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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Lately, I have been craving sweet treats. I personally prefer making my own and skipping the store bought ones because they can be expensive, especially organic snacks. Sometimes, you would think they were made from gold. I also find they tend to create waste, mostly plastic waste, and they are ingredients that are all sitting in my cupboard. So, why purchase them when I can make a healthier, cheaper and easier alternative.

I am not trying to toot my own horn here, but I made these squares yesterday for the first time, and they turned out great. They are quite tasty. Try them and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Coconut Bar Batter


  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 10 dates
  • 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup of raisins


  • In your food processor, blend the coconut for about 5 minutes until it resembles coconut butter.
  • Add the cashews and almonds to the coconut mixture. Combine well.
  • Add the dates to the mixture and blend until it becomes similar to nut/coconut butter.
  • Add the cacao powder, and blend.
  • Once you think it is ready- slowly add the raisins, and pulsate. I like having some chunks of raisins in mine.
  • Take the β€œbatter” and press it down in a glass container.
  • Put in the fridge to harden.

Coconut Vanilla Frosting


  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut or 1 cup of coconut butter
  • 2 dates
  • 1-2 Tbsp of vanilla flavor you can use extract, but I would use less
  • 2-4 Tbsp of coconut water or just water


  • Blend the coconut in your food processor until it resembles coconut butter.
  • Add the dates and vanilla flavor, and combine well.
  • Slowly add the water until your desired consistency.

Once the batter has harden, spread the coconut vanilla frosting on top and place in the fridge. I am sure my Cashew Cream Frosting would also go great on these squares!

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Reader Interactions


  1. MG says

    Woah! These look good. Think I’ll try them today. I have everything I need. Thanks Steph!!

  2. six sisters says

    These look delicious! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

  3. Laureen @Fox in the Kitchen says

    I love chocolate and coconut! These no-bake bars sure sound and look good. Adding this recipe to my Must Make list for those hot summer days when I want a treat but don’t want to heat up the oven.

  4. Michelle says

    These look absolutely devine!! and I love the fact that I don’t have to use the oven. The only nuts I can have though are pecans and walnuts, could I replace that in here?…

    • Good Girl Gone Green says

      I would say yes to subbing for pecan and walnuts! When I don’t have a certain nut for a recipe I always switch it up! Many raw recipes actually use walnuts and pecans as the main ingredients for a pie crust so i am sure it will taste great as well! πŸ™‚

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