Salted Cashew Chewy Bars (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Paleo)

I have been very rushed lately being pulled in many different directions. Sorry it took me until today to post these.

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Since my food allergies, I miss chocolate bars. You know all those ones in the stores that we just can’t eat anymore. Even if it wasn’t for the allergies, I just couldn’t get past all of the ingredients that I can’t pronounce and have no idea what they are. I do make and enjoy my Almond Toffee Bites. Sometimes you want some variety!

Those who know me, or read this blog, know that I like well Love Chocolate :) I love making and having everyone enjoy these bars. BTW, they are grandchildren approved! I hope that you and your’s enjoy them just as much!

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars (Gluten free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Paleo)

2 c. almond flour/meal (Or any ground nuts)

1/4 c. plus 1/2 c. honey (use maple syrup for vegan)

1/4 c. plus 1/2 c. coconut oil

2 Tbsp ground flax or ground chia

1/3 c. water

5 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. chopped cashews (Or any chopped nuts)

1 tsp. coarse sea salt (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together flax and water, let sit for five minutes. Then add in 1/4 c. honey and 1/4 c.coconut oil with almond flour.  Press into parchment paper lined 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

In a pan melt 1/2 c. honey, 1/2 c. coconut oil; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, let boil one minute. Remove from heat, stir in cacao and vanilla. Pour evenly over crust and bake for ten more minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with chopped cashews and coarse sea salt.

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Let cool then cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer.

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35 Comments on Salted Cashew Chewy Bars (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Paleo)

  1. cynthial1956
    November 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm (11 months ago)

    These look so delicious. I am always glad to see that those with allergies can still enjoy sweets. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen party. See you next week.

    Reply
  2. Megan Lee
    November 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm (11 months ago)

    Hello,

    What nuts would sub well for cashews as my son is allergic to cashews?

    Thanks.

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 19, 2013 at 5:42 am (11 months ago)

      I have also made these squares with chopped almonds and/or walnuts.

      Reply
  3. Marianne
    November 19, 2013 at 10:55 am (11 months ago)

    These look and sound absolutely yummy! Thank you for sharing :)

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 21, 2013 at 8:18 am (10 months ago)

      You should try them, they’re great Marianne :)

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 21, 2013 at 8:17 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Jessica!

      Reply
  4. Erin
    November 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm (11 months ago)

    These look too good to be true!

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 21, 2013 at 8:17 am (10 months ago)

      They are delicious Erin ;)

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 21, 2013 at 8:17 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Shirley!

      Reply
  5. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
    November 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm (10 months ago)

    Sandi, these sound so delicious!!! Salt and sweet is a perfect combination in my book.

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Heather! Have not had a woman or child not love these… :)

      Reply
  6. Kathy
    November 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm (10 months ago)

    Would like to know carb value if possible. Thanks!

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm (10 months ago)

      I’m sorry but I don’t count carbs or calories, so I don’t know.

      Reply
  7. Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)
    November 23, 2013 at 2:57 am (10 months ago)

    G’day These look very healthy indeed, true!
    Salt + Sweet…a winner combination indeed too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as Party of Foodie Friends Friday Breakfast + Lunch Brunch Party

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 25, 2013 at 6:24 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Joanne!

      Reply
  8. Move Eat Create
    November 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm (10 months ago)

    What a delicious looking whole food snack!

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  9. Michelle
    November 25, 2013 at 10:18 am (10 months ago)

    These look delicious, and I love that they are healthy! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank Michelle!

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Jennie! I will :)

      Reply
  10. Christine
    November 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm (10 months ago)

    Hi Sandi! I just found your blog through Whole New Mom’s AFW. These bars look really good. And easy, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    Reply
  11. haveturtlewilltravel
    November 30, 2013 at 12:40 am (10 months ago)

    These look great! I can’t eat almonds, however. To make nut meal from pecans or peanuts would I just pulse them in the food processor? Or is there a better substitution?

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      November 30, 2013 at 6:21 am (10 months ago)

      Yes to make nut meal just pulse the nuts in the food processor.

      Reply
  12. Debbie
    December 3, 2013 at 9:17 am (10 months ago)

    How much vanilla?

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm (10 months ago)

      Sorry 1/2 tsp. Just corrected it.

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  13. Tamika
    December 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm (10 months ago)

    This looks yummy, is the flax to replace egg? I’m allergic to egg but have 26 hens…so we still use eggs.

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm (10 months ago)

      Yes the flax and water are in place of 2 eggs.

      Reply
  14. Joyce @ It's Your Life
    December 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm (10 months ago)

    These look soooo good, pinning to my dessert board. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, please join us again.

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  15. Sandy
    December 12, 2013 at 12:43 am (10 months ago)

    These squares must come with an addiction alert!
    I made my first batch and while eating my last piece, I was making my second batch. They are so good!

    Thank you!

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 12, 2013 at 8:19 am (10 months ago)

      I am so glad that you are enjoying them!! :)

      Reply
  16. dee
    December 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm (10 months ago)

    Going to make maybe this weekend – have everything at home for these! We are doing clean eating and these fit right in! Hubby always has to have something sweet~!

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  17. dee
    December 18, 2013 at 10:39 am (10 months ago)

    Made these and they are so great! Hubby didn’t care for the salt on them but I do!! Will be making these again – I used slivered almonds on mine instead of cashews.

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    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 18, 2013 at 11:16 am (10 months ago)

      So funny because my hubby didn’t care for the salt on them either… More for us :) Glad you like them :)

      Reply

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