This layered chocolate bar recipe hits all the right notes with a cookie-like crust, gooey chocolate interior, and crunchy nuts on top.

These homemade bars are the perfect pick-me-up for that afternoon slump — skip the junk food and nibble on these salty-sweet, chocolatey, crunchy bars instead.

It looks like a fancy store-bought chocolate treat, but it’s actually pretty simple to make!

For the crust, all you have to do is blend almond flour, pecans, dates, sea salt, and coconut oil in a food processor to create the slightly sweet, cookie-like bottom layer.

For layer #2, blend almond butter, maple syrup, and Chocolate Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology for a creamy, chocolatey sweet hit and then top with crunchy pecan pieces and drizzled melted chocolate.

(Is anyone else’s mouth watering right now?!)

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Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars

  • ½
    almond flour
  • ¼
    raw pecans
  • 2
    Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1
    extra-virgin coconut oil

  • tsp.
    sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼
    all-natural almond butter
  • ¼
    pure maple syrup
  • 2
  • 1
    Chocolate Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology
  • 2
    chopped raw pecans
  • 1
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼
    extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
  1. To make crust, place almond flour, pecans, dates, oil, and salt in a food processor; process continuously until pecans are crushed into fine crumbs. Setaside.

  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Using clean hands (or a rubber spatula) press crust mixture into dish to form an even layer. Set aside.

  3. To make chocolate layer, combine almond butter, maple syrup, water, and Shakeology in a medium bowl; mix well.

  4. Press chocolate mixture on top of crust to form chocolate layer.

  5. Gently press chopped pecans into chocolate layer.

  6. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl; microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir; microwave on high for an additional 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is evenly melted (about three times). Add oil; mix well.

  7. Using a fork, drizzle chocolate over prepared pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.


The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 184
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 2.5g16%

Sodium 52mg2%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 10g11%

Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
1 Yellow
½ Blue
1½ tsp.

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