Chocolate Coconut Bars

Coconut and chocolate.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Mine is.

This recipe has been a staple of mine for a few years now. I always try to have a batch sitting in my freezer, readily awaiting my moments of weakness. I usually resort to these to keep me from diving into something a lot less healthy.

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I’ve made them a few different ways and haven’t decided which way I like best. I mean, can you really go wrong with coconut and chocolate? I could mix the two together a number of ways and I know I’d always come to the same conclusion; delightful!

These have a light buttery taste due to the coconut oil but they don’t feel heavy in your stomach and I love knowing the simplicity of the ingredients that go into making them. It’s still a tasty treat, but I don’t have the guilt associated with satisfying my sweet tooth. You can cut them into slices or squares, big or small (or ginormous); whatever your heart desires!

The recipe I’ll share in this post is the most recent one I used. I did have to adapt it a smidgen because I was low on a few ingredients, but it seemed to work just fine. Like I said before… you can’t really go wrong here!

Chocolate Coconut Bars

2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut

2/3 melted coconut oil

1/4 cup honey – or your sweetener of choice

  1. In a small bowl, melt coconut oil. Add honey to the coconut oil and whisk together until combined.
  2. Pour shredded coconut into a large bowl. Add in coconut oil and honey mixture and stir thoroughly. If the mixture seems crumbly, add a bit more oil, honey or even a splash of water.
  3. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper and pour coconut mixture in. Use your hands to flatten into the pan.
  4. Place into freezer until firm.
  5. Melt 1-2oz of dark chocolate (or whichever you prefer) with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil.
  6. Drizzle chocolate over bars and place back into the freezer until firm.
  7. Cut into bars and dig in!

Recipe notes

  • This recipe was adapted from thebigmansworld.com
  • You may have to play around with the measurements a bit depending on how you want the consistency of the bars. You want it to resemble a thick batter; not too crumbly but not too wet.
  • I’ve also made these using my food processor to smooth out the coconut mixture. It takes some work and I have to tweak the ingredients to get a paste like consistency, but it’s equally as delicious!
  • I keep my bars in the parchment paper and the same pan I make them in because it’s an easy clean up when they are gone.

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