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These Chocolate Hazelnut Bars have a hazelnut flour crust and are topped with dark chocolate chunks + crunchy hazelnuts. These gluten-free, Paleo + refined sugar free bars get even fudgier the day after they're made!

Chocolate Hazelnut Bars (Gluten Free + Paleo)


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup (112g) hazelnut flour
  • 2 tablespoons (14g) tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

For the topping

  • ¾ cup (110g) hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch processed)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (70g) coconut oil
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate (cut into chunks)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8” square pan with parchment paper. Grease with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the hazelnut flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, salt, and melted coconut oil until fully combined, and there’s no dry flour remaining. Press the crust evenly in the pan.
  3. In your food processor or blender, grind the hazelnuts, tapioca flour, salt, and coconut sugar to a powder (or as fine as you can make it). Add the coconut oil and process until no longer visible. Add the egg and vanilla, blending until completely incorporated, and a smooth paste is formed. Spread the filling evenly over the hazelnut crust.
  4. Top the filling with chocolate chunks and hazelnuts and press them into the chocolate hazelnut mixture.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until just barely set and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean – be careful not to over-bake or they’ll be dry!
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert