Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bar

Looking for a delicious and healthy snack that satisfies your sweet cravings? Look no further than these homemade dark chocolate almond oatmeal bars. Made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients, including oats, almond butter, and dark chocolate, these bars are perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. Whether you're following a specific diet or simply looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought snacks, these bars are sure to satisfy your cravings. Check out our recipe below.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, divided (or other nut-butter)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips



  1. Line a 8x8 inch baking pan parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, maple syrup, 1/2 cup almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon. It should be sticky and clump together easily. If it’s too crumbly, add a bit more nut butter. If too wet, add in more oats/flour.
  3. Transfer half of the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly. Place in the fridge and let harden for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After the mixture has hardened in the fridge, melt the chocolate chips along with the remaining 1/4 cup almond butter until creamy and smooth, you can use a double boiler or stovetop. Pour the chocolate on the oat layer and refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.
  5. Remove the chocolate layer from the fridge and place the remaining oat mixture on top.  Place back in the fridge to harden, at least 30 more minutes.
  6. Slice into 9-12 bars (depending on what size bar you like). The bars will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer.


Written by Kira Moore, photos and video by Sophia Malcoyannis. Original recipe by Alex Caspero

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