Healthy Chocolate Coconut Bars

After the overwhelming response I got following the delicious chocolate avocado cake recipe I posted, we have found another healthy dessert to satisfy your chocolate cravings – chocolate coconut bars! And once again, this comes with the seal of approval from my trainer Luka so it’s basically guilt-free too (you’re welcome). It’s a hard job trying all of these recipes but someone’s got to do it!

The bars are a mixture between rocky road and tiffin cake and I’m utterly obsessed. It’s all natural, low-carb, gluten free and is also no-bake so you hardly have to wait at all before you can dig right in!

Of course, I am no chef so this recipe is from primaverakitchen.com – I highly recommend checking out some more of their treats, many of which are tailored to specific diets.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup 100% pure peanut butter

1 ¼ cups sugar-free chocolate chips

1 tablespoon natural sweetener or honey

½ cup unrefined coconut oil (in solid form as it will melt)

1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut (save some for the topping)

1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts

1 cup walnuts

1 cup unsalted roasted cashews, chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the peanut butter, chocolate, sweetener and coconut oil
  2. Heat it at 50% power for 1 minute
  3. Remove from the microwave and stir
  4. Return the bowl to the microwave and repeat, stopping to stir every 15 seconds until the mixture is completely melted
  5. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir until they are well-combined
  6. Pour in to an 8×8 inch removable bottom pan. Top with shredded coconut.
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. It takes about 4 hours.
  8. Slice in to square pieces, and store in the refrigerator.

And there you have it – easy! Let me know what else you’d like to see on my blog – comment below.