Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

For a filling snack made of fiber packed almond meal, these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars will please kids of all ages. Sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by FamilySpice.com

Just when you think that you’ve seen and heard it all, there’s another diet craze that sweeps the world. The Paleo Diet has gained tremendous momentum, encouraging people to eat basically eat whatever we ate during the caveman years. This includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables and nuts. No rice, grains or processed foods. Dairy is a gray area.

When your parents are a geologist and micro-paleontologist, you can’t help but snicker when you hear the term “paleo” and its place in the culinary world. My dad gives me a real sarcastic, scientific comments like, “You know, man was not around during the paleolithic period. You know, there wasn’t any chocolate during the caveman years.” Yeah, yeah, Dad.

I do not follow a strict paleo diet. First of all, I like cheese. But I do like to eat a diet that is unprocessed. But again, I am not strict. I have kids and I am not about to spend my days making crackers and pretzels by hand.

Whatever diet you follow, the more restrictive it is, the harder it is to follow the plan. I personally believe in moderation. There’a a place for dessert. And for some, there’s a big place in your life for dessert!

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are made with finely ground almond meal, eggs, olive oil and maple syrup. When using chocolate in the paleo diet, use high quality dark chocolate chips that have 70% cocoa or more. They tend to have minimal sugar and can be eaten on the plan as an occasional treat. Did you know that a piece of high-quality dark chocolate has less sugar than some fruits? Unsweetened cocoa powder is also paleo approved – again, no sugar added.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by FamilySpice.com

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars use minimal sugar. Although the recipe calls for 1/3 cup of maple syrup, I did bake it with 1/4 cup of maple syrup for even less sugar. You can decide which you prefer.

I created this recipe for Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs. As you know, I love this product! Their patented natural, award-winning egg pasteurization eliminates the risk of salmonella in eggs. When you have kids nibbling on raw cookie dough or licking spoonfuls of cake batter, using these pasteurized eggs gives you peace of mind and the guarantee that no one will get sick.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

For a filling snack made of almond meal, these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars will please kids of all ages.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond meal
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup 70% cocoa dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together:
    • 2 Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs
    • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  2. Whisk in until combined
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  3. Click here for the full recipe.

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Disclosure: As I am part of the Darling Dozen, I did receive a stipend from Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™ to develop a recipe using their pasteurized eggs. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.

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3 Responses to Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  1. Haha – You crack me up, Laura: “I have kids and am not about to spend my days making crackers and pretzels by hand.” And I totally agree with your common-sense thinking about diets, moderation (and cheese!). That said, these look amazing! Can’t wait to make some for my kiddos!

  2. These sound so good! Love the almond meal too. I have a feeling these taste amazing! 🙂

  3. Paleo = healthy when it comes to cookies. Love this and pinning to try!

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