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List of the Best Paleo Snacks of 2015 (15 You Can Buy + 27 You Can Make)

Louise Hendon | June 20
The Best Paleo Snacks

While you don’t have to eat any Paleo snacks on a Paleo diet, sometimes they can be essential to prevent you from falling off the diet!

And if you’re taking a long flight, a road trip, a vacation, or you often stay at the office late, then having some Paleo snacks around can be super helpful.

So, here’s our list of the best Paleo snacks for all occasions. There are 10 that you can buy from the store or from Amazon (in the US and sometimes Canada – we’ll put together a list of our best Paleo snacks that you can buy in the UK soon and also a separate AIP snacks list!), and there are also 27 Paleo snack recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes.

And if you’re looking for snacks for a long flight, then check out this list instead.

The Best Paleo Snacks You Can Buy

The Best Paleo Snacks You Can Buy

1. Tcho 100% Dark Chocolate

Best Paleo Snacks Tcho Dark Chocolate

Tcho 99 is our go-to dark chocolate snack. If you have trouble finding Tcho, then several other chocolate brands have produced good 100% chocolates too (e.g., Lindt, Bakers, Scharffen Berger).

2. Epic Meat Bars

Read our full review here.
best paleo snacks - epic bars

We buy whole boxes of Epic bars because they’re so delicious – they are protein bars made from high quality meat and some dried fruit. Our favorite is the Bison Bacon Cranberry, but all their flavors are tasty. Visit their website here. Or you can find them on Amazon here.

3. Bearded Brothers Energy Bars

best paleo snacks - bearded brothers energy bars

Think dried fruits, nuts, and seeds, combined together in perfect harmony to form a moist and delicious energy bar. That’s the Bearded Brothers Energy Bars! Our favorite is the radical raspberry lemon flavor.

4. Nick’s Sticks

best paleo snacks - nick's sticks

If you’re looking for a low carb (or zero carb) option, then Nick’s Sticks are perfect. They’re high in protein (made from grass-fed beef or free-range turkey), amazing in taste, and have zero carbohydrates!

5. Coconut Butter

best paleo snack - coconut butter

Keep a jar of this at work along with a spoon, and when you feel like you need a snack in the afternoon, slather some coconut butter on a piece of 100% dark chocolate. Healthy and delicious! Our favorite brand of coconut butter is Artisana (it tastes fresher and is smoother in texture).

6. Pork Rinds

best paleo snack - pork rinds

If you miss potato chips, then give pork rinds a try (but be aware that most brands have non-Paleo ingredients). Our favorite Paleo pork rind brands are 4505 Meats’ Chicharrones and Pork Clouds.

7. Beef Jerky

best paleo snack - beef jerky

Good Paleo beef jerky is remarkably difficult to find! That’s why our favorite is Sophia’s Grass-Fed Jerky Chews.

8. Go Raw Cookies

best paleo snacks - go raw cookies

If you’re looking for a not too sweet, slightly crunchy snack, then Go Raw Cookies are great! They’re made from coconut, sprouted sesame seeds, dates, and some spices. And one bag of these can last for quite a bit!

9. Kale Chips

best paleo snacks - kale chips

Kale chips – crunchy and flavorful. There are lots of great brands or you can make your own. What makes some of them so unique though is their flavors…like Pacific Kale’s Lava Rock Sriracha flavor!

10. Seasnax

list of best paleo snacks - seasnax seaweed
If you haven’t tried toasted seaweed, then you really should – they’re light, slightly crunchy and slightly salty! They’re so good, they can get seriously addictive. The best brand is Seasnax as they don’t use canola oil in their product – they use olive oil instead.

11. Steve’s PaleoKrunch Grain-Free Granola

paleo snacks - grainfree granola steves paleokrunch

Need breakfast on the go? Or just a quick snack? Steve’s PaleoKrunch is amazing – a great blend of nuts, seeds, coconut, and honey (there’s a nut-free option too). Our favorite is the Original flavor.

12. Simple Squares

favorite paleo snacks - simple squares

These Simple Squares are tasty – slightly chewy too. They’re the perfect size for a light snack, and their packaging makes it easy to take them on the go.

13. Caveman Cookies

the best paleo snacks - caveman cookies
Sometimes you just want a cookie! If you find yourself in that situation, then reach for a Caveman Cookie. The Tropical flavor has the best ingredients and tastes amazing.

14. eXo Protein Bars

best paleo snacks - exo protein bars
If you’re looking for a protein bar, then give eXo bars a try! The protein in them is from cricket flour, but they taste just like other protein bars. The Cacao Nut flavor has very Paleo ingredients.

15. Cacao Nibs

the best paleo snacks - navitas cacao nibs
If you’re looking for a crunch, then cacao nibs are perfect. Plus, because they’re so small, they’re harder to overeat. The Navitas Naturals brand of cacao nibs is the one we snack on, and you can find them in a lot of health stores (I found them in Target the other day).

