Power Bars

For the past few months I have been playing around with paleo power bar recipes. When I’m on the go I want to grab something that is packed with nutrition, not too sweet, and plenty tasty.

I’ve made this grain-free power bar recipe a bunch of times now. My taste testers (that would be my husband who is a very direct and stringent critic) have given it their official seal of approval (that would be eating an entire tray in two days flat).

When I saw Heidi’s video I knew it was time to share my paleo power bars recipe. Heidi is my favorite food blogger and author of the delightful book, Super Natural Cooking. In Heidi’s video, her voice is so soothing and the content so tranquil that it might put you into a trance. It has gorgeous shots of California’s Big Sur interspersed with her recipe.

Power Bars

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Servings 20 bars



  • Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter, and salt in a food processor
  • Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  • Add coconut oil, stevia, honey, and vanilla to dry ingredients
  • Pulse until mixture forms a coarse paste
  • Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • Chill in refrigerator 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  • In a saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
  • Spread melted chocolate over bars
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  • Serve
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
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My no-bake, high-protein, high-fiber bars are based upon Melissa Diane Smith’s recipe for Amaretto Protein Bars. I’ve made quite a few changes to her recipe, simplifying it a bit and lowering the amount of sweetener.

The chocolate topping on these paleo power bars makes them seem a bit decadent. Though dark chocolate, rich in antioxidants, has now entered the echelon of power foods so I’ll keep it on mine.

By the way, the photo above is actually of Macadamia Power Bars. To make that recipe simply substitute raw macadamia nuts for the almonds and raw macadamia nut butter for the roasted almond butter.

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146 responses to “Power Bars”

  1. This is incredibly delicious! I am so thankful for ALL of your recipes. I love that they use healthy sugar alternatives – e.g. stevia. Every recipe I have tried, my husband and I have been pleased with – they are so tasty! Thank you! Thank you!

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