These fudgy chocolate paleo bars are a wholesome & filling snack that tastes like dessert!
No added sugars
No eggs or flour
No baking required
The best part about these completely vegan & paleo snack bars is that they don’t need to be refrigerated, making them a great “on the go” healthy option. If you’ve ever tried a store-bought Larabar, this is the same basic concept. The bars are made up of wholesome ingredients, including dates, nuts, and antioxidant-rich cacao powder; and you can customize the recipe by varying the add-ins each time to make different flavors.
(Step-by-step recipe video below)
Custom Flavor Ideas
Chocolate Almond Joy Bars: Use raw almonds instead of walnuts, and add a handful of shredded coconut or 2-3 tbsp melted coconut butter before processing.
Nutella Paleo Bars: Use hazelnuts as your nuts of choice, and you can also add 1-2 tbsp of my Healthy Nutella Recipe if desired.
Chocolate Orange Paleo Bars: Use cashews or walnuts, and add 1 1/2 tsp orange zest before processing.
Super Chia Paleo Bars: Use any nuts you wish, and throw in 2 tbsp chia seeds before processing.
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I first made this recipe almost eight years ago… and it is still one of my favorites today!
If you make the plain chocolate version or any of the variations, please feel free to post a picture of your results in the comment section below or tag ChocolateCoveredKatie on Instagram so I can see and like your pictures.
Chocolate Paleo Bars
(Chocolate Brownie Larabars)
Paleo Bars – That Taste Like Chocolate Brownies
- 1 cup raw nuts, such as walnuts or pecans (100g)
- 1 1/3 cup pitted dates (220 g)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3-4 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- optional heaping 1/8 tsp salt (I always add this)
- optional chocolate chips or broken-up chocolate bar
- optional chia seeds, shredded coconut, etc.
*Medjool dates tend to be softer. If your dates are hard or dry, soak them in boiling water for a few minutes to soften them.
Process all the ingredients in a high-quality food processor until fine crumbles form. (A blender technically works, but texture will be stickier and tougher.) Smush into bars – I like to transfer the crumbles to a ziploc bag and roll out the dough from inside the bag. Chocolate chips can be added before or after processing, and feel free to experiment with different nut combinations.
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