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These paleo Almond Joy Lara bars are the perfect combination of coconut and chocolate and are super healthy. A filling and quick paleo snack, they're also Whole30-compliant. Very similar to chocolate coconut chew Lara bars.
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Almond Joy Lara Bars

These paleo Almond Joy Lara bars are the perfect combination of coconut and chocolate and are super healthy. A filling and quick paleo snack, they're very similar to chocolate coconut chew Lara bars.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, coconut, lara bar
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 213kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional
  • water , as needed (I use about 4-6 tablespoon but my standard dates are not too moist)

Instructions

  • If using whole almonds, process them first. Put them in the bowl of your food processor and blitz until crumbled and pretty uniform in texture. If using slivered or sliced almonds, skip this step, and simply add the almonds with the rest of the ingredients in the next step.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except for water, and process until smooth and well combined. Add water as necessary to create a texture that clumps together but isn't too moist.
  • Line an 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra on two sides to act as handles. Press mixture into baking pan and use your fingertips or a mini roller to flatten and smooth. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Use your parchment paper "handles" to lift chilled mixture out of baking pan. Slice into bars and keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.

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Notes

Make sure you do not SNACK on these if you're on a Whole30. They are considered emergency food only. Epic Bars and other savory options are better ideas here.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.4mg | Net Carbs: 19g