Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars

I’m not a person who cares about presents or gifts or jewelry or any of that. The only thing I hope to receive when my birthday or a special holiday rolls around is simply chocolate. Don’t give me the latest electronic or a robot that is bad at googling. No thank you. I want a cake or brownies or ice cream. If you buy me a treat, it feels like you truly care about me. If you make me a treat, now I know you REALLY love me.

Diamond necklace? No thank you. Chocolate necklace? Yes please!

That’s how obsessed I am with chocolate.

PaleOMG Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars

If you’ve been following me for any of the 6 years I’ve been posting, you know that I kind of live off of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. You can find them in old recipes like my Sweet Potato Brownies and my Blueberry & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf that I made in 2012 or my Peppermint Patty Chocolate Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls made in 2014. Pretty much any recipe that you go back to look through that includes chocolate chips always has Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, Mega Chunks or Dark Chocolate Morsels. And that’s because they are gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free and free from the eight most common allergens. Enjoy Life’s mission is to provide delicious products for individuals with celiac disease, those who are lactose-intolerant or simply have allergies or sensitivities. They want all people to be able to still enjoy the foods they love and to EAT FREELY!

PaleOMG Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars

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PaleOMG Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars


Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars

  • Author: Juli
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x



For the crust

For the chocolate layer

For the toppings


To make the crust

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish and line with parchment paper. Add all ingredients for the crust into a food processor and pulse until completely combine. The dough should mix into a slight ball once combined. Put dough in a pan and use your fingers to press dough around evenly throughout the pan. Poke holes with a fork in the dough to keep it from rising in the oven. Bake crust for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove then let crust cool for about 10-15 minutes.

For the chocolate layer

  1. Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat and melt chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted and becomes shiny. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes then add in vanilla and mix.
  2. Scoop coconut cream from the can and place in the bowl with the melted chocolate. Fold coconut cream into chocolate and continue to fold until no white coconut cream remains.
  3. Pour chocolate layer onto crust and smooth out throughout the baking dish. Press raspberries throughout the dish and top with the last 1/3 of mini chocolate chips.
  4. Place cookie bars in the fridge to set for 1 or more hours before serving. Slice into 16 bars and eat up!


*remove the cream layer from the can of coconut milk and use the water in shakes or just drink!

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PaleOMG Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars

PaleOMG Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


46 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Bars”

  1. Juli- I cannot wait to make these! Your recipes are so inspiring. Thank you for all the effort you put in for your readers. It does not go unnoticed!

  2. Would the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour sub 1 for 1 to the flour ratios in this recipe? I just bought some and would love to try this recipe!

      1. Is there coconut flour in the Bobs? If not, I would sub the BOB’S in for the almond but still add the coconut.

  3. Wow, those bars looks so delicious n those beautiful pictures!!!! Love the end presentation. Very very nice blog. Keep sharing:)

  4. My younger sister came home from college this weekend with the sole intent of making these with me! We were not disappointed and had to put the bars in the garage fridge to keep from eating the whole pan ????

  5. These are great! Very easy and quick to make, which is perfect for the summertime. I brought them to a party, and they were a huge hit even among people with and without dietary restrictions! I will definitely make them again!

  6. Hi Julie! Can I substitute the almond flour with something else? I have a nut allergy and would love to try these! Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Emily! Juli hasn’t tried the recipe any other way. You could try googling a substitute for almond flour and experiment! -Stacy, paleOMG assistant

  7. I made these last night – they were delicious but I couldn’t find where to put in the vanilla extract in the chocolate layer??

  8. Hi Juli! Currently listening to the Ben and Ashley Almost Famous podcast about the BIP cancellation…so bummed! Anyways! I’m in the market for a food processor. Searched the blog and saw a couple of years ago you recommended a Magimix 5200xl. Is that what you use or do you recommend any others? Thanks!!

  9. These were AMAZING! My family loved them. They were so good and so easy! Thanks for this recipe!!!! Totally recommend these!

  10. I made these the other day before Father’s Day and they were a huuuuge hit. My parents are really old fashioned and usually don’t like any “clean” treats I make but they couldn’t stop gushing about how tasty and “light” these were for shortbread cookies. Folding the coconut cream into the melted chocolate is a game changer. You da bomb, Juli! This is definitely a keeper!! Thank you! JV

  11. I’m so making these and when I do, I’m going to add some natural raspberry flavour to the chocolate layer just bc I’m cray-cray like that. Can’t wait!

  12. So, I just made these. It usually takes me a lot of time to decide what to bake because I live in Mexico and I bring the almond flour, tapioca/arrowroot (I used arrowroot flour) and the enjoy life chocolate chips/chunks/morsels whenever I travel to the U.S. since I cant find those ingredientes here. So, I tend to be very selective with what I bake, I can’t waste my ingredients, you know! but I looked at the pictures you posted and I LOVE the chocolate cake that you have in your newest book (another purchase I did on my last travel) so I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me, and you DIDNT! like, at all. I love the shortbread base in these, it is so sooo good that I am sure it can work with a lot of different toppings, and the chocolate…oh the chocolate! with the sweet/tartness of the raspberries, it really rounds the whole flavor profile. Thank you for creating and sharing, for free, this great recipe! I really, really liked it 🙂

  13. Made this for 4th of July. I would call it divine . Super easy to make. Wish I could add the picture.

  14. Has anybody doubled the recipe yet? I’m hoping to make these for a large group and I would to know if it works well before I try it. Thanks!

  15. These were UNREAL!!! I brought to a mom’s night and everybody who tried wanted the recipe! Thank you for the amazing recipe, this one will be coming back a lot!

  16. Sooooooo good especially when other treats are not! I used cassava flour as I am following an autoimmune paleo diet and cannot have the almond flour, and I used sliced strawberries instead of raspberries because that’s just what I had. I had to cook the base a bit longer to get it to brown, and I added more chocolate chips just to ensure I had enough of a chocolate layer. Fabulous!!!! Next time I will try it with raspberries and just use the amount of chocolate chips you have in your recipe because it will be plenty chocolatey! Thank you for being real, creative, and making your recipes out of ingredients we mostly have at home already without 500 trips to Whole Foods. 😉 Keep up the great work!

  17. Hi there! Cant wait to make these tonight for one of my girlfriends birthdays 🙂
    Question… Is there a way to make the shortbread part without a food processor?

  18. Any tips for making these sugar free? I’m avoiding pretty much any sweetener right now except for stevia due to Candida ???? These look soooo yummy!! I’ve been craving sweets and am going to start adding fruit back into my diet! I’ll also be making some of your game day recipes this weekend! I’m so happy I found your blog! ????????

    1. i don’t really do sugar free recipes. i’m sorry! if i’m staying away from sugar, i stay away from all treats until i’m not longer following that protocol

  19. I found these last summer and love them so much! I came back to the sight to make them, but the list of ingredients is missing! Can you please repost?!! Thank you!!

    1. there was a glitch on my website which caused that issue, i’m so sorry! but it’s all fixed and the ingredients are now visible!!

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