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Three German Chocolate Bars in a pile surrounded by almonds.
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Healthy German Chocolate Bars with Almond Butter

Healthy German chocolate bars with almond butter are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and soy-free. They make a wonderful no-bake chocolate dessert recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 234 kcal


Chocolate Layer:

  • 1 c pecans raw, pieces
  • 1 ½ c almond meal
  • 1 c oats quick-cooking, gluten-free
  • c cocoa powder regular or dark
  • c dates pitted, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ½ T coconut oil melted
  • ¼ c pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Almond Butter Coconut Layer:

  • ½ c almond butter smooth
  • 1 c unsweetened coconut flakes finely shredded
  • 3 T maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour


Chocolate Layer:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor combine pecans, almond meal, oats and cocoa powder. Process for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture becomes a fine crumble.
  2. Add dates and process for 30 seconds.
  3. Add oil, maple syrup, salt and vanilla extract. Process for 1-2 minutes or until mixture begins to clump together.
  4. In a 8 ½ by 5 inch loaf pan place a layer of wax paper. Press chocolate layer firmly into the bottom of the pan. The mixture will be slightly oily. Take a paper towel and dab away any excess oil.
  5. Place pan in the refrigerator until next layer is ready.

Almond Butter Coconut Layer:

  1. If coconut flakes are not finely shredded, add these first to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely shredded.
  2. Combine all almond butter coconut layer ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture is a smooth, homogenous consistency.
  3. Spread this layer on top of the chocolate layer, pressing the mixture firmly into the chocolate layer.
  4. Top with extra shredded coconut. (Optional)
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. You can store uneaten bars in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy German Chocolate Bars with Almond Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.