Fifth Recipe of Christmas: Almond Bars

No-Bake Almond Bars

Paleo, gluten, soy, dairy free, Raw

This is one of my favorites and will be included in my holiday cookie tins that I give out



  • 1 c. almond butter (plain such as the homemade one from Natural Grocers)
  • ½ c. coconut butter (not coconut oil!)
  • 3 T. raw local honey
  • 1 c. shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 T. cacao powder
  • 3 T. coconut oil melted

Topping½ c. dark chocolate (I use Enjoy life brand or Lilly’s)

2 T. roasted salted sunflower seeds (optional)


  1. In med. size bowl, blend the almond butter, coconut butter, coconut, honey, powder and oil and blend until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into a 8×8 pan (I line my pan with parchment for easier removal and cleanup)
  3. Keep in fridge until firm
  4. Melt the chocolate and spread over the firm bars. Sprinkle with seeds if desired.  Chill again.
  5. When chocolate is hard, cut bars. I find it is easier to flip over the bar and cut this way instead.
  6. These freeze well.


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