These Best Ever Bars are an amazing paleo dessert. With just 6 healthy ingredients you can throw them together in a few minutes. To make them you’ll need almonds, coconut oil, raspberry jam, dark chocolate, coconut flakes, and salt.
The sweetener in Best Ever Bars is raspberry jam. It lends a subtle, yet deliciously fruity sweetness to this healthy dessert. It makes these no-bake bars taste like Raspberry Magic Bars, though with a lot less sugar, and far fewer ingredients!
Lately, I’ve been getting loads of comment here on the blog, as well as on Instagram, telling me how much you all appreciate the simplicity of my recipes. I’m so glad to hear that! As I outlined in my post, “A Piece of Me,” life can be complex, which is one more reason to make my recipes easy!
Best Ever Bars
- 1½ cups almonds
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ cup raspberry jam
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- In a food processor, pulse almonds until the texture of gravel
- Pulse in salt, jam, and coconut oil until dough forms
- Press dough into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Melt chocolate over very low heat in a saucepan
- Pour chocolate over crust
- Sprinkle coconut flakes over chocolate
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then cut into 16 squares
- Refrigerate for an additional 1½ hours
This is another healthy no-bake summer dessert recipe that doesn’t require an oven. These Best Ever Bars set up in the refrigerator, so your house won’t be sweltering when you make them.
I know that some of you suffer from nut allergies, and won’t be able to eat this healthy paleo dessert. So, here are some of my nut-free paleo dessert recipes for you!
Made them with strawberry jam and added crushed dehydrated strawberries in too. Yum!!!
Corinne, thanks for letting me know these are yum!
I used 1 cup sunflower seeds and 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds instead of almonds and it turned out great!
Oh my word! I just made these and they are fabulous. I used 3/4 cup almonds and 3/4 cup pecans for the base and a date sweetened, store bought strawberry jam. I sprinkled unsweetened shredded coconut on the top instead of the flakes because that’s all I had in my pantry. Thank you thank you thank you. Another winner! Now to be able to keep my husband away from these…. LOL
Lana, thanks so much for letting me know these are fabulous! We love them too :-)
Maureen Watson says
I would like to know the calories on these. I have to watch carbs and calories to maintain my weight. Thank you!
Maureen, for more on that please go here:
Have a wonderful day!
Could you tell me if you make the crust without the jam will it hold together. I like the sound of the crust but am trying to avoid the sugar in the jam.
Pat, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
You could try preserves or diabetic jam
Pamela B Tiger says
Or Polaner All-Fruit. There’s lots of jams without sugar.
Pamela, the jam I use in this recipe does not contain sugar, it’s sweetened with fruit juice :-)
Catherine Dickson says
Hi Pat, Why don’t you try a fiber, less sugar type of jam/preserves instead? Poland brand makes a few varieties which I’ve tried and they are actually pretty good in taste and consistency too. I believe it should work fine as a substitute.
Catherine, thanks for your comment! If anyone tries that substitution in this recipe I’d love to know if it works :-)
This is AMAZING!!! These really are best ever bars!
Hannah, thanks for letting me know these are AMAZING and really are the best bars ever :-)
I also made these bars. They are really so easy to make and so delicious to eat. Everyone loved them. I’m going to make them again.
Can I ask if you have a recipe for nob-dairy yogurt? I tried myself unsuccessfully and gave up. I prefer coconut or almond milk. Thanks for your ongoing help and support.
Thanks Barbara! Here’s a link to my yogurt recipe:
I’m working on a recipe for dairy-free yogurt.
I made these with pecans instead of almonds and strawberry instead of raspberry jam cause that’s what we had and they were delicious!!
Sarah, great to hear that these were delicious!
Perfect. Simple and perfect!
Cheryl Feltrin says
Elana, these are awesome!!! How long can they be kept in the fridge for?
Cheryl, I think they would keep for around 5 days :-)