Looking for a nutritious yet indulgent snack? You're at the right place! Our Almond Bars recipe brings together the rich flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, nut butter, and the crunchiness of almonds. These homemade bars are easy to make and perfect for satisfying those mid-day cravings. Read on, and let's dive into this mouthwatering treat that's a cut above the rest!
Almond Bars are a delightful snack enjoyed year-round but find special favor during the holiday season. They are a fantastic homemade gift idea, and the nutty crunch adds a festive touch. While you're here, don't forget to check out our Pecan Pie Bars, another delightful treat that's perfect for celebrations, family gatherings, or simply savoring on a cozy evening.
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- Semi-sweet Chocolate
- Coconut Oil
- Nut Butter (Peanut, Soy, or Almond)
- Chia Seeds
- Flaxseed Powder
- Rice Crispy Cereal
- Sliced Almonds
- Toppings: Chia Seeds, Roasted Almonds
See recipe card for quantities.
Roast the Almonds
Roast almonds in the oven, mixing halfway, then let them cool.
Prepare the Chocolate Mixture
Melt chocolate, honey, and coconut oil, add peanut butter, chia seeds, flaxseed, almonds, and rice crispy.
Prepare the Mold
Grease and line an 8-inch square mold, add the bar mix, and press to flatten.
Sprinkle chia seeds and roasted almonds on top.
Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Cut and Enjoy
Remove from the mold, cut into bars, and enjoy.
Hint: When melting chocolate, honey, and coconut oil, make sure to do it gradually in the microwave or over a double boiler to prevent seizing or burning. The smooth consistency is key to the perfect texture of these Almond Bars.
For vegan options, use almond or soy butter, and a plant-based sweetener like agave syrup in place of honey.
- Add dried fruits like cranberries or raisins for a fruity twist.
- Use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet for a more intense flavor.
An 8-inch square mold is perfect for this recipe. If using a different size, adjust the quantities accordingly. A microwave or double boiler is essential for melting the chocolate mixture smoothly.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Roasting the almonds evenly is essential. Make sure to mix them at halftime to ensure they roast evenly without burning.
Yes, you can substitute with walnuts or pecans.
They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Yes, they can be frozen for up to a month.
Roasting enhances the flavor but is optional.
Yes, you can add protein powder for a protein boost.
You can use butter or another cooking oil.
You can adjust the thickness to your preference.
Yes, regular crispy cereal will work fine.
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120g Semi-sweet Chocolate
30ml Coconut oil
120g Nut butter (Peanut, soy, or almond butter)
10g Chia seeds
20g Flaxseed powder
90g Rice crispy cereal
90g Sliced Almonds
5g Chia Seeds
20g Roasted Almonds
Preparing the Almonds
- In a 350F oven, roast the almonds for 15 minutes
- At the halftime, take a wooden spoon and mix them so they roast evenly
- Let them cool down completely
Making the bar
- Melt chocolate, honey, and coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute
- Add peanut butter and mix
- Add in the chia seeds and the flaxseed powder
- Add in the almonds
- And the rice crispy cereal
Putting in the Mold
- Grease and line with parchment paper an 8-inch square mold
- Put the bar mix in
- Press it in to flatten it up
- Add on top chia seeds and more roasted almonds
- Refrigerate for 2 hours
Cutting in pieces
- Take out of the mold
- Cut yourself some bars
- Enjoy 😉
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes (for roasting almonds)
- Category: Snack/Dessert
- Method: Refrigerating
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Ensure all ingredients are fresh.
- Use clean and dry utensils.
- Refrigerate promptly after preparation.