Special Diet - Created Date : 30.8.2019
Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bars
Easy and delicious, these paleo Chocolate Coconut Bars are a hit wherever they’re served! With only a few real-food ingredients, you’ll be devouring them in no time.
Note, this recipe and its photos has been updated. So if it looks a little different than the last time you were here… that’s because I updated it.
Even ‘that one kid’ likes them!
I’m sure all you parents know the feeling: there’s always that one kid who pretty much doesn’t like anything you make. Not that you’re really that bad of a cook or baker, they’re just so picky!
That was my second daughter. Pickiness and sensory processing issues go hand in hand, and she was so hard to feed for the longest time! (It’s been a couple years now since we did the GAPS diet as a family, and she found so much healing through it.) So 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?“
Paleo chocolate coconut bars.
There’s no doubt about it, 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, too. And since they don’t require anything other than a blender and a freezer, they’re even perfect for hot summer days!
Honestly, the only problem with them is figuring out how to not eat the whole pan myself…
Easy peasy decadence.
Besides being super easy to make, these Chocolate Coconut Bars are, as I’ve said, utterly delicious. You wouldn’t think something with mostly coconut in it would be rich, but boy are these ever! Even me in, in all my coconut and chocolate love, can only eat one or two in a sitting.
But I’m almost certain I will be allowed to make these in heaven, so I’ll get my fill of them then. And, since there won’t be any guilt there, I’ll be able to make a double batch and eat them all myself.
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Warm coconut oil until it is liquid. Place the base ingredients in a blender (I use this one) and blend on high until smooth. This will take about 5 minutes or so, so be patient!
Spread base into a 9×5 silicone loaf pan (like this one) or you can be super un-crunchy and use a normal one lined with tin foil. No judgement, friend. Well, except for the fact that I just called you super un-crunchy…
Freeze base for about 15 minutes.
While coconut mixture is freezing, mix up topping ingredients. Spread topping over frozen coconut and stick in the freezer again until chocolate is hardened.
Pop out of container/remove un-crunchy foil and chop the Chocolate Coconut Bars pieces.
Store leftovers in the fridge.
You can use 1/2 cup of melted, dairy-free chocolate chips in place of the topping ingredients. (I’ve used these dairy-free ones, but whatever you want will work.)
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.
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. ??
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
I am so glad to have come across your blog everything i see is so good your recipes especially any thing with chocolate I am a chocoholic I have fibromyalgia so your recipes are great for me .again love your blog.
These look delicious and I think I’ll give them a go for a coffee morning bake sale we’re having for a canver charity. One question though, I’m based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK so not familiar with American measurements…I assume c. relates to cup measures and t. to tablespoon measure but could you please confirm? Many thanks, Laura
You can check the fat levels in this by plugging the ingredients into an online calculator. Don’t let the AHA scare you, coconut oil is good for your heart and you have no reason to fear eating it daily.
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