These Chocolate Coconut Bars are decadent, soft, velvety, moist and crunchy. They are also shockingly vegan, gluten-free and require just 5 ingredients.
Coconut is something I’ve never really enjoyed the taste of, particularly as an overpowering flavour. However, in this recipe, combined with chocolate, it works wonders. The chocolate transforms it completely. Typically, desiccated coconut tends to be dry, super ‘coconutty’ and something you would most likely choke on if consumed without water. Not so tantalising right?!
In these bars, you have crumbly, smushy, fudgy, crunchy, velvety, moist, and with just 5 ingredients you end up with this pile of chocolatey coconut tastiness. Now that’s something you can’t miss out on!
Questions about Chocolate Coconut Bars
How to make Chocolate Coconut Bars? To make these chocolate coconut bars you will need 5 ingredients: desiccated coconut, coconut cream, coconut/brown sugar, chocolate chips and plant milk. Add the coconut to a food processor until the individual bits start sticking to form a rough, coarse paste-like mix. Add the coconut cream and continue to blend until a sticky dough results. Transfer to a bowl and fold in half of the chocolate chips. Combine the remaining chocolate chips with the plant milk and heat either in the microwave or a double boiler until the chocolate has completely melted. In a square or rectangular tin lined with parchment paper, press the coconut mix down firmly followed by the melted chocolate on top. Allow to cool and set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Or in the freezer if you want them faster!
Are no bake coconut bars healthy? These no bake chocolate coconut bars contain some ingredients that contain valuable nutrients, but they are also energy-dense, meaning that they are not low in calories. So if you are on a energy restricted diet, be portion-wise with these bars.
Is coconut good for you? Coconut is considered a food that is high in many nutrients such as fibre, B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and calcium. However it is also high in saturated fat, which people with cardiovascular disease must be more weary of.
Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe
Makes 16 bars
Ingredients for chocolate coconut bars:
- 350g desiccated coconut
- 200 ml coconut cream
- 5 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 200g chocolate chips
- 60ml plant milk
- Add dessicated coconut to a food processor and blend until it starts to stick to the sides of the blender.
- Add all other ingredients to the food processor, except chocolate chips and plant milk, and blend until a sticky dough forms.
- Place in a bowl and fold in half of the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- Transfer mix to a tray lined with baking paper, pressing down with hands.
- Melt the remaining chocolate in a double boiler or microwave with the plant milk and pour over the top.
- Allow to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours or freezer to speed things up.
Made these Chocolate Coconut Bars?
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Big Thanks to…
The Big Man’s World for their inspiration in helping me create this recipe. You can find their version here: https://thebigmansworld.com/4-ingredient-paleo-vegan-chocolate-coconut-crack-bars-keto-sugar-free-no-bake/