Paleo Pecan Crunch Bars

Crunchy pecans, sweet medjool dates, creamy cashew butter topped with chocolate 🍫… yes please! These pecan bars are quick, easy and foolproof. This recipe takes minutes to whip up and they’re unbelievably delicious!

Paleo Pecan Crunch Bars

Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: bars, chocolate, pecan


Candied Pecans

  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • 6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined salt
  • 2 tbsp cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour 

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


Directions for the candied pecans

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the pecans, sweetener and salt.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool.
  • Prepare a 9X9 pan with parchment paper and set aside. 

Directions for the chocolate topping

  • Place a pot with 2 inches of water on low heat on the stove, place a glass bowl over the pot and add the chocolate and coconut oil. 
  • Stir until smooth and silky.

Directions for the filling

  • Add all the filling ingredients to a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth, transfer to a bowl and add the candied pecans. 
  • Press cashew mixture into the prepared 9 X 9 pan evenly, and cover mixer with the melted chocolate. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for an hour or two.
  • Cut into squares, serve and enjoy! 


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.