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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bars via @Leahsplate

Now I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth but when it hits I almost always go for something with either almond butter or chocolate. This dreamy bar via Leah from @leahsplate brings the two together which is sure to satisfy that craving but with a healthy spin (tip- freeze half the batch to ensure you don’t eat the whole thing 😉 Bonus points for the kiddies loving it too. Let me know if you make this one and what you serve it with, I know Leah loves it with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream!


  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch square pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients: almond butter, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the coconut sugar, spelt flour, baking powder and sea salt
  4. Pout the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add chocolate chips (reserve a handful to sprinkle on top) and stir to incorporate
  5. Transfer dough to the lined pan and use fingers to press evenly into the bottom. Use remain remaining chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
  6. Bake for approximately 20-25 min or until toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean
  7. Let cool completely in pan on cooling rack (about 30 min). Then pick up edges of parchment to remove the bars from the pan. Slice into 9-12 bars
  8. Store the bars in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months.


    • Melissa Wood Reply

      It’s my exact take on dessert – it’s something I indulge in occasionally and let myself have here and there when I’m craving a sweet. This recipe is actually properly food combined!

  1. Miryl Reply

    Hi! Quick question about the food combining – isn’t the almond butter a protein and the spelt a carb? Or am I mistaken about the almond butter?

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