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These Mocha Almond Fudge Bars are incredibly rich and delicious, with a chocolate-coffee fudge studded with crunchy almonds, all sitting on top of a simple shortbread crust. These gluten-free, paleo and vegan fudge bars are irresistible!

Mocha Almond Fudge Bars

These Mocha Almond Fudge Bars are incredibly rich and delicious, with a chocolate-coffee fudge studded with crunchy almonds, all sitting on top of a simple shortbread crust. These gluten-free, paleo and vegan fudge bars are irresistible!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 267 kcal
Author Rachel

Ingredients

For the shortbread crust

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil solid, use refined for no coconut flavor
  • 1 cup (112g) coconut flour

For the mocha fudge filling

  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • cup (64g) coconut oil melted, use refined for no coconut flavor
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter
  • cup (101g) maple syrup
  • cup cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup almonds toasted and chopped

For the chocolate topping

To top

  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt optional
  • cup almonds toasted and chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8” square pan with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the maple syrup and room temperature coconut oil and mix until combined. Add the coconut flour and mix until a large dough ball forms, pressing out any clumps of coconut oil.

  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely.
  4. For the filling, combine the espresso powder and melted coconut oil and stir together to dissolve the espresso powder a bit. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk or stir together until completely combined. Pour over the crust and let cool in the refrigerator until set before topping with chocolate layer.
  5. For the chocolate topping, whisk together all of the ingredients and pour over the cooled fudge layer. Smooth evenly and sprinkle with almonds and flaky sea salt. Let cool until set. Slice into 16 squares. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Mocha Almond Fudge Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.