Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars

These homemade Larabars require only five ingredients and take only minutes to make. You’ll love the Coconut Chocolate Chip flavor! 

Our kitchen, in all it’s retro 1950’s glory, is slowly but surely coming together and I finally got around to using it this week.

Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars sliced sitting on parchment paper on the counter.

Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars for the win!

Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars stacked on parchment paper.

If you’ve ever had a Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabar before you’ll know it’s packed with coconut flavor and studded with sweet chocolate chips — basically a health nut’s candy bar. I think it might be my favorite Larabar flavor, although I do love Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Cookie and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip as well. Oh, and apparently there’s a new flavor out — Strawberry Shortcake. Definitely gotta find/try that one soon.

Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars sliced and sitting on parchment paper.

So yeah, the Coconut Chocolate Chip is a favorite and I have no clue why I haven’t made a homemade version before now. Seriously — they’re incredibly easy to make and the perfect way to satisfy a nagging sweet tooth.

All you need is five simple ingredients and food processor (affiliate link)!

Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars sliced and sitting on parchment paper.

Make a batch this weekend and thank me later.

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Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

These homemade Larabars require only five ingredients and take only minutes to make.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted medjool dates (I used Natural Delights)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Instructions

  1. Line a square or rectangle baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place coconut, almonds and cashews into food processor (affiliate link) and pulse until they’re chopped into small pieces. Place nut mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Put dates into the food processor (affiliate link) and pulse until a paste forms (the dates will probably form into a sticky ball).
  4. Add nuts and coconut back into the processor with the dates and pulse until well combined.
  5. Add chocolate chips and pulse a few more times, until they’re just incorporated.
  6. Remove dough from processor and press evenly into your prepared dish. Make sure you press the dough down really well so that the bars stay together.
  7. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden up and then slice into bars. Store any leftovers in the fridge with parchment paper between them for up to a week. You can also store the bars in the freezer if you want them to last even longer.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Process
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: homemade larabars

I’m actually doing a little demo and making them for the ladies at my local Pure Barre studio this morning… headed there now! 🙂

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    36 comments
  1. Hi!! Curious on the nutrition counts. It what your showing per individual serving or entire batch then divded by how many pieces you would cut it into?

  2. I don’t know if this question will be seen but here goes. What size baking dish did you use? I’m guessing 8×8 but want to confirm. I just started making “plain” homemade larabars for my daughter and I think she’ll love this flavor!

  3. Getting ready to try this recipe. If it goes as easily as you describe, I add this to a new blog I am getting started. The pictures and descriptions give me the confidence to try this out. Not much of a food processor person. Have to pull it out of the original box after all these years.

  4. Followed recipe exactly
    Wonderful flavor!!!! But they were Kind of dry and didn’t hold together as well as I thought they would
    I used whole medjool dates from Costco
    I pitted and packed down well into the neasuring cup

    Suggestions?
    SJ

    • Hmmm.. That’s odd Sharon. The dates were probably just a little dry. I’d try adding some water to rehydrate the dates a bit and make the dough stick together better. Start with just a teaspoon or two and see if that helps.

  5. I made these with dates (soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drained) with 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds (lightly toasted in the oven), 1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds instead of nuts. SO GOOD! And my son can take them to school:)

  6. Oh gosh! I just discovered this flavor of Lara Bars, and I am obsessed. I’ve been getting them at the local co-op this month because they’re on sale, but I will be all over this recipe when the sale ends! Thank you!!

  7. What would you suggest for a net free bar like this? My kids cant have nuts in school and I have been looking for something like this to use as a snack. Thanks.

  8. HI!
    So I just made these–and they are so yummy but have question…I soaked the dates for a bit before making–so they would be easier to blend in the food processor–I also subbed cacao nibs for chocolate chips. I spread the bars in my pyrex square pan–and refrigerated a while..They taste AMAZING–but are quite sticky—do you think it’s because I soaked the dates? I put the bars in the freezer now for a bit–to see if that helps!! Just wondered if you maybe knew why!

    THANKS!!

  9. These look great! Do you think they would be good if I doubled the almonds and left out the cashews? Or subbed in walnuts for the cashews? I don’t have any 🙂

  10. I’ve never tried them before but I’m always up for recipes that involve putting ingredients into a food processor and blending! Would love to see some photos of your kitchen when it’s all finished xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

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