Chocolate Coconut Bars

These Chocolate Coconut Bars are one of the easiest and most popular treats I make for my family and friends. With no nuts, dairy, eggs, or grains, they’re super allergy-friendly. And since they don’t require anything other than a blender and a freezer, they’re perfect for those hot summer days! The only problem with them is figuring out how to not eat the whole pan myself…
Chocolate Coconut Bars | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comMmmm… You know you’ve done something right when your I-won’t-eat-anything-new 4-year old comes to you and says, “Mom! When can we have some of the delishish things?” 🙂 

Chocolate Coconut Bars | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comI’m almost certain I will be allowed to make these in heaven. And, since there won’t be any guilt there, I’ll be able to make a double batch and eat them all myself.

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Free of grain, gluten, eggs & dairy.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
  2. 1/4 c. coconut oil
  3. 1/4 c. honey
  4. 1/4 t. kosher salt
  5. 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I used these dairy-free ones, but whatever you want will work)
Instructions
  1. Warm coconut oil until it is liquid.
  2. Place everything except the chocolate chips in a blender (I use this one) and blend on high until smooth. (This will take about 5 minutes or so.)
  3. Spread into a 9x5 plastic container or something foil-lined.
  4. Freeze for about 15 minutes.
  5. While coconut mixture is freezing, melt chocolate chips.
  6. Spread melted chocolate over frozen coconut and stick in the freezer again until chocolate is hardened.
  7. Pop out of container/remove foil and chop into pieces.
  8. Consume.
  9. Store leftovers in the fridge.
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70 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Bars

  1. Looks good! If you cut the mixture into bars, put an almond on it and then covered it in chocolate, I'd be like an Almond Joy! It would take a bit more time, but would make an even better gift or for a special occasion.

  2. Leftovers? LOL! Thank you, this looks so delicious and easy, and love the other commenter’s idea to use almonds.. . yum!

  3. Raia, this look delicious. I’m thinking I could add a few almonds and have a healthy almond joy?! You think? In any event, they need to get made in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing…

    Lynn

  4. These look SO GOOD! I’m pinning this for later. I love how simple and easy the recipe is. Not only is it full of basic, yummy ingredients, it’s so easy to make!! I can’t wait to give it a try. My hubby is a HUGE coconut fan. I know that he would be so excited to come home to a pan of these. 🙂

  5. What a delicious treat!Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. So I am not a good cook, learning though. Please tell me about shredded coconut. Do I do this from a whole coconut? If so please instruct technique. Or where to purchase if ready made.

    1. Well… I’ve never tried making my own shredded coconut before. 😉 You can buy it >> here<< or usually find it in health food stores. It is sometimes called desiccated coconut, as well.

  7. Hi Raia,
    I love this recipe and printed it out. I love coconut and so does my husband. Will definitely be trying this recipe. These sound so simple to make and look so tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  8. Thank you for linking up to this week’s Tasty Tuesday Linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you’ll join us again this up coming Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

  9. I often crave chocolate so I keep healthy dark chocolate in the house for easy snacking. Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious chocolate coconut bars with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing.

  10. these look delicious! And while I love that they are healthy and generally allergy-friendly, they are not free of tree nuts. Coconuts are classified as tree nuts and those with tree nut allergies sometimes react to them. So please be cautious as to how you word things. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your concern. I understand that the FDA classifies coconut as a tree nut, even though they aren’t. I expect people who are allergic to coconuts to know not to make a recipe with coconut in it.

  11. I made these today. It was hard to blend everything up in a blender. I think I’ll try a food processor next time. They also tasted great at first but when we had them a couple hours later they tasted a bit off. Not sure why that happened.

    1. Hm, that’s interesting. Did you cover them in the freezer for storage? Sometimes if I just stick things straight in without covering them they start to taste kind-of metallic (in my mind).

  12. Dear Raia,
    I inherited diabetes, but control it through a strict diet. This recipe looks very doable for me except I need to have a substitute for the honey. Might you have any suggestions? Thank you.

    1. You could substitute maple syrup, agave, or stevia. If you use stevia, then you would probably want to use a little more coconut oil to replace the liquid factor you’ll be losing. 🙂 Hope they work for you, Renae!

  13. Yummy Yum…. so good…….I substituted coconut stevia in place of honey and also added some coconut juice from a fresh coconut. Sometimes I put the juice of lemons in the coconut and/or chocolate for a zesty lemon taste!!!! Fun to experiment with good healthy coconut and soaked dehydrated almonds!!!!

  14. I would recommend a food processor better than a blender for this.
    I have a Vitamix and this recipe seized up my machine.
    Other than that tragic fact – they tasted delicious.

    1. Hmm… I don’t have a food processor, but I imagine they would be easier. 🙂 Sorry your vitamix couldn’t handle it, but I’m glad you liked them anyway. 😉