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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Karen is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Consultant, herbalist and has a Masters in Social Work. She has written two books on depression. She believes in addressing the root causes of depression and not symptom management. If you or your teen has depression and either has not had success with what western health has to offer or you just want to bypass medication and seek alternative help, and are ready to make small steps to improve your outlook on life, then contact Karen for a free 15 minute "First 2 things to do if you have depression" phone consult. 303-522-0381 This information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Seek the help of your health professional before making any changes to your health and nutrition regimen.

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