Well hello Chocolate! These gluten free chocolate almond butter bars are sooooo yummy!! You have sweet, crunchy and just pure heaven when you bite into the bar!
Between the granola, chocolate, almond butter, (you can substitute for peanut butter or even sunflower seed butter) and the caramel taste of the coconut sugar this dessert bar will have you oh so happy! All you need is a few staple pantry items and you and your kids can help make these easy granola bars.
It literally takes 10 minutes to prep these simple and quick chocolate almond butter bars. The hardest part is the wait time while the chocolate sets.
My kids might have checked on them every 15 minutes, insisting that they were done because they wanted to get their hands on these.
I am always trying to find sweet treats that I feel are somewhat “healthy” when my family eats them. These chocolate almond butter bars have some great ingredients like flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut oil, and gluten free oats. Instead of traditional sugar, I use coconut sugar. This lessens the mom guilt. Can I get an amen??
Who are we kidding?! My husband and I will fight to the end for these little bars!
Step by step instructions
- Melt chocolate and almond butter together
- Melt ghee (butter), coconut oil, and coconut sugar in a large saucepan on medium heat.
- Pour oats, salt, flax and chia seeds into the sauce pan. Lower the heat and stir for 4-5 minutes.
- Line pan with parchment paper and pour half the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan.
- Pour chocolate mixture on top of the oats.
- Place the other half of the oats on top of the chocolate and make sure you press down into the chocolate. Place in the fridge for 4-5 hours to set.
Tips for success
- These chocolate almond butter bars are great because you can easily substitute the almond butter for peanut butter or sunflower seed butter. The sunflower seed butter makes for a great allergy friendly treat you can bring into most schools.
- Make sure you press down firmly on that top layer. We do not want to lose any of that oat goodness.
How to store leftovers
- Store these in a container in the fridge.
- According to the almond butter site, these will last up to 6 months in the fridge, although I think you will eat these before then. Ha!
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If you have tired this recipe I would love for you to comment below and let me know what you think!
Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars Recipe
- 8 X 8 Square Pan
- Parchment paper
- 2 cups Gluten free oats
- 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons Flax seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt
- 1/3 cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Ghee can also use butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut sugar
- 3/4 cup Chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup Almond butter you can use peanut butter, sunflower butter, etc
- Combine dry ingredients (gluten free oats, salt, flax and chia seeds) and set aside
- Melt the chocolate and almond butter together in the microwave. Do this in 20 second increments until the chocolate is melted.
- Melt coconut oil and ghee (butter) over medium heat, then add the coconut sugar and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the melted mixture. Reduce heat to low/medium heat. Make sure to stir constantly for 4-5 minutes. You do not want to burn the oats.
- Take an 8 X 8 inch square pan and line it with parchment paper. Pour half of the oat mixture on the bottom of the pan. Pour the chocolate mixture over the oats and spread evenly. Place the remaining oat mixture on top of the chocolate. Press down on top of the oats to make sure all the layers "stick" together.
- Place in the fridge for about 4 hours
- The coconut sugar might not mix completely with the coconut oil and ghee. It’s ok! Once you keep stirring, it will mix together.
- Make sure to stir and watch your oats. You do not want them to burn.
- Mix the almond butter and chocolate together in the microwave every 20 seconds until it is all melted and combined.
- Make sure you press down on the top layer of the oats. If you do not the top layer will not “stick” to the chocolate layer. I use my hands to gently push down on the mixture to make sure it will all stick together.
Oh my these looks so good. I can’t wait to make these for the kids.
Kelly Rodrigue says
They will love them! Thank you 🙂
I am going to be honest…I wish I had never made these because I have 0% self-control when something is as delicious as this recipe!!! The oat mixture is next level due to browning/caramelizing it in the yummy sauce before assembling. Plus the recipe is adaptable. I added 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts into my oat mixture. You could do craisins, dates, etc too.
Kelly Rodrigue says
I am sorry about the no self control! hahaha. But I LOVE that you like the recipe. That is awesome you are making it your own and adding favorites! Thank you so much for the review and feedback for other readers 🙂
Bobbie Swistak says
These are amazing we made the first time with peanut butter then 2nd time with almond butter ! Both ways are amazing, and such an easy quick recipe that my whole family loves !!!
Kelly Rodrigue says
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting me know!