Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars

Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars

This layered chocolate bar recipe hits all the right notes with a cookie-like crust, gooey chocolate interior, and crunchy nuts on top.

These homemade bars are the perfect pick-me-up for that afternoon slump — skip the junk food and nibble on these salty-sweet, chocolatey, crunchy bars instead.

It looks like a fancy store-bought chocolate treat, but it’s actually pretty simple to make!

For the crust, all you have to do is blend almond flour, pecans, dates, sea salt, and coconut oil in a food processor to create the slightly sweet, cookie-like bottom layer.

For layer #2, blend almond butter, maple syrup, and Chocolate Shakeology for a creamy, chocolatey sweet hit and then top with crunchy pecan pieces and drizzled melted chocolate.

(Is anyone else’s mouth watering right now?!)

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Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars

This layered chocolate bar recipe hits all the right notes with a cookie-like crust, gooey chocolate interior, and crunchy nuts on top.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Chocolate Shakeology
Prep Time 9 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 9 servings, 1 bar each
Calories 187 kcal


  • ½ cup / 50 g almond flour
  • ¼ cup / 30 g unsalted pecans
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • Parchment paper
  • ¼ cup / 60 g all-natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup / 60 ml pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped unsalted pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. semisweet (or dark) chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. extra-virgin coconut oil, melted


  1. To make crust, place almond flour, pecans, dates, oil, and salt in a food processor; process continuously until pecans are crushed into fine crumbs. Setaside.

  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch (20 x 20-cm) baking dish with parchment paper. Using clean hands (or a rubber spatula) press crust mixture into dish to form an even layer. Set aside.

  3. To make chocolate layer, combine almond butter, maple syrup, water, and Shakeology in a medium bowl; mix well.

  4. Press chocolate mixture on top of crust to form chocolate layer.

  5. Gently press chopped pecans into chocolate layer.

  6. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl; microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir; microwave on high for an additional 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is evenly melted (about three times). Add oil; mix well.

  7. Using a fork, drizzle chocolate over prepared pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen, let sit out at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Gluten-Free (GF), No Dairy (ND), Vegan (V), Vegetarian (VG) 

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.*

* Total Sugar 11 g, Added Sugar 7 g

Nutrition Facts
Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 73mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents (Regular)
1 Yellow
½ Blue
1½ tsp.

Container Equivalents (Vegan)
1 Yellow B
½ Blue
1½ tsp.

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