No Bake Coconut Bars
I love Larabars, I buy a lot of them (thank heavens for Costco) but the cost can add up. So I decided to whip out a few ingredients and make my own, and that’s how these no bake coconut bars came to be.
No Bake Coconut Bars
A few months ago I bought a detox eBook from Live Green Healthy. In it, she had this delicious recipe for raw brownies that had the base of dates, walnuts, and almonds. I whipped up many batches of that recipe and my son and I enjoyed each and every one. Since then I have used her recipe as a base and have created a few versions of my own.
These No Bake Coconut Bars are one of those versions.
When I wanted to create a Larabar, I immediately thought of the Apple Pie flavor, as it is my favorite, but I wasn’t sure if I should puree the apples or dehydrate them and then blend. I didn’t want to put a recipe out there that required much thought (my brain seems to have taken a vacation for the past few days) so I used the Coconut Cream Larabar (my second favorite) as inspiration.
All you have to do with Larabars is turn it over and read the ingredients. I had everything but the cashews, and I didn’t feel like using coconut oil so I went rogue and used Jenny’s base instead.
As you can tell from the above photo, I couldn’t take the photos fast enough. My toddler kept walking in and grabbing a bar, I had to get the shots as fast I could. I didn’t mind, they’re healthy and I like my son eating these treats.
Personally, I used my Vitamix for this recipe, you can check out my Vitamix review (and this one for the Vitamix 7500) and read the full details about this blender.
I highly recommend them (and the 7500 is better than the S30 for these kinds of recipes).
Recipes Using Coconut
- Coconut Chocolate Muffins
- Baked Apples with Coconut Cream
- Whole30 Strawberry Coconut Cashew Crumble
- Whole30 Coconut Cashew Bars
- Coconut Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Nanaimo Balls
- Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
- Thai Coconut Peanut Soup
Homemade Coconut Cream Lara Bar Copycat
No Bake Coconut Bars
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- Add all of the ingredients in your blender or food processor (I use a Vitamix) pulse/blend until incorporated.
- Press into a parchment paper lined 8x8 pan and let set in the fridge for a few hours.
- Divide into servings.
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These look yummy! I love no bake cookies.
These look and sound absolutely delicious!! 🙂 I may just have to make some 🙂
Oh, my! Randa, I will be pinning, sharing and making these!! YUM!
That sounds like a wonderful recipe!
I’ve never been a date or coconut fan, but these look super healthy!
These look delicious! I love that the ingredients are simple. Sometime when I read the ingredients on the protein bars I buy, I don’t recognize half the words!
Yay! More coconut no bake treats! Love these bars! They probably taste even better than Lara Bars. Pinned!
They`re amazing and fresh and light. Thanks for pinning 🙂
Those coconut bars look so good, the perfect recipe to try with the family!
These sound amazing. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
These look so good! I love that they are no bake. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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Those bars look so delicious. I pinned the recipe in my snack board and will try it soon. I’m sure my boys would love them. Thank you!
Thank you for pinning France. I hope you and your boys like them.
I found you on Fridgg.com! 🙂
I loooove Larabars too – I didn’t even know you could buy them at Costco! We got a membership there a few months ago and love it to pieces. This recipe looks fabulous! Pinning it now.
Thanks for stopping by Alysia! They’re so much cheaper at Costco. I believe I paid $16 for 48 (or maybe 60?) where as the grocery store is $9 for one box of 12.
These sound awesome! Thanks for sharing thgis recipe!
I love coconut. They look so delicious.
Thanks Debbie! It’s so good. I’ll be making these again really soon.
Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Merry Monday.
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This look so good! what a great healthy snack for the whole family!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?