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These AIP cereal bars are going to be your new favorite AIP-friendly snack! They’re made with Lovebird cereal, coconut butter, and a chocolatey drizzle.

Cereal bars ready to eat on a plate

Paleo & AIP Cereal Bars

Who doesn’t love some ceral? I absolutely loved the classic packaged rice crispy bars when I was younger and have craved a fully grain-free and refined sugar-free cereal for years. There are a few on the market, but Lovebird is an awesome brand that is 100% AIP approved, and it’s delicious!

These cereal bars are the perfect healthy substitute that is kid and adult-friendly alike! They’re made with Lovebird’s unsweetened cereal, raw honey, coconut butter, almond butter, and a chocolate drizzle on the top. You’ll love them so much that you’ll hide them from your kids! 😆

The Ingredients for Paleo & AIP Cereal Bars

  • Lovebird cereal. I used the unsweetened variety in these, but you could use the honey flavor as well and just use less honey. Use the code UNBOUNDWELLNESS for 10% off!!
  • Coconut butter. This coconut butter is my favorite!
  • Almond butter. Sub tigernut butter or more coconut butter for AIP.
  • Honey. I’d recommend the lighter-colored clover variety in these so it doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors.
  • Vanilla extract. You want to make sure to use an alcohol-free version!
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips and coconut oil for chocolate drizzle. Sub carob chip for AIP.

How to make Paleo & AIP Cereal Bars

  • Using a large bowl, combine the coconut butter, oil, almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Stir in the lovebird cereal and stir until fully coated in the coconut butter mixture.

Cereal mixed with ingredients in a bowl

  • Add the cereal mixture to the baking dish, using a rubber spatula or your hands to evenly spread. Transfer to the fridge and allow to harden for 60-90 minutes, or until the bars are hardened.

cereal bars pressd into a square pan ready to set in the fridge

  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together with a method of your choice (I prefer a double boiler method). Melt until fully liquid.
  • Remove the cereal bar from the pan, and while it’s still in one solid piece on the parchment paper, use a spoon to lightly drizzle the chocolate drizzle on top. Carefully transfer back to the fridge to harden for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate has hardened, remove it from the fridge, and transfer the cereal bar to a cutting board. Cut into 9 or more pieces.

Up close image of cereal bars cut into squares

What is coconut butter?

Coconut butter is made from coconut meat and has a somewhat similar texture to nut butter when it’s softened. It’s also referred to as coconut mana.

How do you melt coconut butter?

The best way to melt coconut butter is a double boiler method. You can also try submerging the jar in warm water, but this takes longer. Melting it in the microwave most often burns the coconut butter.

Where do you find coconut butter? Can you use something other than coconut butter?

Coconut butter doesn’t really swap 1:1 for something like coconut oil or coconut cream, but it’s easy to buy online here or you can find it in the nut butter section of most grocery stores!

Cereal bars with chocolate drizzle on plate

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Paleo & AIP Cereal Bars


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 90 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (sub tigernut butter or more coconut butter for AIP)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 3 cup Lovebird cereal (code UNBOUNDWELLNESS for 10% off)

For the chocolate drizzle

  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (sub carob chip for AIP)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Line a 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using a large bowl, combine the coconut butter, oil, almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Stir in the lovebird cereal and stir until fully coated in the coconut butter mixture.
  3. Add the cereal mixture to the baking dish, using a rubber spatula or your hands to evenly spread. Transfer to the fridge and allow to harden for 60-90 minutes, or until the bars are hardened.
  4. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together with a method of your choice (I prefer a double boiler method). Melt until fully liquid.
  5. Remove the cereal bar from the pan, and while it’s still in one solid piece on the parchment paper, use a spoon to lightly drizzle the chocolate drizzle on top. Carefully transfer back to the fridge to harden for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once the chocolate has hardened, remove from the fridge, and transfer the cereal bar to a cutting board. Cut into 9 or more pieces.
  7. Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for about a month.

Notes

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 8.8g
  • Fat: 26.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.7g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Protein: 4.2g