Best Ever Bars

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

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Servings 16 bars




  • 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
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
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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!

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I just made these and they are fabulous. Another winner! Now to be able to keep my husband away from these.


106 responses to “Best Ever Bars”

  1. 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

  2. I would like to know the calories on these. I have to watch carbs and calories to maintain my weight. Thank you!

  3. Elana,

    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.


    • 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 :-)

  4. 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.

  5. I made these with pecans instead of almonds and strawberry instead of raspberry jam cause that’s what we had and they were delicious!!

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