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

A super simple no bake snack bar recipe which is Paleo friendly- also naturally suits a grain free, gluten free or vegan diet!
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Author: Arman


  • 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.
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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?


170 thoughts on “Paleo No Bake SunButter Bars

  1. Growing up-my school had no bans on any foods – dang, even roaches were allowed in “samosas”!!! 🙂
    Schools here in Georgia are currently going through a food reform of sorts – while nut based products have been absent for awhile, now my daughter said that they are cutting back on quantities as well as processed stuff….am hoping next, they will start sneaking veggies into treats 😉
    These sunbutter bars look amazing! I haven’t tried sunbutter yet – but if this isn’t a reason – no sure what is!

    1. Wow, roaches in samosas..Shashi, is it bad that I’d be willing to try that out!

      You need to try Sunbutter- it has a really unique taste! Hope you’re doing well!

      1. Have not see Sunbutter yet, tried them using almond butter. However, you need to change your recipe reflecting it needs more milk. I believe you told me it needed up to 1-1/2 cups of milk as mine came out crumbly and not looking like the picture.

        1. Hi Jean,

          I’m sorry they didn’t turn out like that for you. i’m not sure what the reason is as I have had readers send me photos and tag me in instagram photos of their creations and they look the same, if not better.

  2. Arman, these look like your best yet! Can’t wait to make them – will use tahini as we can’t get sunbutter.
    No nut rules in schools here, yet…. Think it would be a shame for children to miss out on the heathy fats of nuts.
    I hate thinking back on what I had in my school lunch boxes! Ha! But I do remember a favourite was a baby bell cheese – they were my favourite treat!

    1. Thank you, Jen! I thought of you when I had this recipe in mind- Paleo friendly and all!

      PS- I eat 2 babybel cheeses a day- I am obsessed!

  3. These look delicious! I’ve never tried sunbutter before cause I never see it anywhere, but I bet Trader Joe’s would have it. I don’t know what paleo chocolate is, but I can use regular chocolate I guess?

    Best lunchbox snack = string cheese!

    1. I think I’ve seen on a blog someone buy sunflower seed butter from there- it wouldn’t surprise me, TJ’s has everything.

      Is it bad I buy string cheese and just chomp on it?

  4. Oh my goshhhh these look so good! My mom actually made bars juuuust like this when I was growing up, only she used PB–I’m loving the sunbutter. My typical lunch box snack would be some sort of sugary treat… such as those bars or any type of cookie. I always saved it for last!

    1. True story- we had a bully in primary school whom would always raid our lunch boxes of the good stuff so I had to always eat it first!

  5. NO WE DIDN’T HAVE A NUT BAN! So growing up I had to go eat my lunch in a separate room with one friend. True story.

    These look delicioussss!

    1. Chelsea. Don’t lie. It’s okay to admit you just didn’t have any friends.

      PS I need to send you a message. Facebook shortly.

  6. We didn’t have a nut ban in my entire school, but every year of elementary school I managed to get at least one kid in my class with peanut allergies, so I always had a classroom ban. I actually didn’t eat peanut butter for years, because I was used to always going without it – I think my obsession started once I got to university and started eating peanut butter toast daily. Also – I still haven’t tried Sunbutter. One day.

    1. YES- We were both late bloomers- I used to think peanut butter sandwiches were punishment growing up!

  7. These look delicious and you know I’m a big fan of no bake! I actually really like the idea of using tahini and I just so happen to have an brand new jar at home. 🙂 Now I need to restock my supply of almond flour, then I’m good to go!

    1. YES! Hope you try them out, Holly! I loved the version with tahini because it was slightly more mild tasting!

  8. I -wish- we had a nut ban when I was growing up! But there definitely wasn’t the same kind of allergy awareness back then like there is now, so I had the pleasure of being surrounded by PBJs and ants on a log. Still alive and kicking, though! Thankfully… And one of my favourite lunchbox snacks as a kid was gummy bears… or dinos, or whatever the animal of the week was. To this day I still sometimes prefer gummies over chocolate. Shhh. Don’t tell.

    1. I won’t tell…only because Niki just sent me all these pictures of sour peach hearts which were our ultimate candy choice growing up!

  9. Never had Sunbutter but I have had Maranatha sunflower seed butter and it is yummy. I am glad to see its deliciousness utilized in a recipe.
    I am old so there was no such thing as nut bans when i was in school. My school lunch goodies were usually homemade cookies. I pined over other kids twinkles and store bought cookies. Now, I’d MUCH rather have a home-baked treat. Silly kid!

    1. OH wow, that would be just as good- you guys really have EVERYTHING in America haha!

  10. These look like Buckeye Bars which are one of my most favorite desserts. They are epic, google them.

    Also I have yet to make your krispy squares and I have concerns…that I might not have enough ingredients left to make them since I’ve been eating them all week long. Oops.

    1. Confession- I think it was your blog many yonks ago which I found out what buckeye bars were and legit googled them (maybe it was when you mentioned what your city is famous for?).

  11. My CHURCH has a nut ban! Can you believe that?! Next we’re going to need gluten-free bread for communion…
    My favorite bar when I was in school were the Nature Valley peanut butter granola bars. The ones you need a gallon of milk to drink with. Pure delicious 🙂

    1. As much flack as nature valley granola bars get, I must admit- I love them in full processed glory!

  12. this is perfect for all those nut-free schools! we are lucky enough in my son’s current school not to be totally nut-free… but seems like most are these days. either way, i’d be happy to consume that whole plate!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Gretchen- I’d be nut ban happy with these in tow 😉

  13. A few summers ago I became so obsessed with sunflower seed butter that I overdid it and burned myself out. I haven’t had it since!! I think these bars are a perfect excuse for me to rekindle that long lost love affair. I am legit drooling and want to smash these all over my face.

    1. Sunshine, you should smash all my (vegan friendly) goodies in your face. Just like I’d smash your… in my face?

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