Paleo bars are a great way to satisfy your cravings while staying on track with your healthy eating goals! They are made with all-natural ingredients and are free of grains, dairy, and processed sugars. This makes them a perfect snack option for people who are following a paleo diet or who are simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional snacks. They are fudgy, gooey, and delicious!

Paleo bars.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These Paleo bars are a delicious and convenient snack.
  • These bars are easy to take with you on the go, so you can always have a healthy snack on hand.
  • They are made with all-natural ingredients.
  • These grain free bars are made with whole, unprocessed foods, so you can feel good about what you are eating.
  • They are free of grains, dairy, and processed sugars. This makes them a great option for people with allergies or intolerances.
  • They are a good source of protein and fiber.
  • Protein and fiber help you feel full and energized, so you can power through your day.
  • They are versatile. Paleo bars can be enjoyed as a snack, pre-workout, or post-workout.
  • This recipe is Paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
  • Check out these Almond Flour Blondies for another healthier dessert!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the ingredients and substitutions for Paleo bars. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full recipe.

Melted coconut oil adds moisture. If needed, replace with avocado oil or light olive oil.

Coconut sugar is a delicious Paleo sweetener. It is much less processed than white sugar.

One egg binds the dough together. Try these Vegan Blondies for an egg free version.

Almond flour adds protein and fiber. Use finely blanched almond flour. Do not use almond meal. I do not recommend another flour for this recipe.

Creamy almond butter adds a delicious flavor! Cashew butter is a great alternative. If you are not strictly Paleo, peanut butter works well too.

Baking soda helps these bars rise.

Pure maple syrup also adds natural sweetness.

Vanilla adds a cozy homemade flavor.

Lastly, use Paleo chocolate chips. My favorite is Hu Kitchen!

Ingredients for paleo bars.

Taste & Texture

These paleo bars are a delightful mix of chewy, nutty, and slightly sweet. They have a slight butterscotch flavor.

The texture of the bars is also perfect. They have chewy edges and a soft gooey center.

These bars taste like cookies in bar form!

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave.  Set aside.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, add the coconut sugar and egg.  Whisk together.

Egg and coconut sugar in bowl.

Step 4

Then, sift in the almond flour.  Stir to combine.  The batter will be very thick.

Very dry mixture in bowl.

Step 5

Add in the creamy almond butter, baking soda, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil.  Stir to combine.

Paleo bar dough.

Step 6

Fold in the dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip dough in bowl.

Step 7

Transfer the batter to the lined pan.  Smooth into an even layer.

Blondie batter.

Step 8

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean.

Baked healthy bars.

Step 9

Lastly, remove from the oven.  Wait until mostly cooled before slicing and serving.

Sliced chocolate chip bars.

Expert Tips for Success

Here are a few tips and tricks to make the perfect paleo bars.

Use a good quality almond butter. This will make a big difference in the taste and texture of the bars.

Add a pinch of sea salt to the bars to enhance the flavor.

If you want to make the bars more chocolatey, you can add more chocolate chips.

Do not bake too long! They will look a little soft and gooey in the middle.

Allow the blondies to mostly cool before slicing into.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

There are endless possibilities when it comes to flavor variations and add-ins for these paleo bars. Here are a few ideas.

Add in walnuts, pecans, or almonds for a nutty crunchy touch.

Swirl in some Paleo jam or jelly.

Add in unsweetened coconut flakes and cashew.

Add in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a fun fall flavor.

Close up of paleo blondie.

How to Serve & Store

These paleo bars can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or as part of a meal.

They are sweet enough for dessert.

They are also a great option for on-the-go lunches or snacks. So are these Paleo Muffins!

Paleo bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

If you want to store them for longer, freeze them for up to 1 month.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the benefits of eating paleo bars?

Paleo bars are a great way to get your daily dose of nutrients. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This makes them a great snack to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

Are paleo bars healthy?

Paleo bars are a healthy snack option for people who are following a paleo diet or who are simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional snacks. They are made with all-natural ingredients.

Are paleo bars gluten-free?

Yes, paleo bars are gluten-free. They are made with all-natural ingredients that are naturally gluten-free.

Can I make these paleo bars without nuts?

These bars must be made with almond flour. Therefore, they cannot be made nut free.

What is Paleo?

Paleo, also known as the Paleolithic diet or caveman diet, is a modern dietary plan based on the presumed ancestral diet of humans during the Paleolithic era. It focuses on consuming foods that were readily available to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, nuts, and seeds.

Are Clif Bars Paleo friendly?

Clif Bars contain added sugar, so they are not Paleo.

Are RX Bars Paleo approved?


Most RXBARs are considered paleo-friendly, as they are made with whole, natural ingredients that are consistent with the paleo diet. However, there are a few flavors of RXBARs that contain peanuts, which are not considered paleo-friendly.

Gooey chocolate chip bars.

Equipment Needed

8 Inch Square Pan: This square pan is great for making these bars.

Parchment Paper: Line the pan with parchment paper for easy removal.

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Paleo bars.

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Paleo Bars are the perfect snack or dessert! Made with all natural ingredients, they are packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied. These almond flour bars are also gluten free and dairy free, making them a great option for people with dietary restrictions!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Then, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the coconut sugar and egg. Whisk together to combine.
  • Then, sift in the almond flour. Stir together. The batter will be very thick.
  • Add in the almond butter, baking soda, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil. Stir together.
  • Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the dough to the lined pan. Smooth out into an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean.
  • Lastly, remove from the oven. Wait until mostly cooled before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Use refined coconut oil for a neutral flavor.  Unrefined coconut oil has a slight coconut flavor.
  • If needed, replace the coconut oil with light flavored olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Use all natural creamy almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Use finely blanched almond flour.  Do not use almond meal.
  • These bars bake quickly.  They will be fudgy after 15 minutes and more cooked through around 18 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.
  • If needed, freeze for 1 month.
Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 7IU, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg

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