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Chocolate Almond Butter Bars (No-Bake)

These no-bake chocolate almond butter bars are vegan and gluten-free. They are absolutely delicious and a great indulgent snack or dessert, made with only 5 ingredients!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: plant-based, Vegan
Keyword: almond butter bars, chocolate almond butter bars, vegan almond butter bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Bree Sheree

Ingredients

Base

  • *1 ½ cups natural almond butter (no added sugar, salt, or oil)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • **140 grams fine almond flour (1 + ¼ cups)

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Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix 1 ½ cups of almond butter with the maple syrup and cacao powder. Continue mixing until all of the cacao powder is fully mixed in.
  • Add the almond flour and mix. It will be easiest to use your hands because the dough is quite thick.
  • Once the dough is evenly mixed, line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper and press the dough into it evenly. Chill this in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Once the dough has chilled, add the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of almond butter to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Check if it’s melted by mixing with a spoon. Continue microwaving for 30 second intervals until you can stir the chocolate chips into smooth melted chocolate.
  • Pour this chocolate mix over the dough base and spread it out evenly. Place the pan back in the fridge for two hours before cutting and eating the squares.

Notes

*You must use natural almond butter for this recipe. This means there should be nothing listed as the ingredients on the container other than almonds. Oil from the almonds will settle on the top, so mix it in evenly before measuring out your almond butter. If it’s difficult to mix because the almond butter is hard under the oil, empty the container into a food processor and blend the almond butter before measuring.
**I suggest weighing your almond flour to ensure you have the correct amount. I have given cup measurements as well, but there can be a big difference based on how you fill your measuring cup. Too much flour will make these bars too crumbly and too little will make them too soft.
After cutting the bars, place them in a sealed container and store in the fridge. They should keep well for a couple of weeks.
Nutritional information is only an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g