No Bake Almond Butter Bars (Vegan, gluten-free)

vegan almond butter bars

No bake almond butter bars recipe that is made with almond flour, almond butter, sliced almonds, maple syrup, coconut oil, dried cranberries, , chocolate chips and coconut. It is the best vegan almond butter bar recipe. Healthy, raw, gluten free, protein rich, dairy free and vegan!

no bake almond butter bars

It is healthy snack time. When you crave for something sweet and also good for you.

No Bake Almond Butter Bars

  • Easy
  • No-Bake
  • Mix, shape and cut
  • Triple the almond goodness
  • Good for you ingredients
  • Not-too-Sweet
  • Crunchy
  • Chewy
  • Kid-friendly

The reason I love these healthy almond bars recipe so much is the sweet-crunchy-chewy-combo. Plus, they’re chock-full of protein and fiber thanks to the triple almond goodness, dried cranberries and coconut.

This no bake almond flour recipe, would make the perfect treat to have on hand during the week when you’re craving something sweet yet guilt free.

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These could be also called healthy almond bars since they are packed with triple the almond goodness from almond butter, almond flour and sliced almonds. Can you get healthier than this?

Let us look at the main ingredients to make this vegan almond butter bars recipe:

Almond flour – There are generally two types of almond flour available in grocery stores – Almond meal/flour (which is generally slighlty coarse in texture) and super fine almond flour (we want to use this. Make sure it is specified “super fine” on the package). If you have access only to the coarse almond meal, then process in a dry grinder or food processor, until finely ground.

Almond butter – Go for the creamy kind. And, yes peanut butter may be used instead.

Maple syrup – Great natural, vegan sweetener.

Coconut oil – Use melted coconut oil and not solid for easier mixing.

And then there are add-ins:

Dried cranberries – Dried cranberries adds a lovely sweet, tart texture to the almond bars. DO NOT SKIP THIS. Coarsely chop the dried cranberries before mixing. This helps in making cleaner cuts finally.

Shredded coconut – I used sweetened shredded coconut.

Sliced almonds – It adds a lovely crunchy texture and adds on the almond flavor. Coarsely chop the sliced almonds before mixing. This helps in making cleaner cuts finally.

Chocolate chips or chunks – You know chocolate is never an optional ingredient! The tiny bits of chocolate in every bite, makes these no bake almond bars feel like a decadent treat. Coarsely chop the chocolate chips or chunks before mixing. This helps in more even distribution and making cleaner cuts finally.

I always pick up my almond flour from Costco and use it in various no bake almond flour recipe. My favorite trick is to replace some of the all purpose flour with almond flour in homemade pancakes / waffles, which not only adds nutritional value but also makes it more tender. Few recipes with almond flour that might be of interest to you-

How to make No Bake Almond Butter Bars?

Just stir super fine almond flour, almond butter, melted coconut oil and maple syrup together.

And then the chopped dried cranberries, chopped sliced almonds, chopped chocolate chips and shredded coconut.

Stir until everything comes together and shape with your hands to form a thick dough.

Roll between two sheets of parchment to form a thick rectangle, chill until firm and cut into bars.

Alternatively, you can pinch the dough into balls to make no bake almond butter balls.

Enjoy!

no bake almond butter bars

Few tips and tricks in making the healthy almond bars recipe:

Few tips and tricks in making the perfect almond bars:

Coconut oil – Use melted coconut oil.

Almond flour – Use super fine variety and not the coarse almond meal/flour.

Maple syrup – Honey may be substituted for a non-vegan almond butter bars.

Almond butter – Peanut butter may be used to make a vegan peanut butter bars.

Chop ingredients – It is essential to chop dried cranberries, sliced almonds and chocolate chips before using.

Dried cranberries and chocolate chips are a must in the recipe to make a great tasting almond bars.

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No Bake Chocolate Avocado Oatmeal Balls No one will ever guess that these no bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls are made with avocado! Sweet, chewy, chocolatey and can be made vegan and gluten-free as well.

Nutella Stuffed DatesA bit of healthy and a bit of indulgence, yes please! These Nutella stuffed dates are sweet, chewy, chocolatey with a bit of crunch.

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No Bake Almond Butter Bars

No bake almond butter bars recipe that is made with almond flour, almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, cranberries, sliced almonds, chocolate chips and coconut. Healthy, raw, gluten free, vegan!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No bake almond butter bars, no bake almond flour recipes, vegan almond butter bars
Servings: 8 bars
Author: Maria Doss

Instructions

  • Mix all group-1 ingredients in a large bowl, until well combined.
  • Add group-2 ingredients and stir well, until evenly combined.
  • Using hands, gather dough to form a ball and then flatten into a disc. Roll between two sheets of parchment paper to form a thick rectangle (about 3/4-inch thickness). Refrigerate for several hours (or overnight), until firm.
    (Alternatively, roll dough into small balls to make no bake almond butter balls)
  • Cut into squares or rectangles. Store almond butter bars in refrigerator for several days.

Notes

Vegan almond butter bars – Use vegan chocolate chips
Make sure to chops chocolate chips, dried cranberries and sliced almonds, coarsely before  mixing. Else, the bars will not adhere well when cut. Place chocolate chips in a zip lock bag, crush with a meat pounder / hammer, until chopped well. Repeat process with sliced almonds. 
Coconut oil – Use melted coconut oil.
Almond flour – Use super fine variety and not the coarse almond meal/flour
 
 

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