Not too sweet Almond Butter Bars are made with real ingredients like almond flour, almond butter, sliced almonds, maple syrup, coconut oil, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and coconut, It is Healthy, Raw, Gluten-Free, Protein rich, Dairy Free and Vegan. The Best homemade NO-BAKE almond butter bar recipe is the perfect treat when you are craving for something sweet yet guilt free.
It is healthy snack time. When you crave for something sweet and also want good for you.
No Bake Almond Butter Bars Recipe
- No baking necessary
- Mix, shape and cut
- Triple the almond goodness
- Good for you ingredients
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.
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.
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?
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-
(with step-by-step photos)
Step-1: Stir super fine almond flour, almond butter, melted coconut oil and maple syrup together.
Step-2: And then the chopped dried cranberries, chopped sliced almonds, chopped chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
Step-3: Stir until everything comes together and shape with your hands to form a thick dough.
Step-4: 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)
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 Almond Butter Bars
- 1 and ½ cups almond flour (super fine variety)
- ¾ cup almond butter
- 5 to 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 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 ¾-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.
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I had been trying to find a recipe that made the bars taste like the Perfect Bar. This by far surpassed the taste, texture, price, and nutritional value. My fiance who is the pickiest eater, had a bite and agreed the bars were indeed very tasty. So easy and yummy. My favorite healthy treat recipe ever!
I am really pleased with this versatile recipe! Will definitely make again. A couple of changes I made in case it helps anyone:
- The oil and sugar can be reduced to taste. I used about 1.5-2 tbsp coconut oil. Good maple syrup is expensive where I am, so I made a quick sugar syrup with 1/4 c brown sugar and a little water, and a dash of vanilla. I recommend a pinch of flaky salt too.
- Nut butter combos can work well, for those who find the taste of just one kind to be too strong. I did peanut, almond, and tahini.
- I used unsweetened shredded coconut blended in my coffee grinder first to make it more powdery. I also crushed whole roasted almonds in there since I didn't have pre-sliced.
- As the recipe says, the cut cranberries (or some kind of dried fruit) should not be skipped - it adds a refreshingly tangy flavor!
- I rolled the dough a tad bit thinner than what is in the pictures and got 15 very nice-sized snack bars.
Glad you liked these bars and thank you so much for the tips, Maria