No Bake Coconut Crack Bars (Paleo, Gluten Free)

These no-bake coconut crack bars taste like candy bar filling. As an added bonus, they are also paleo and gluten-free! They are also only four ingredients.
stacks of no bake coconut crack bars

This is an easy dessert recipe perfect for Easter, Halloween, or really any time of year. If you enjoy eating mound bars or love coconut, I think you’ll like these easy coconut bars.

The first time I made them, I made them without any chocolate. They tasted great, just like the center of a coconut candy bar. The second time, I decided to drizzle some chocolate over them, which really makes them taste like candy bars.
Overhead picture of no bake coconut crack bars
These bars are prepared in a food processor. Then you freeze to set. And that’s it! Homemade coconut bars ready in about one hour.
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Ingredient Tips

  • There are many styles of shredded coconut out there, but I found that the finely shredded one works best. I bought this brand via Amazon.*  If you use coconut flakes or larger shreds, the bars don’t stick together as well and will crumble more.
  • Make sure you use unsweetened coconut, otherwise your bars will be way too sweet!
  • The chocolate drizzle on top is optional. I melted some dark chocolate and drizzled it on top of the bars. If you find that your melted dark chocolate is too thick to drizzle, you can thin it out slightly with a little bit of melted coconut oil. I don’t recommend melting chocolate chips to drizzle over the bars as chocolate chips don’t melt as well.

Make sure to keep uneaten bars stored in the fridge or freezer.

*Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
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Coconut Crack Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 bars
No-bake bars that taste like candy bar filling.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut approx 260 grams (see note)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate melted (optional see note)

Directions:

  1. Add coconut, maple syrup, water and coconut oil to a food processor. Blend on high speed until everything is evenly mixed.
  2. Line an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread coconut mixture evenly into lined pan. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the coconut mixture and use your fingers and hands to press and smooth surface. Peel off the top layer of parchment paper.
  3. Place pan in the freezer for about 1 hour to set. If drizzling with chocolate, drizzle the melted chocolate over the bars immediately after you remove bars from the freezer. The chocolate should set right away since the bars are still cold. Slice bars and serve. Keep any remaining uneaten bars in the fridge or freezer.

Notes:

There are many styles of shredded coconut out there, but I found that the finely shredded one works best. If you use coconut flakes or larger shreds, the bars don't stick together as well and will crumble more. I use this brand from Amazon.

If you find that your melted dark chocolate is too thick to drizzle, you can thin it out slightly with a little bit of melted coconut oil (about 1-2 tsp). I don't recommend melting chocolate chips to drizzle over the bars as chocolate chips don't melt as well.

*Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Crack Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 142mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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No Bake Coconut Crack Bars. Just 4 ingredients and they are also paleo, gluten free and vegan. These bars taste like coconut candy bar filling.

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