No Bake Almond Butter Bars
Paleo • Grain-Free • Vegan • No-Bake • Gluten-Free • Dairy-Free
These bars are for the people who see a chocolate–nut butter cup and want to up the nut butter ratio by a lot—Rachel Conners is one of those people. This recipe uses a ton of almond butter to create a thick and creamy nut butter base, with some maple syrup stirred in for sweetness and coconut oil and coconut ﬂour to help ﬁrm up the nut butter. Then chocolate is mixed with almond butter, which helps keep the chocolate fudgier and not as brittle, for the topping. The result is an easy-to-make bar that melts in your mouth and is even easier to eat. Try out any of your favorite nut butters to switch up the ﬂavor.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total time: about 2¼ hours
Yield: 16 bars
FOR THE BASE
1½ cups (384g) Spread The Love UNSALTED Almond Butter
⅓ cup (67g) reﬁned coconut oil, melted
¼ cup (85g) pure maple syrup
¼ cup (32g) coconut ﬂour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt (skip if the nut butter is salted)
FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, ﬁnely chopped (about ⅔ cup)
Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
LINE an 8 × 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease lightly with coconut oil.
FOR THE BASE: In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut ﬂour, and salt. Press evenly into the prepared pan and refrigerate.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING: Put the chocolate and almond butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth, 1 to 1½ minutes. Pour the chocolate over the almond butter base and spread it to cover the top of the base. Sprinkle with the sea salt.
REFRIGERATE for at least 2 hours. Use a sharp knife to cut the bars into 16 servings. Refrigerate the bars, tightly wrapped, for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe created and contributed by Rachel Conners AKA @bakeritablog
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