paleo almond chocolate bars

I found it absolutely essential today to make something deceptively delicious.  In the midst of laundry, bottles, and picking up toys (and crumbs), I become abundantly aware of my need for an over-the-top dessert.  Instead of running to Walgreens and “sneaking” myself a bag of Reeses butter cups, I decided to do myself a favor.  I lit some candles, put on my “Coffeehouse” station on DISH, and gave myself complete freedom to “re-create” my favorite lil candies.

This particular recipe was found on a blog called “Fast Paleo.”  The name should indeed give away the fact that these bars are easy as pie to make, and taste absolutely incredible… and I mean incredible!  This is a no bake, no nonsense recipe for the desperate housewives of America who absolutely NEED a chocolate fix.

You will need:

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or clarified grassfed butter)

1 1/4 cup almond flour (I grind my own in my Vitamix, it’s much more cost effective)

1 1/4 cup organic coconut palm sugar (I get mine at Whole Foods)

1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

2 tbsp. almond butter (for the topping)

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Mix together your almond butter, coconut oil, almond flour, and coconut palm sugar in a mixing bowl.

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Side note:

If you would like to grind your own almond flour, simply put 1 cup of almonds in your Vitamix or food processor and pulse until they become flour-like in their consistency.

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One cup of almonds yields around 1 1/2 cups of almond flour.

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Press your mixture into a 9″ Pyrex dish, and chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.

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While your mixture is chilling, prepare your chocolate topping.

Mix together your chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. almond butter in a microwave-safe dish.

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Melt for 20 seconds, stir, melt for another 20 seconds… Repeat this process until you yield a smooth chocolate ganache (paleo style).

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Pour this topping evenly over your mixture, and continue to refrigerate for another hour or so.

Slice your chilled dessert into little squares, and devour! Enjoy!

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