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Nutella & Almond Bars

As promised, I made y’all nutella and almond bars. They happen to be healthy, but you’d never know it. They taste like you’re biting into a chocolate candy bar, only better because this bar is made with my current obsession… Nutella. I. Love. It!

I happened to find it in a twofer pack at my local Costco.

Gotta love buying in bulk.

I came across it as I was walking down the peanut butter and jam isle. At first I passed it, and then recognition kicked it. I did the old swirlaroo and ran back down the isle. You see, I didn’t exactly believe what I just saw, but there it was shining in its glorious plastic wrap before me. I stood there for a brief second with my jaw to the floor taking in the beautiful sight before me.

After the initial shock, I ran up to it, hugged it, and raised it over my head in triumph. This was a really exciting moment for me, people! Two large jars of Nutella in one pack! I felt like a winner. I felt like the universe was on my side for once. Thanks for coming to Costco. Here’s your twofer pack of Nutella. People, life doesn’t get any better than this. No. Wait. It does. I totally took that twofer pack home, made myself some Nutella and almond bars, and ate them. Bam! Life just got better.

I found this recipe on The Healthy Foodie. Sonia sure knows how to make healthy look and taste delicious. I adapted the recipe slightly to fit my taste preferences.

Aren’t these the cutest bars ever? And, they’re down right tasty to boot.

The bars get stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them.

These bars are ridiculously easy to make. All you have to do is place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. No baking required.

This is healthy snackin’ made tasty.

I’m also announcing the winner of the PB Crave giveaway! Drum roll, please.

Congrats, Judy Gardner! You’re the lucky winner.

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Nutella & Almond Bars

1 cup Nutella
1 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Line a square 8-by-8 pan (or smaller) with parchment paper.

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until the mixture comes together and the almonds become small chunks, about 2 minutes. Make sure you stop the processor to scrap down the sides.

Transfer the mixture to the parchment lined pan. Press the mixture into the pan, forming it into a square.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container, separating each layer with wax paper, for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

adapted from The Healthy Foodie

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25 Responses to “Nutella & Almond Bars”

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — July 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

    O…M….G! Those look so good!!! I want one! Or ten! Or eleventy thousand! :P

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    CJ at Food Stories — July 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I love the visual I have in my head of you running through the store while holding the nutella over your head :-)

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    Jen @JuanitasCocina — July 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I’ve still never had nutella. These will make me change that! :D

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    Sunithi — July 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    ooh ! This is seriously delish and simple too ! yummm ! Will be making this Jen :) thanks for sharing. Will have to hide a couple for myself before the kids grab it !!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Oh my. I need to make these ASAP!! Though I’m afraid that I would have a hard time keeping them in the refrigerator. . .I would be constantly snacking on them!

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    Jules — July 29, 2012 at 1:57 am

    These look yum! But not sure when nutella became healthy!

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    Baking Serendipity — July 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Sneaky health food (and bulk Nutella!) is the best!

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    Kristina — July 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    How did you know…..?? You made my FAVORITE. I could myself to death on Nutella. It’s a problem.

    These look soooo good Jennie!!!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 30, 2012 at 4:38 am

    You are really really mean my friend, I am dying not being able to eat this :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Kim @ Treats & Trinkets — July 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    When I was in college (and I keep saying that. I feel old.), I would buy a two pack of Nutella and a two pack of peanut butter from Costco, and I would consider my grocery shopping pretty much done.

    And that’s pretty darn sneaky, putting Nutella in a healthy snack. You’re all- hey come eat some chocolatey/hazelnutty goodness. And it’s good for you! MWAHAHAHAHAHA. I can’t decide if it’s evil or genius. I’ll settle on both.

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    Baker Street — July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Oh Jennie! These look outstanding! LOVE the almond and nutella combination.

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    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — July 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    ok, these are amazing. i think me and my little guy will love eating these :)

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    Vicky — August 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    These sound delicious! yum!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — August 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    oh yum, these sound wonderful! and the fact that they’re healthy? icing on the cake … errrr… nutella bar. =)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 3, 2012 at 12:38 am

    You had me at Nutella!! These look so good!

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Healthy Nutella treats?! Oh yes! Give me some!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — August 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Oh Jennie…..these look delicious! It’s like making your own little candy bar! Gotta love that Costco and their twofers! Love this sweet, no bake recipe! : )

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    shannon — August 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    i’m obviously going to make these. like, for real. you tell me i can have this with four ingredients, and i’m THERE.

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    kita — August 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Im currently hunting for healthy snacks to keep in out pantry. These are now on the list to taste test asap!

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    Alexa — October 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Do you think I could plain almond meal instead of whole almonds?

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    • Jennie replied October 3rd, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Hi, Alexa! Almond meal should work just fine. You may have to use a little bit more depending on the consistency. I would start off with 1 cup and go from there. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

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