No bake coconut bars

These no-bake coconut bars are the easy healthy version of your favorite bounty – or almond joy – candy bars with no refined sugar.  A 5-ingredient no-bake vegan dessert with a melt-in-your-mouth coconut layer topped with crunchy dark chocolate.

No bake coconut bars

Coconut lovers this is for you? if you love bounty candy bars or almond joy bars but you are looking for a healthier version of your favorite treat, this vegan dessert recipe is for you!

How to make no-bake coconut bars?

No-bake coconut bars are very easy, raw, vegan desserts that you can make with only 5 ingredients and a food processor. All you need to make them are 5 simple pantry ingredients:

  • Unsweetened dessicated coconut – you can also use shredded coconut or coconut chips but it would take you longer to process them into a sticky coconut batter
  • Melted coconut oil – unrefined or refined. You need to use coconut oil because it’s the only oil that solidify at room temperature. Consequently, it holds ingredients together without baking
  • Maple syrup – or any other liquid sweetener. The best natural options are agave syrup, brown rice syrup or coconut nectar
  • Dark chocolate – I am using 85% dark chocolate, it’s vegan as it doesn’t contains milk or dairy. You can also use any other vegan chocolate you like, anything with more than 70% cocoa is lower in sugar

easy no bake coconut bars

How to make no bake almond joy bars?

If you are an almond joy lover, you can easily turn these no-bake coconut bars into almond joy bars. In fact, all you have to do is to add 16 almonds, one on top of each of the 16 coconut bars, to add the lovely almond crunch!

no bake almond joy bars

Can I freeze no-bake desserts?

Yes, you can freeze any no-bake dessert including this one. I recommend freezing the bars individually, this way you can defrost them one by one. The best way to freeze them is in an airtight box. Place a piece of baking paper between each square, this will prevent them from sticking together.

No bake almond joy cookies

More no-bake vegan desserts

No-bake vegan desserts are easy nourishing desserts that everyone loves. I recommend you also try:

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Easy No bake almond joy bars

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No bake coconut bars

An easy 5-ingredient no-bake vegan dessert to fix your bounty candy bar craving with wholesome ingredients
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: no bake coconut bars, no bake desserts, no bake snack, vegan snack
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Carine
4.8 from 25 votes


  • 2 1/3 cup Desiccated coconut - (250g)
  • 3 tablespoon Maple syrup - or liquid sweetener of your choice like agave syrup, rice syrup or coconut nectar (45ml)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut milk - canned, unsweetened, light or full fat (80ml)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil - (60ml) melted

Chocolate layer

  • 4.2 oz Vegan dark chocolate - - I used 85 % cocoa chocolate (120g)
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil - (15 ml)


  • In a food processor with the S blade attachment, add all the ingredients: unsweetened coconut, maple syrup, unsweetened coconut milk and melted coconut, Order doesn't matter.
  • Blend on high speed until all ingredients come together and form a sticky batter. It could take up to 1 minute. You may have to stop the food processor, scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula and repeat until the coconut sticks to all ingredients. If it too dry, this may happen if you used thicker coconut (shredded/chips) add 1 extra tablespoon of coconut milk.
  • Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Spread the coconut batter evenly in the tray, using your hands or a spatula to press firmly the batter all over the bottom of the tray. If you want to make almond joy bars, simply press 16 raw almonds, one per square you will cut.
  • Freeze the tray for 10 minutes.
  • In another bowl, add dark chocolate pieces and coconut oil.
  • Melt, either in the microawve or bain marie.
  • Remove tray from the freezer, pour the melted chocolate on top of the coconut bar, using a spatula to evenly spread the melted chocolate.
  • Freeze again 5-10 minutes to set the chocolate layer.
  • Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 bars of same size.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks or freeze for 3 months. Make sure you place a piece of parchment paper between each square to prevent them from sticking to each other when you want to unfrost them individually. Defrost at room temperature, it should take 30 -45 minutes


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Healthy No bake coconut bars

No bake coconut bars


Reader Interactions


  1. Max

    Combien y a t’ il de calorie pour 100gr svp ? Car vous indiquez 183 calorie pour une barre mais tout dépends du poids de la barre ?

    • Carine

      Les informations nutritionnel sont donnees pour 1 barre, vous avez la taille du plat et le plat se divise en 16 barres. Par consequent, avec ces informations vous n’avez pas besoin de peser la barre

  2. Karyna

    5 stars
    I have cooked these coconut bars twice already and this is my favourite recipe of all!
    Thank you so much for sharing this heavenly tasty sweet. I love all your recipes!

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