      I rarely play either – but since my dad passed last month I have tried to play it at least once every 2/3 weeks – my dad gave me a little post-it about a year or so ago with his selected numbers (he would always think hard before he asked me to play his numbers) and -in honor of him – I play his same numbers every now and then.