Vanilla Almond Butter Bark (Gluten-Free, Vegan + Keto)
This Vanilla Almond Butter Bark takes about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it’s Paleo, sugar-free, vegan, keto & gluten-free!
Let’s talk about how you can prep this almond butter bark in literally, about 5 minutes, less if you’re speedy. Oh, and don’t turn on your oven, because no cooking is required! All you need to do is melt the coconut oil – which is microwave friendly.
We love quick and easy snack recipes around here, and you’re going to love this one.
But first, let’s talk about what almond butter bark is because that is what’s awesome. So often…”bark” is an excuse for chocolate loaded to be more sugary garnishes and candies. Bark is awesome, and we all love getting it for Christmas. But…it’s probably not the best thing for us to be eating all of the time, right?
THIS bark, however, is two things we can totally eat all the time: almond butter and coconut oil. That’s it. In the right proportions, the coconut oil helps solidify the almond butter. It creates a creamy, snap-able bark that’s totally addicting.
Of course, on the base of those two ingredients, the options are endless. I opted for a simple almond butter bark and it turned out incredibly. The vanilla bean paste adds a beautiful, soft vanilla flavor that’s definitely noticeable, and the toasted almonds add the best nuttiness and crunch. The salt ties it all together, but you can skip it if you’re using salted almond butter – mine was unsalted.
I love that this almond butter bark recipe is only 5 ingredients (barely, does salt even count?). This snack recipe is sooo quick and easy, and 100% free of sugar and gluten and all that stuff. It’s 100% Paleo, too. But seriously, I’m just mentioning that, because everyone will like this recipe, not just people with dietary restrictions and allergies.
You can play around so much with this recipe too!
Want to use different nut butter?
You could easily switch out the almond butter to peanut butter or any other of your favorite nut butter. Even sunflower seed butter would work to keep it nut-free.
I’d love to hear how you like it, so leave me a comment down below, and enjoy!
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This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark takes about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it’s Paleo, sugar-free, vegan, keto & gluten-free!
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil and almond butter. If coconut oil is solid, melt mixture together in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds until the coconut oil is melted. Whisk to combine.
- Add in the vanilla bean (or paste or extract) and toasted almonds, stir. Pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt (I used Maldon).
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the bark is hard and can be snapped apart. Snap into pieces, and store in the refrigerator.
Inspired by I Quit Sugar