Personally, I could eat almond butter for every meal for the rest of my life and would likely never tire of it. The stuff is just SO GOOD and so filling! With that in mind, I knew I had to try out Revivals Coco Love Almond Butter. Because whats an even better way to enjoy almond butter? ADD CHOCOLATE!
These vegan and gluten-free chocolate almond butter bars are chocolatey, messy, and crowd pleasing. They’ve got the texture, and taste of a wildly decadent cookie bar, yet they’re free of refined sugar and gluten. And they’ve got chocolate chips tucked away in just about every nook and cranny.
Behold, these delicious goodies…
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tablespoons water
1 cup chocolate almond butter*
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
*I used Revival's chocolate coconut almond butter, which has a delicious chocolatey flavor when compared to your
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the chia seeds and water, and stir well until a gel-like texture starts to form. Add in the almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, and stir again until a thick batter is created. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter to the lined baking sheet, and use a spatula to spread it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Because the batter is so thick, you might want to use your hands to press it in. (Get them wet to help prevent sticking.)
Bake until the top is lightly golden, about 20 minutes, then cool completely before cutting and serving. The bars become more sturdy as they cool. Slice into 16 squares and serve at room temperature.
This post is in collaboration with REVIVAL FOOD CO. All opinions and comments are mine alone. I owe a BIG THANKS to Rachel the owner of RFC, for carrying such healthy and delicous Almond Butters. I am seriously in love with the 3 flavors I have tried!