Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Squares

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Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Bars

These gluten free chocolate zucchini squares are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like almond butter, vanilla extract, and vegan chocolate chips for a simple sweetness that’s deliciously addictive and also nutritious.

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Bars

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Squares

I’m not much of a baker, so if you see a baked recipe on this blog, you better believe that it’s easy, fool proof, and absolutely delicious. Using just a bit of coconut sugar and some vegan chocolate chips gives these Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Squares all the sweetness they need – they’re just addictive enough!

These have the consistency of a fudgy brownie, with a cookie like flavor. They’re the best of both worlds, similar to a blondie! The zucchini is spiralized and chopped up, to avoid using a grater and offer a better zucchini consistency. It’s a little hack!

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Bars

These squares save well – we enjoyed them for a few days. They can totally be crumbled up and served in a yogurt bowl, or heated up and served with ice cream as a dessert. They can work as a power snack, or just if you need a little something to brighten your mood.

If you want a different flavor but the same bar, try swapping in peanut butter! And for a little crunch, stir in 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Make these squares your own!

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Bars

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Serves 16 squares

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Squares

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 small zucchini, Blade D, noodles well chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish with coconut oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almond butter, egg, salt, baking soda, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and zucchini. Pour into the prepared dish, pressing down to spread evenly.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Let cool slightly before serving.

Chocolate Zucchini Almond Butter Squares

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Patricia says:
I’m definitely going to try this recipe! Love your baking recipes and yes please keep em’ coming! :)
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Patricia! So happy to hear! Let us know how they turn out!
Debbi says:
I feel a new cookbook idea developing - Inspiralized Baking - if I have a total of 1 cup almond butter/peanut butter - making tonight. Thanks Ali - love the low calories.
Leslie says:
I just made these and they’re delicious!
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Leslie! So happy to hear!
Lori says:
Another delicious recipe! I just made these and they are awesome! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Lori! So happy you enjoyed these!
Amber says:
I modified this quite a bit. I had no chocolate chips, so I left them out. Instead of the sugar, I used a mashed banana and 3 finely chopped dates. It came out tasting like a cross between banana bread and zucchini bread. I'll definitely make them again, but I'll probably add in some cinnamon
Carly Glazer says:
Ooh sounds delicious!
Anonymous says:
HI, Yes please more simple easy baking recipes
Sabdra says:
Just found these and thIs delightful website. AbsOlutely delicious!!!! Will definitely make again. WouLd like to try with peanut butter and maybe a little protein powder for a Quick grab and go breakfast bar.
ghd sports says:
i love this recipes and it was looking fantastic
it is the best food i have tasted, loved this recipe. Thank you.
Meaghan says:
Oh wow! That's so fantastic to hear! Thank you!

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