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Chocolate Coconut Bars

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 โ€œbatterโ€ and press it down in a glass container.
  • Put in the fridge to harden.

Coconut Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 hardened, 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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Comments

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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