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:
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.