Chocolate Coconut Bars

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Healthy chocolate? This is pretty close! Try these simple Chocolate Coconut Bars #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

I have some very happy people. All I can do is keep singing…..

“Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Almond Joys have nuts, Mounds don’t.”

You are welcome for getting that stuck in your head too! These are like Homemade Mounds….but better! They are healthier! Yes, HEALTHIER! The ingredients to these candy bars are so simple you will wish you never saw the recipe. Because you can make them in minutes, from ingredients in your pantry. Making them the most accessible candy bar ever!

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What exactly makes these healthy?! The coconut oil! I am using Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Vitacost. You can use any brand. I have some posts coming in the near future about what I use coconut oil from, but you really should google all of the health benefits. This stuff is amazing!

Anyway, back to chocolate. You are going to melt 1 cup of coconut oil, it only take a couple seconds in the microwave.

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Mix it with 2 cups of unsweetened coconut and 1/4 cup of honey. See…no sugar!

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Once it is mixed press the coconut mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Pop it into the freezer to set up. At this point I walked away to pick the kids up from school. You want to leave it in the freezer just long enough to firm up.

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Now time for my favorite chocolate! Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips are dairy free! Making them amazing for this recipe! Just melt them until smooth, and pour over the coconut base spreading it out evenly.

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I sprinkled a little extra coconut on the top too. ;) I then popped the whole pan in the fridge for the chocolate to set up. When ready to serve just cut into 1 inch squares.

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Serves: 64 - 1 inch pieces
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Instructions
  1. Warm coconut oil just until it becomes liquid.
  2. Mix the shredded coconut and honey into the coconut oil, combining well.
  3. Press mixture into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and freeze or refrigerate until sold.
  4. Heat chocolate chips in microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until completely melted.
  5. Pour over coconut spreading evenly. Top with extra coconut if desired. Refrigerate for chocolate to set.
  6. Cut into 1 inch squares and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
  7. **Dairy Free** Use Ghirardelli semi sweet or other dairy free chocolate

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Small people were waiting in the shadows for the first piece ;)

Comments

  1. That looks totally amazing! I love coconut oil and cook with it a lot now.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share this recipe at my weekly Say G’Day party. It’s on now and this would be a great addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. I have been craving chocolate and coconut lately and have been on the hunt for great recipes! This looks amazing! So glad that I found it on Talent Show Tuesdays! Pinned!
    Cathy

  3. These totally remind me of a version of a recipe I used to make for my Grandad when I was little. I really want to have a go! I think I might have a project for tomorrow!

  4. Wow, these look and sound so good….and very do-able. Thank you for posting this….my family loves coconut and chocolate. :)

  5. I love a great protein bar and your Chocolate Coconut Bar looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today, it is great to have you at the party. Hope you have a very special week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love coconut and these would be irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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