Healthy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

These healthy no bake chocolate coconut bars are loaded with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, peanut butter and coconut. They’re sweet, delicious and perfect for snacking! Vegan and gluten-free.

Remember when I mentioned I had another no bake recipe to share when I posted my healthy no bake cookies post? Well . . . here it is!

Healthy no bake chocolate coconut bars wrapped in parchment with red and white twine.

There’s coconut involved!

This recipe is similar to the healthy no bake cookies — just with unsweetened coconut added for a hint of coconut flavor. I figure this is a good version for the folks that love coconut and chocolate.

Healthy no bake chocolate coconut bars with coconut flakes on top.

They’re also great if you’re in a time crunch because you don’t have to worry about forming them into a cookie shape. Just press the batter into a pan, sprinkle with coconut, let it sit in the fridge a little while and they’re done. Easy peasy.

If you can’t tell, I had way too much fun taking photos of these bars… and this isn’t even half of the photos I took. I had to be selective.

The red and white kitchen twine just makes baked goods look so festive and cute. I couldn’t help but take a billion photos. Okay, more like 50.

No bake chocolate coconut bars on a cutting board with one wrapped in parchment with red and white twine.

I love the combo of peanut butter, chocolate and coconut so much and it works well in these bars. Oh gosh, writing that somehow made me think of my healthier magic cookie bars — now I want one of those. Anyhow, these bars are delicious, easy to whip up and quite amazing, in my opinion. I hope you love them as well!

If you make these no bake chocolate coconut bars, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Healthy No Bake Coconut Bars


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x

Description

These healthy no bake chocolate coconut bars are loaded with wholesome ingredients. They’re delicious and perfect for snacking! Vegan and gluten-free.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (affiliate link)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8×8 square glass baking dish with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats and shredded coconut in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine peanut butter, almond milk, maple syrup and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat while stirring the mixture until well combined. Heat until mixture is fragrant and thickened, about 5 minutes or so.
  4. Turn off stove top and stir vanilla and sea salt.
  5. Pour mixture over the oats and shredded coconut and mix until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and press down until the batter is evenly distributed across the dish. Sprinkle with extra coconut, press down once more so the coconut sticks.
  6. Place dish into the fridge and let sit until the bars are set up (about 2 hours). Remove from fridge, cut into bars and enjoy. Store any leftovers in the fridge.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 111
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 56mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: no bake chocolate coconut bars, coconut bars

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    19 comments
  1. Do you have the recipe for coconut chocolate peanut butter protein bars i can’t find the recipe any where.

  2. Just made these and they are delicious! They kind of taste like a homemade clif bar and I’m super excited to have a new snack for work! Do you know if these would freeze well?

    • Amazing! Thank you so much for letting me know how they turned out. In terms of freezing, I haven’t tried freezing these but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! Let me know if you try it. Also, quick favor! Would you mind leaving another comment with a star rating of the recipe? The ratings are super helpful for SEO! 🙂

  3. Stumbled across this recipe and was wondering, when you use maple syrup is it the fat free kind or the “grade a” kind with fat?

  4. If I’m using regular milk for these, would you recommend tweaking anything else? I’ve never cooked with almond milk. Thanks!

  5. These look great and the packaging is really cute! 🙂 It would be a really great holiday party/potluck food. Definitely need to try since I love coconut.

  6. These look great! Can’t wait to try them. I know my sis will love them, anything coconut…
    Side note, do you ever use meal replacements like a protein shake? I just finished the Optimal Cleanse, and I loved their shakes. BUT they are expensive, and I’m not sure they should be used every day anyway. They are the only shake that has ever kept my hunger under control, and my energy level high. I noticed they are rice protein, but have a good carb content too…I think that’s the key, and 200 calories instead of the usual 100 when using whey protein shakes. Is there any protein-type meal replacement that you recommend?

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