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5 from 2 votes

Coconut Candy Bars

These chocolate coconut candy bars are a delightful treat made from nutritious ingredients. They're gluten-free and so easy to make.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 199kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or high powered blender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (approximately 100g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Break the dark chocolate into pieces (or roughly chop it) then add it to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate by microwaving it on high power at 20 second increments, stirring it every 20 seconds until it is melted, then set it aside to cool.
  • Add the unsweetened shredded coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor or high powered blender.
  • Process until a sticky, dough-like texture is a achieved (this should take a minute or two).
  • Remove the coconut "dough" from the food processor and divide it into roughly 8 portions.
  • Use your hands to form that mixture into bar shapes.
  • Dip a bar in the melted chocolate, ensuring all sides are well coated in chocolate, then place it on a piece of parchment paper on a plate (I like to use two forks to dip the bars in the melted chocolate and allow any extra chocolate to drip back into the bowl). Repeat with the rest of the bars.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate coating to harden before serving.

Notes

  • Store these coconut candy bars in the fridge for up to seven days.
  • Optional addition: add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated lime zest or orange zest to the food processor before blending up the coconut mixture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg