Coconut Almond Bark (no sugar added)

I wish I would have come up with this recipe sooner.

Like 3 years sooner.

If you like coconut, you’re going to LOVE this bark.

If you don’t like coconut, I suggest you make a batch of chai spice roasted almonds and forget this post ever existed.

Sure, you could make these for people as a nice Christmas present. Wrap them up in a nice box and wow your friends…

Or you could make it for yourself and snack on it for the next 16 days!

I went for the latter of the two, obviously.

But I took a picture of the bark in a nice box just so you could see what a nice gift it could be.

Pretty, no?

Prettier in my belly if you ask me! I kid, I kid.

But not really.

This bark makes for a great filling evening snack that will satisfy the sweetest tooth you got… naturally.


Sugar-free Coconut Almond Bark
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
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Serves: 9x13
Go primal this Christmas with a hearty bark made with simple, sugar-free, whole food ingredients.
  • 1.5 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil + 2 teaspoon for toasting
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of whole pecans, toasted
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • pinch himalayan rock salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Line a 9×13 cookie pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. heat 2 teaspoon coconut oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat. Add almond slivers and pecans. Reduce heat to medium-low and toast for 2-3 minutes, rotating frequently (about every 20 seconds) to prevent from burning. Remove from heat and sprinkle with Himalayan rock salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt the coconut butter with coconut oil in a double broiler or in a large metal bowl over top a saucepan filled with water to touch the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add extracts, roasted pecans and almonds. Mix well.
  5. Drop onto prepared cookie sheet and spread the mixture into a thin layer.
  6. Press the shredded coconut onto the top.
  7. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes or so. Remove and break into random pieces.
You could add cacao nibs or goji berries for a festive touch!

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How does a sugar-free bark satisfy your sweet cravings, you ask? Well, the #1 way to permanently satisfy your sweet cravings is to opt for foods high in fat and protein; something that this lovely bark has lots of!

When you have a sugary treat (think high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, cane sugar), your blood sugar goes up, then down, followed by another craving for sugars to elevate it again. It’s a viscous cycle.

You can successfully stop the craving with a whole food like nuts. They are high in protein, fats, and have a limited amount of carbohydrates. The carbs will satisfy your sweet tooth but wont boost your blood sugar, and the protein and fats will keep you fuller, longer.

2 hours later and you’ll be happy you enjoyed a healthy treat; and even happier that you’re not heading for seconds of the high sugary food you would have had.

It’s a win, win, really!

How do you satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way?

Struggling to lose weight


  1. Can i use almond butter instead of coconut butter in this recipe?

    • Hey! I’m sure the recipe will still taste delicious if you use almond butter, but it may not harden. Coconut butter is solid when cooled, while, almond butter usually stay creamy.

  2. OMG this stuff is amazing! I wanted to eat the WHOLE BATCH! I made coconut butter in my food processor, as it is difficult to come by. It’s an extra step, but very worthwhile!! My only complaint is that it is a little bit greasy. I might decrease the amount of coconut oil next time, and/or dry-roast the nuts. Thanks for the recipe. :D

  3. You ever consider using pickling salt. It’s low in iron and isn’t possibly commentated with bad stuff like sea salt.

    • I haven’t looked into that, Timmy. I consume such a small amount that it isn’t one of my main health concerns.

  4. Wow these look delicious! I’m attempting to clean up my diet with low/no sugar, grain free and low carb and was looking for a good coconut bark recipe. All I need is coconut butter for this recipe. Where did you find yours?

    • Thanks, Lisa! I buy my from upaya naturals (an online store) you can also get it on amazon and in any health food store. Hope that helps!