Go Back

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

Servings 16


  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the almond butter bowl. Mix well
  • Save 1/2 cup of dough for the topping. Press the remaining dough into the prepared 8x8 pan. Press evenly - it will be thin.
  • Top with chocolate chips.
  • Crumble remaining dough over the top. Press down slightly.
  • Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, or until slightly brown around the edges.


Athletes: Eat your heart out.
Healthy Eating: Again, eat your heart out.
Kids: Common, what kid doesn't like cookies?!
Other Thoughts:
  • If you can find it, I recommend almond butter with the only ingredient: almonds. The consistency is better for these cookies. If you have a Costco membership, get their almond butter. It's the best and way cheaper than others.
  • These store well on the counter. No need to refrigerate. Or, you can freeze them.
  • UPDATE: one of my amazing clients made these vegan and they worked GREAT.
    Sub egg for 1 flax egg. + Add 1 Tbsp plant based milk.