Healthy, homemade, and no bake, these Chocolate Coconut Bars are super easy and so delicious. A vegan oat based recipe that is also dairy free! Use gluten free oatmeal for allergy-friendly desserts.
CHOCOLATE COCONUT BARS
I have no words for these healthy chocolate coconut bars. I’ll have to go with letters instead.
O.M.G. ! 🙂
All kidding aside, make these chocolate coconut squares now.
I love no bake, easy peasy treats and these fit the bill. Besides being easy and delicious, these delights are free of refined sugars, contain no dairy, and are gluten free.
I could keep going on and on but that would totally start cutting into your time to get busy making these.
INGREDIENTS FOR NO BAKE CHOCOLATE COCONUT SQUARES
- almond butter* see notes below
- honey or maple syrup
- coconut oil
- rolled oats
*FOR THE ALMOND BUTTER – use a fresh jar of the natural stuff – yes, that means stirring and stirring but all of those oils is what helps to hold these bars together. Peanut butter is fine but the same rules apply.
HOW TO MAKE THESE EASY NO BAKE BARS
Melt together some local honey (or maple syrup for vegans) with almond butter, and coconut oil until it is velvety smooth.
So far, it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
Add in the cacao powder to give these squares the chocolate flavour.
The cacao combined with the coconut oil makes it unbelievably decadent. I use an organic raw cacao powder from Harmonic Arts. It’s the same company that produces the cranberry powder a lot of you asked about when I made this Creamy Cranberry Smoothie. If you are lucky enough to live in the Burlington area, these products are available at Anise Apothecary.
Once everything is combined, stir in the oats. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats if you suffer from gluten intolerances like celiac disease.
Still so easy.
Line a loaf dish with parchment, then pour the chocolate mixture in, pressing down with the spoon to fill in the cracks and make it all smooth on top.
Off it goes to the fridge to set.
These frosty bars of goodness are set and ready to be devoured.
Just cutting into these beauties you know how good they are going to be.
The oats add such texture and the fudgy-ness from the cacao and coconut oil is like velvet. A hint of the almond butter punches through and I’m literally dying on the floor.
I go ahead and cut the bars into squares for portion control.
Plus, I prefer to eat four of something over one of something? Who is with me??
These squares will be a hit with kids, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, nieces, nephews, grandparents. Have I missed anyone? I think it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong across the board.
You’re welcome. 😉
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Originally posted March 3, 2014. Updated August 27, 2020.
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Chocolate Coconut Bars are super easy and so delicious. Healthy, homemade, and no bake this vegan and gluten free dessert is a keeper.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
in a medium-sized sauce-pan, melt the almond butter, honey and coconut oil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla then the cacao powder. Next, stir in the shredded coconut. Then add the oats - 1/4 cup at a time. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth it out with the spoon. Pop the pan into the fridge for an hour to set.
Cut into bars or squares and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.