Simple Snacks You Can Purchase

Of course, there are even simpler snacks you can purchase or make like various seeds and nuts (note that peanuts are a legume and not a nut), dried fruits, fresh fruits, canned fish, hard boiled eggs, etc. For nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, has a great selection of them.

Where To Purchase All These Paleo Snacks??

Many of them are available at your local Whole Foods or health store or on

If you’re looking to save money, then buying these Paleo snacks on Thrive Market will save you a ton – they’re like Costco for health foods.

The Best Paleo Snacks You Can Make

the best paleo snacks you can make

Here are some amazing recipes you can make at home, and for even more Paleo snack recipes check out the Grain-Free Snacker Cookbook here.

paleo coconut chocolate macaroons, gluten-free, grain-free recipe

Coconut Chocolate Macaroons

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Ingredients: unsweetened, shredded coconut, egg whites, raw honey, pure stevia, 100% pure cocoa powder, vanilla extract, dash of salt.

Cinnamon Coconut Gummies

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Ingredients: coconut cream, gelatin, raw honey, vanilla extract, sea salt, ground cinnamon, candy mold or bread loaf pan.

Eggplant Jerky

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Ingredients: eggplant, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, paprika, salt.

Honey Masala Chai Roasted Nuts

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Ingredients: almonds, pecan halves, unsalted butter (or coconut oil), vanilla extract, honey, coarse sea salt, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground cloves, ginger powder, ground black pepper.

paleo chocolate coffee coconut dessert

Chocolate Coffee Coconut Truffle

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Ingredients: coconut butter, 100% cocoa powder, ground coffee, unsweetened coconut flakes, raw honey, coconut oil.

Quick And Easy Trail Mix

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Ingredients: whole blanched almonds, whole fancy cashews, whole pecans, shelled pistachios, pepitos (raw natural pumpkin seeds), walnuts, unsweetened coconut, raisins.

Home-made Beef Jerky

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Ingredients: grass-fed beef brisket (or other lean cut), sweet apple cider (or unsweetened apple juice), balsamic vinegar, fish sauce, Dijon mustard, unpasteurized honey, liquid smoke, cracked black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Himalayan salt, sesame oil, crushed chili pepper, dried chipotle peppers, ground clove.

Kale Chips With Sriracha Lime

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Ingredients: kale, half a lime, olive oil, Sriracha (preferably Paleo & homemade), soy sauce, fish sauce.

coconut butter stuffed dates

Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates

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Ingredients: pitted dates, coconut butter.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Mocha Bites

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Ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, honey or pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond meal, cocoa powder, espresso powder, sea salt, mini dark chocolate chips.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola

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Ingredients: pecans, unsweetened flaked coconut, sliced almonds, salt, coconut oil, honey, semi-sweet chocolate chips.


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Ingredients: ripe bananas, apple sauce, coconut oil, vanilla, egg, honey, coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.

paleo chocolate covered berries dessert recipe

Chocolate Covered Berries

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Ingredients: dark chocolate (preferably above 80%), raspberries, blueberries, almond butter.

Baked Chili Sweet Potato Chips

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Ingredients: sweet potato, macadamia nut oil, chili powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, garlic aioli, cookie sheets, mandolin or a very sharp knife, cut-resistant gloves.

Apple Nachos

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Ingredients: apples, fresh lemon juice, almond butter, chocolate chips, unsweetened shredded coconut, sliced almonds.

Salmon Blueberry Wraps

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Ingredients: Paleo mayonnaise, can of boneless, skinless salmon, blueberries, slivered almonds, chives, romaine or baby lettuce.

Raw Hemp Algae Bars

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Ingredients: pistachios, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, orange juice, hemp hearts, coconut oil, spirulina powder, dates.

How to make coconut butter

Make Your Own Coconut Butter

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Ingredients: unsweetened shredded coconut (or coconut flakes), coconut oil.

Cajun Pork Rinds

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Ingredients: skin from pastured pork, coconut oil, ghee or bacon fat, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, black pepper, salt.

Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Clusters

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Ingredients: pumpkin seeds, vanilla extract, honey, coconut sugar, water.

Honeyed Walnuts

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Ingredients: walnuts, coconut oil, honey, salt, fresh cracked pepper.

Date And Bacon Balls

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Ingredients: dates, coconut oil, cacao nibs, raspberry vinegar, almond butter.

Carrot Zucchini Bars

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Ingredients: eggs, carrot, zucchini, ginger, honey, almond meal, pecans or walnuts, sultanas (raisins or currants).

Paleo Eggs

Tea Eggs

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Ingredients: eggs, tea bags, sea salt, star anise, cinnamon, Szechuan peppercorns, black pepper, water.

Oven Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)

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Ingredients: Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), salt, pepper, dried thyme, cooking fat.

Maple Sesame Apple Crisps

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Ingredients: Granny Smith apples, lemon, maple syrup, sesame seeds, cinnamon powder.

Power Balls

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Ingredients: sweet potato, almond meal, vanilla powder, baking powder, egg yolks, coconut oil, honey, coconut flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut flakes.