Paleo No Bake SunButter Bars


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These No Bake SunButter Bars take just 10 minutes to whip up and can easily be adapted for those with allergies! Completely gluten free, vegan and paleo! 



I know in Australia, new rules and regulations have come into place amongst many primary and high schools regarding foods which should be omitted from lunch boxes. Predominantly, it’s bars or snacks which include peanuts or other forms of nuts! The number of allergy outbreaks and severe illnesses had been on the rise and since it’s omission- things have settled down abit!

One of my favourite snacks to bring to work are my No Bake Kettle Corn Granola Bars or my Cashew Coconut Protein bars– true story! This week, I’ve eaten two of these bars each morning for breakfast with a hunk of cheddar cheese because I’m lazy awesome. Saying that, nut butters are a key ingredient in them which is a big ‘No No’ for many schools here. 


A nut free alternative I am mildly obsessed with is SunButter- and with it’s consistency, can be subbed easily in the above recipes. Not only that, but they are perhaps my favourite healthy fat spread to use in the below recipe. 

Even though Niki isn’t doing Paleo anymore, I still had a couple of Paleo friendly recipes to share. She loves Caramel slice. This is…not caramel slice. However, it looks like it and it is delicious. Topped with homemade paleo chocolate and a delicious, textured base- it looks similar but tastes better.

Healthy No Bake SunButter Bars which are a quick and easy dessert or snack which takes no time and can be completely allergen friendly! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Naturally Gluten free, Grain Free and Vegan– you can feel confident to jazz up your lunch box with this treat. 

Or be the popular one. 


If you love no bake bars, you’ll LOVE these healthy 4 Ingredient No Bake Protein fudge Bars– Check out just how easy they are below!

[Paleo] No Bake SunButter Bars

5 from 2 votes
A super simple no bake snack bar recipe which is Paleo friendly- also naturally suits a grain free, gluten free or vegan diet!


  • 1 cup SunButter can sub for almond butter or tahini- I've tried both!
  • 1 cup coconut flour sifted
  • 1 cup almond flour NOTE- For a completely allergy free bar, substitute for oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk (NOTE- For a completely allergy free bar, substitute for non dairy non nut milk**
  • Paleo Chocolate melted


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, sea salt and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
  • Stir through the SunButter until fully incorporated. Batter should be quite crumbly.
  • Add the almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until a very dense batter is formed.
  • Press into a lined 9 x 9 inch baking dish and press firmly.
  • Add the melted Paleo chocolate over it and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into bars.


* For sweeter bars, feel free to add some extra coconut sugar or honey/agave
** Depending on the brand of coconut flour you use, you may need more or less milk- Some brands are so absorbent, you may need a full cup.
I've tried these bars with tahini and almond butter and work really well. These don't need refrigeration and can be kept in a covered container for up to 1 week. You can use standard sugar and melted chocolate if you don't follow a paleo diet.
Author: Arman
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Healthy No Bake SunButter Bars which are a quick and easy dessert or snack which takes no time and can be completely allergen friendly! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-


Did you have a ‘nut ban’ in your school growing up?

What was a typical lunchbox snack for you? 

Have you tried SunButter before?

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Arman Liew

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  1. Arman these look insanely good! I love that you have your bars with cheese, cheese and sweet stuff goes so well right?
    I have not had sun butter before but I really want to try it! Tahini is amazing though so I can try it with that 🙂

  2. Your bars look delicious, but I’ll need to find a paleo substitute for all of the coconut products you’ve used. I’m allergic to all forms of coconut :/
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

    1. Hi Becca! Of course- coconut flour can easily be subbed for oat flour but reduce the liquid in it- shredded coconut can completely be omitted 🙂

  3. It’s perfect that you can make these with tahini -because that’s the only nut /seed butter I have atm. I would have to sub the coconut flour though (I know, I know. You told me to buy some. But I’m too mean! ) or do I HAVE to use it for texture maybe?
    I’m going to post one of my lunchbox staples tomorrow or on Sunday 😀 it has nothing to do with nuts though!

    1. I’ve already made them!! With a few modifications, but they are sooo good! Especially with that chocolate layer. I’m a fan!! Will probably post them tomorrow 🙂

  4. It’s really unfortunate that I can’t find raw, organic sunflower butter here. These look really great!

    1. Hi Jody! You most definitely can- I’m terrible at overdoing it with no baked goods and can attest that all my no bake recipes freeze really well-I’ve been lazy lately and breakfasts this week have been two no bake bars straight from the freezer with a protein shake or cheese!

  5. Sunflower seed butter is my absolute favorite. I love the earth balance coconut blend as well as the cashew butter that I have, but sunflower seed butter will forever be my fave. And, well, you can’t go wrong with chocolate or crispy bars.

    1. Thank you! Oh man, America has bloody everything. Don’t be jealous of what we have here in Australia. PEanut butter and reduced fat peanut butter. PArtaaaay.

  6. Delish! My daughter is severely allergic to peanuts…so SunButter is well-stocked in our house. It’s a perfect substitution in a recipe. But, I actually like it better than peanut butter.

    1. Confession- sometimes I like it better than peanut butter too 😉 Glad your daughter has a supreme substitute 🙂

  7. Eeeeek I love that chocolate layer on top!!
    If there’s a dessert at a restaurant that has a pretty chocolate layer on top like that, it’s a safe bet that’s the dessert I’ll choose.

  8. I’ve never tried sunbutter but I’m intrigued! Will keep an eye out for them and will make these if I can get my hands on it 🙂

  9. I first tried sun butter about a year ago, because one of the girls on my team is allergic to nuts (ALL nuts!!). I was 100% convinced that I was going to kill her by accidentally having peanut butter on my hands and by shaking her hand or using the same doorknob or something, but so far that hasn’t happened thankfully. I’ve found SunButter to be pretty good with bananas and crackers, but have yet to try it in a recipe.

    1. Oh God, it’s scary how allergic some people can be! Sunbutter with banana is a pretty epic combination- I like your taste!

  10. There used to be a peanut-free table at my elementary school, and even though that was before my peanut butter obsession, I never sat there. I never wanted to risk sending someone to the hospital.
    I’ve never had SunButter brand, but I’ve had Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter and ohhhhh goodness gracious it is the epitome of nutty, salty deliciousness. Must make these (minus the chocolate…sorrynotsorry). Would it defeat the purpose if I melted peanut butter chips instead?

    1. That is because you sat on a table in the corner with the Asian nerds…or the jocks? (Please tell me you’ve seen Mean Girls or else you’d think I’m being racist lol!)

      That’s okay- the chocolate layer isn’t the best bit.

      1. I watched Mean Girls, don’t worry. Well, I was living in Kansas at the time, so I was probably 1 of 3 Asians there.

  11. And I guess to cater to my almond allergy, we would need to make some substitutions lol although these look terrific! My son’s school doesn’t allow nuts either at snack time but you can bring in at lunch just sit at a separate table (which he never wants to do). It’s so limiting that it’s a shame but I understand with the rise in allergies why it is such a concern. Never had so many allergies going on when I was a kid in school!

    1. How crazy is it? We had a few growing up, but now, it’s as though everyone has one!

      How did I not know you had an almond allergy!

  12. YUM! I’m still yet to try Sunbutter- every time I see a jar, I always end up opting with my trusted favourites (almond/peanut)! School days feel like SO long ago but a few favourites from back then include Nutrigrain bars, Oreos, Chips Ahoy & Pringles–> HLB in the house ;)!

  13. I have an excuse to use tahini in something other than on my spoon! No the nutban was after my school time – thank god otherwise I don’t know what my lunches between the ages 11-15 would have been!