Project Description

Just a few simple and beneficial ingredients needed for these nostalgic like chocolate bars that are loaded with antioxidant rich cocao nibs!


Cacao nibs are broken up pieces of cacao beans, the most important ingredient in chocolate. The nibs are shortly fermented, dried and roasted making them rich, crunchy, little bites.
 They’re also amazingly high in antioxidants and magnesium.
When combined with a sweet, like honey, they’re so so good.
These bars are such a good treat to have ready for literally any time of the day. Rich in chocolate, crispy, chewy, and perfectly sweet.

Did I mention these are easy to make? Simply mix everything together then patiently wait for them to harden, and devour!

I hope you try these chocolate bars out, and please let me know what you think and what variation you come up with! Enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Cocao Nib & Rice Bars

Full Recipe

  • MAKES:  16 square bars
  • TOTAL TIME: 15 min + 30 min cooling
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, or your favorite nut or seed butter

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4  cup pure maple syrup or honey

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • pinch sea salt

  • 3 cups brown puffed rice, I used this brand

  • 1/4 cup cocoa nibs

  • 3 tbs mini dark chocolate chips, for topping, optional

  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

  • In a large pot, add the almond butter, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla and heat on low until the coconut oil is melted and everything is combined evenly. Mix in the cocoa powder and the pinch of salt and stir again. It will basically be a delicious chocolate sauce at this point!

  • Remove from heat and pour in the puffed brown rice and the cocao nibs. Mix until everything is well coated and even again.

  • Press the mixture into the baking pan as firmly and evenly as you can. The firmer you press it down, the better it will stay together. Press mini dark chocolate chips on top, if desired.

  • Place in freezer for 20 minutes or in the fridge for at least 30, the longer the better. Then let sit at room temp for a few so when you cut it, it doesn’t fall apart.

  • Use a sharp knife to cut into squares, I cut them into 16 squares but any size will do, then enjoy! Save the leftovers in fridge.