Paleo* No Bake Chocolate Almond Bars

There is a whole debate on whether Paleo is good or bad for us. On one hand, they say its not the best because of all the excessive animal protein consumed, and how this can result in an unwanted increase in cholesterol. On the other hand, the paleo principles of clean eating and making sure that anything you touch is non-processed is something I like! So, my husband and I are going Paleo for a few weeks to see how it goes.

Wish us luck! (of course we experimented with the yummy treats first!) :-)

 Directions

1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with wax paper. Place the almonds in a food processor

and pulse until coarsely ground. Add the coconut flakes and pulse again.

2. Add the almond butter, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Blend until a paste

forms. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and evenly distribute. Place in

the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.

3. For the chocolate layer, prepare a double broiler and melt the chocolate. Evenly

spread the melted chocolate over the almond mixture. Top with additional sliced

almonds if desired. I also added some pistachios just for the fun color effect!

Place back in the refrigerator for 1 hour to harden. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Credit: http://paleogrubs.com

Almonds and chocolate are an absolutely delicious combination. Finely ground almonds, almond butter, and sliced almonds are all used in this recipe to keep it Paleo. A thin layer of dark chocolate adds just the right touch of sweetness. And the best part is, no baking is necessary, which makes these bars great for a snack that is ready when you are.

Ingredients

2 cups almonds, plus more for

topping

1 cup unsweetened coconut

flakes

1/3 cup almond butter

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt (I used Pink Himalayan)

4 oz. dark chocolate

Pistachios for topping