Friday, June 22, 2012

No-Bake Thin and Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars

It takes a special recipe for me to get up and make it the minute I read it. This is one of those recipes. I can't claim any credit for the genius that is these bars. All I did was eliminate some sugar from the recipe and adapt ingredients for what I was lacking or running out of. Oh, and I sprinkled sea salt on top because that's never a bad idea.

No-Bake Thin and Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup almond meal
pinch of salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup coconut oil (This cannot be substituted. It hardens when cold, giving the bars their structure.)
1/4 cup honey

6 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbs. coconut oil
1 Tbs. agave, maple syrup, or honey
sprinkle of sea salt

Melt the butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add honey and salt and mix until smooth. Pour over oats and coconut in a medium bowl and mix until incorporated. Press into a greased 9x9 pan and cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Then mix the coconut oil, cocoa powder, and agave over low heat until the mixture is smooth. Pour over the bars and distribute evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with salt. Place in fridge to cool for another 15-30 minutes.

I'm storing mine in the freezer and just setting them out on the counter a few minutes before chowing down!


  1. Those look so amazing I am pretty sure that my thighs would not be safe if I made them. Sigh. You may not be able to take credit for the recipe but you can for passing them along! Thanks Therese! I also loved your Fairy Houses and Forts post. :)

    1. Thanks, Mel! (And why do you think I don't post pictures of my thighs on the internet? Ha!)