Cocoa Paleo Krunch. Holy crap.

Cocoa Paleo Crack

Cocoa Paleo Krunch. Holy crap.
Cocoa Paleo Krunch. Holy crap.

For the last year, everyone and their moms have told me about Paleo Krunch. People are obsessed with this stuff! Really! So, when FFO was around the corner, I used this as an excuse to go super crazy in my little primal kitchen.

The fruit roll-ups were one product of my madness. Another successful project? Cocoa Paleo Crack Krunch. Yup, you heard me correctly. It is insanely delicious and insanely easy to make. Not to mention that it turns out to be far more economical than the stuff by Steve’s Original.

I was surprised at how simple the recipe was.

Almonds and more!
Almonds and more!

Really, just mix a bunch of delicious ingredients together.

All together now...
All together now...

Then add some unsweetened cocoa.


And then spread it on a cookie sheet, and bake it up!

Believe me. You want to know about this. Mmmm! Apparently it’s good with milk like cereal, but I enjoyed munching on it plain. I shared most of it with friends, and everyone loved it—both paleo and non-paleo alike. Enjoy!

Image enlarged to show texture!
Image enlarged to show texture!

Chocolate Paleo Crack


• 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
• 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
• 1 cup almond meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
• 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
• 2 cups slivered almonds
• 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
• 1/2 cup honey
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 325°. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix together all wet ingredients. Mix together wet and dry ingredients until well-blended, and dry ingredients are coated with wet ingredients.

Place the mixture evenly onto a foil-lined baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and mix around to ensure that nothing burns. The best way to do this equally is to remove the mixture from the foil, put it into a mixing bowl, mix around, and then return to the foil. Continue to bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove pan from oven, and allow to cool completely. The cooling process ends up creating the familiar “krunch” portion of it. Break apart, and store in an airtight container.

For my WW peeps, this recipe yields A LOT of servings, and ends up being ~3p+ per ONE OUNCE serving. It’s perfect for a yummy snack, but not for gorging!


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6 thoughts on “Cocoa Paleo Crack”

  1. That looks fabulous! I find it super cool that you Crossfit down in Albany 🙂 I’m up in Saratoga Springs and Crossfit at Feral Crossfit.

    1. Since I do WW points+, I would recommend putting the ingredients into some sort of calorie tracker. I’m sure they are freely available online. The nutrition content should also be extremely similar to that of Steve’s Club Paleo Krunch, which should be online also.

  2. Thank you for this recipe!!!! I’m making my second batch (in a week!) as we speak! Mine is sans cocoa and added 1 1/2cups craisins (not completely paleo….but close enough for me!)

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