Easy Keto Energy Bars {3 ingredients, paleo, vegan, grain-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 7 bars 1x


Super-simple, 3-ingredient ketogenic energy bars that can be varied in multiple ways. Made without cooking or baking, they are also vegan, paleo, and grain-free.



  • 1 cup (256 g) smooth, unsweetened nut or seed butter (e.g., almond, sunflower, peanut)
  • 1/4 cup keto-friendly brown sugar subsittute (e.g., Swerve, Sukrin Gold)
  • 2 tablespoons water (more, as needed)
  • 1/3 cup (37g) coconut flour (more, as needed)


  1. Line a 9-inch (22.5 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the nut butter, brown sugar substitute and water until blended and smooth.
  3. Add the coconut flour, stirring until blended. The mixture should be very thick, but not dry. If it appears dry, add a few more teaspoons of water until no longer dry. The bars will be very firm once chilled.
  4. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Firmly tamp down, smoothing the top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm set.
  5. Use paper lining to remove bars. Cut into 7 bars.


Storage: Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Paleo Tip: Do not use peanut butter if making these for a Paelo diet (peanuts are not considered Paleo-friendly).

Sweetener Options: If you do not need these bars to be keto-friendly, use an equal amount of coconut sugar or brown sugar in place of the brown sugar substitute. To keep the bars Paleo, use the coconut sugar option.

Note: I used Barney Butter smooth almond butter in my nutrition calculations (it contains nothing but almonds).


(1) Chocolate: Drizzle the cut bars with melted sugar-free chocolate chips (or stir 3 to 5 tablespoons chopped sugar-free chocolate into the dough). If not following a keto diet, use the chocolate of your choice; (2) Mix or knead in 3 to 6 tablespoons of ingredients into the dough, such as unsweetened flake coconut, raw or toasted seeds (e.g., chia, sesame, sunflower, pepitas), finely chopped raw or toasted nuts, or cacao nibs.

  • Category: Energy Bar, Snack


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 3.8 g
  • Sodium: 125.7 mg
  • Fat: 17.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.2 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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