Bars are such an easy thing to make and serve. Rather than dropping dozens of cookies onto several baking sheets and switching pans in and out of the oven, you can spread the batter into one large pan and bake it in one batch. Once they are done and cool, you just slice and serve. Pieces can be as big or small as you want.
Since I have a ton of baking to do over the next month or so, I have found a few recipes that are less time consuming to mix in with the more complicated desserts. Besides, as it turns out, sometimes the easiest desserts are the most popular! I am really excited about the recipes I will be making over the next several weeks, and I think you will enjoy them as well. This recipe is a good start to the holiday baking season but can be used year round. I was excited when I found it because it uses almond butter as a main ingredient. I haven’t baked with almond butter before, I am more of a die-hard peanut butter lover, but I do enjoy it for variety. This Food &Wine cookbook actually has a ton of great recipes and this recipe for Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Bars is one of the more simple that I found.
For a change, I didn’t make any tweaks, and I don’t think it needs any. These crispy and chewy bars would be terrific with a glass of milk, but I’ll be serving them among a selection of many other desserts.
The details to the recipe can be found here.
For this recipe you will need a food processor and just a few ingredients
Side note: the hardest part of making these was getting my food processor down from the back corner of my top kitchen shelf
Chop your nuts and set aside
Then mix up the dough in the food processor (you don’t need to clean it between these steps)
Stir in chocolate chips (I used chunks) and chopped almonds.
Spread it out in your baking pan
Crispy, chewy, delicious
Have you baked with almond butter before?
No. I have never baked with almond butter. Maybe I should try it! Yours looks so good!!!!!
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I love cookie bars but have never baked with almond butter either! I’m thinking I need to change that asap! Thanks for sharing this recipe :o)
I love almond butter, but I haven’t ever baked with it. This looks delicious!
The bars looks awesome. And I am happy to see you using Maranatha almond butter (I am addicted to their products!).
I recently used almond butter in a banana bread loaf and was pleasantly surprised by the results. I’ll definitely give this bar recipe a try. Thanks!
oh i bet almond butter in banana bread would be delicious! what a great idea
Those look delicious. And I agree that simple desserts can be a HUGE hit. I made a super easy pumpkin cookie for our small groups last night…and they were GONE pronto.
wow looks so yummy xxx
Oh, I have that SAME cookbook!!! Will have to try those with the almond butter. I love anything almond! :)
thanks for sharing!
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Oh my! So divine! I soooo wish I had a tray of those right now. Thanks for posting the recipe, now it’s no longer impossible for that to happen.
wow how fabulous do these look! I really need to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!
Ive never cooked with almond butter but this makes me want to! That looks delicious!
i’ve used almond butter in cookies before and always love the results!
I’ve never cooked with almond butter, but I should, I mean, I love the stuff. Your cookie bars look fantastic.
I’ve had almond butter before, but I’ve never cooked or baked with it. I need to change that, because these sound delicious!!
Those bars look great! I haven’t ever used almond butter before in baking!
These look amazing! I’ve never thought to use almond butter. YUM!