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!

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[Paleo] No Bake SunButter Bars

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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

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Allll the nut flours!! It’s fab that these are made with sunbutter considering all the almond butters and peanut butters are getting recalled in the USA. Scarryyyyy!

  2. These are brilliant. We aren’t nut free but I have a bunch of friends with kids who have nut allergies. I will definitely share the recipe!

  3. Let’s talk nuts. Obvi I love them but in Canada it’s a big no-no to eat them in public and they’re definitely banned in schools. America is a different story. At my camp if you had any sort of allergy you were banished to the allergy table. It was horrible (not that I experienced it) but their argument was that most kids will only eat pb sammies so what were they supposed to do. Still no response….in other news, will you be my brown paper bag? p.s. I’m on glass 3.

    1. ………what was the glass tally by the end of the night?

      I will be your black kate moss tonight.

  4. These look awesome! My kids have peanut and tree nut allergies, so we are SunButter lovers 🙂

  5. I have not tried sunbutter yet but it looks delicious! One of the things I’m looking forward to most about starting work is having more money to spend on food! John and I have been on such a tight budget that I haven’t been able to branch out and try as many things as I would like.

  6. Yum! For awhile I was not on board with Sunbutter because it was too sweet for me. Luckily, I found one of their varieties doesn’t have added cane juice or other sweeteners!

    1. I didn’t know they had an unsweetened version of it- it works well in sweet recipes!

  7. These look TO DIE FOR. I just recently tried sunbutter for the first time and loved it! I’m a part of the “21st posting” RR group so I typically don’t see the recipes from the other group, but I’m glad I decided to look at this link up as well!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  8. these sound delish! I have most of the ingredients and I don’t even do Paleo. Except…. I have no idea WHAT Paleo Chocolate is or WHERE to find it. Please help. Thanks

    1. Hi Kiri! Paleo chocolate was just homemade chocolate made of cocoa, coconut sugar and coconut oil- you can definitely melt standard dark chocolate for it. Enjoy 🙂

        1. Hi Meg! I usually follow the one on Chocolate Covered Katie’s site and just make a huge batch and top to cover- Recently, i’ve been simply melting 90% dark chocolate on it 🙂

  9. I just started making my own sunbutter a few months ago, after buying it the last few years. Toast the seeds in the oven (about 4 cups on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees F, for about 10-15 min, stirring once). After they have cooled, grind up in a food processor(several minutes) or a high powered blender like a Vitamix (just a few minutes)until the right consistency. Add salt and a sweetener while grinding, if desired.
    My kids have nut allergies, could I replace the almond flour for oat flour?

    1. Wow, thanks so much for sharing Amy- I’ll need to give it a try!

      You most certainly can replace the almond flour with oat flour 🙂 Just be abit wary of the liquid and adjust as necessary 🙂

  10. How is it thought that this complies with nut-bans!? They look yummy and I’m going to try them but with nut-free changes.

  11. Hey Arman,

    These look delish! I’m crazy for making my own nut and seed butters so I’ll be strutting into the kitsch to get busy! What’s the go with paleo chocolate, is it the cocoa and coconut oil thang?

    Many thanks for the rad recipe!

    1. Hey Helena! The paleo chocolate is indeed cocoa, coconut oil and either stevia or sugar- You can take the easy route and melt some lindt chocolate or something 😉