The 15 Healthiest Nut Bars

Our Top Ranked Nut Bar: Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars

Nut bars can be a convenient way to get nutrition when you're on the run. Unfortunately, many nut bars contain a variety of questionable ingredients like artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, refined flour, and synthetic fibers. We've gone ingredient by ingredient to create a list of the healthiest nut bars.

How Our Ratings Work

Our ratings are based on ingredients and nutrition facts. In particular, we look for:

  • Healthy Sources of Fat: Fat sourced from a whole food like almonds is much preferred than a fat like anhydrous milk fat.
  • Limited Sodium: Sodium is a vital element for life and improves taste. However, excess salt can increase blood pressure, which can lead to cardiovascular issues.
  • Limited Stimulants: Stimulants are okay in moderation and most food has way less caffeine than a cup of tea, energy drink, or cup of coffee. Caffeine also might have some health benefits. With that said, caffeine can cause nutrient depletion of important nutrients, like vitamin B6, and interfere with nutrient absorption of essential minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
  • Limited Sweeteners: Sweeteners improve taste and are also okay in moderation. However, per Harvard Medical School, refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large amounts rapidly increases blood glucose and insulin levels, increases triglycerides, inflammatory mediators and oxygen radicals, and with them, the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • No Artificial Flavors: An artificial flavor is a chemical mixture that imitates a natural flavor in some way. They're not necessarily unhealthy but they represent an unknown and we prefer knowing what we're eating.
  • No Sugar Alcohols: Sugar alcohols are known to cause digestive issues and might actually contribute to weight gain despite having fewer calories than natural sweeteners.
  • Quality Carbohydrates: Unfortunately, carbohydrates listed on a label can be anything from insulin-spiking sweeteners to quality whole grains like oats. We prefer whole grains or whole foods whenever possible.
  • Simple, Whole Food Ingredients: We believe in eating whole foods vs. highly processed foods with synthetically derived ingredients.

Healthiest Nut Bars

Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars

1. Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 16g 15mg 14g 7g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin, walnuts
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: crisp rice, madagascar vanilla
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose
Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND Bars

2. Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 16g 140mg 13g 6g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, pecans, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: crisp rice, natural maple flavor, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, non-GMO glucose
Roasted Jalapeno Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars

3. Roasted Jalapeno Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 16g 140mg 15g 10g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: garlic powder, jalapeno chilis, onion powder, pea protein isolate, pea starch, pumpkin seeds, smoked sea salt, sunflower lecithin
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey
Almond & Apricot KIND Bars

4. Almond & Apricot KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
180 11g 15mg 21g 4g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: apricots, coconuts, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Almond & Coconut KIND Bars

5. Almond & Coconut KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
190 12g 25mg 21g 3g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: coconuts, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bars

6. Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 16g 125mg 15g 6g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, milk powder, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: annatto, crisp rice, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: carob powder, honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND Bars

7. Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 115mg 16g 6g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin, whole milk
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: ancho chilis, cascabel chilis, cinnamon, crisp rice, habanero chilis, palm kernel oil, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan KIND Bars

8. Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 16g 20mg 16g 5g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, milk powder, peanuts, pecans, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: cinnamon, crisp rice, palm kernel oil, salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars

9. Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 15g 140mg 15g 6g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut KIND Bars

10. Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
190 12g 25mg 22g 3g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: coconuts, madagascar vanilla, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, salt, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidant KIND Bars

11. Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidant KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
170 9g 20mg 24g 3g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: cherries, cranberries, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, raisins, salt, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bars

12. Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 13g 25mg 17g 8g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, peanut butter, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: tapioca starch
  • Other: natural flavors, palm kernel oil, salt, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
Dark Chocolate Almond Mint KIND Bars

13. Dark Chocolate Almond Mint KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 20mg 17g 5g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: madagascar vanilla, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, peppermint extract, peppermint leaves, peppermint oil, salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars

14. Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 140mg 16g 6g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: natural flavors, palm kernel oil, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond KIND Bars

15. Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
150 5g 80mg 24g 3g

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

  • Allergens: soy lecithin
  • Fibers: gum acacia
  • Flours: oat flour
  • Other: amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, canola oil, millet, oats, quinoa, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, honey, sugar, tapioca syrup
  • Stimulants: chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, coffee
  • Vitamins: vitamin E