Chewy No-Bake Almond Butter Bars - A delicious, energy-giving treat that is high in both protein and good fats!
Sometimes baking can be a drag.
I typically enjoy the precision it requires, but when I'm trying to create a recipe and go through multiple trials, it can get pretty trying.
It is nice, once in a while, to have a delicious, no-bake recipe like these almond butter bars.
No-bake recipes are MUCH more forgiving.
No leavening agents to worry about, no oven temperatures or cooking times, and no worrying that the cookies are spreading due to the fact that you forgot to chill the damn dough!
...Not that I speak from experience or anything.
Good for snacking
These bars make a great mid-day snack, as the ingredients are all helpful in boosting energy.
They are soft, chewy, and completely addictive!
I like to make mine small and thick, but if you prefer big and thin, just press the dough into a larger pan and cut them that way.
However you cut them, I am convinced you will love them as much as I do!
Low sugar notes
This recipe is from 2013 and is written exactly how it was then, except for updated pictures.
If you are looking to lower the sweetener, you can do so by subbing some of the stated amount of maple syrup for warm water.
For instance, instead of three tablespoons of maple syrup (as stated), use two tablespoons of maple syrup plus one tablespoon of warm water. You can add in a little stevia for extra, carb-free sweetness, if desired.
For more no-bake treats, take a peek at some of these recipes:
No-Bake Cookies and Cream Bars
Raw Brownies with Chocolate Icing
Chocolate Chip Snack Bites
Chewy No-Bake Almond Butter Bars
- ½ cup raw almond butter unsalted
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 150 grams oat flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- Mix everything but the oat flour until smooth.
- Stir in the oat flour until a thick dough forms.
- Press the mixture (you will need your hands) into a well-oiled container fitted with a lid (I used a small 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish).
- Place in the refrigerator (or freezer if you're hungry!) until the bars are set (somewhat hard to the touch).
- Cut and serve!
You can use roasted or raw almond butter, depending on your preference.
If you use a salted almond butter, omit 1/8 teaspoon of the added salt.
I’ve made this probably ten times! My family loves these, especially my 2 and 4 year old! It’s a great way to give them some healthy fats 🙂 anytime I need to bring snack at preschool or side dish for brunch I always make these. Everyone seems to love them!
Aw, thanks, Stephanie! I need to remake these myself, lol!
Just made a batch and put a couple golden raisins per square on top. Really delicious recipe, I will do my best to portion it out for the week 😀
Thanks Bre, glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Awesome recipe!!! Even my husband ate them! How long do they last for in the fridge btw?
I'm so happy you enjoyed the bars! I'd say they'd last anywhere from 1-2 weeks. 🙂
Hi Lauren. I can't use grains of any kind. Do you have a sub I could use. I love your recipes!
Thanks Cyndy! You can try almond meal/flour in place of the oats.
Hi Lauren! Will the bars still hold up with dried fruit? What would you recommend? Thanks!
What ingredient are you trying to replace? If it's the maple syrup, I would think so, but I haven't tried it. Maybe dates with a bit of water to emulate the syrup consistency? 🙂
I'm excited to try making these for my overly picky 3 year old, but I have a couple of questions first. What kind of oats do you use? I have old fashioned rolled oats. Would quick oats be better? Also, do you think that coconut butter could be used in place of the coconut oil? Thanks!
I used regular rolled oats, but either would work! I'm not sure about the coconut butter replacement, as it has a thicker consistency. Regular melted butter would be a better choice. 🙂
I am allergic to coconut, any suggestions as far as what to replace the oil with in this recipe? I made them for my husband (introducing him to a raw diet- perfect intro- he loved them!) and they turned out great but would they be OK if the oil was omitted?
You could use butter or palm shortening. The oil is necessary to hold everything together, so I wouldn't recommend omitting it. So happy your hubby enjoyed them! 😀
Just made these with roasted almond butter (that's what I had) and they came out great! I had to stop myself from eating all the batter with a spoon 🙂
That's great Dana, I'm so happy you enjoyed them! It's good to know that they work with roasted almond butter too. 🙂
Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
You are so right! No bake is so much easier and you also get the benefits of pure raw nutrients. I'd love for you to come share this at Raw Foods Thursdays tomorrow!
Thanks Heather, I'd love to! 🙂
Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
Thanks for sharing it! Pinning this!!
Paige @ Not Missing a Thing!
These look great! I'll be making them soon!
Would toasting the oatmeal give them a different flavor?
I imagine it would enhance the oat flavor, but I haven't tried it. 🙂
Would toasting the oatmeal a little bit give them a different flavor?
Do you know what the measurement of the oats is after grinding? I have some already ground from making your brownies:)
Hmmm...I'd guess 1-1 1/4 cups? Mix all the wet ingredients first, and then add the oats gradually until you get a thick batter. 🙂
One cup worked. Thanks!
These look scrumptious! Do you think you could sub sun butter?
I believe so! 🙂
Melissa @ My Whole Food Life
These look so good! I love almond butter and anything no bake. I will try these for sure. Glad I found your blog. Your girls are beautiful. I am a mom of two little girls as well. 1 and 3. Go pink! 🙂
How awesome! I love finding other bloggers I have things in common with. Mine are 1 and 3 as well. 😀
Gabby @ the veggie nook
I know what you mean! I am such a "throw a little of this in, then a smidge of that"...measuring goes totally against my style. Oh how we suffer for blogging 😉
These look delicious, Almond, maple and cinnamon are always amazing 🙂
Yum- I'm definitely making these! I love almond butter & oats mixed together and these look delicious. Can't wait to try 🙂
Thanks girl! They are really good! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