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Almond Butter Chocolate Coconut Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This recipe is really simple, friends. No baking required and you will only need eight easy-to-find ingredients! These almond butter chocolate coconut bars are texturally amazing: chewy, creamy, and crunchy. They are a great way to fulfill your cravings for baked goods without having to sweat over the stove.

Almond Butter Chocolate Coconut Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

336

Serves

9 bars

Cook Time

40

Ingredients

For the Bottom Layer:

  • 1/2 cup tightly packed pitted Medjool dates (about 6 large ones)
  • 2/3 cup almonds (raw or roasted)
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao/carob)

For the Middle Layer:

  • 3/4 cup natural almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

For the Top Layer:

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, add the almond, oats, and cocoa. Pulse until well broken up.
  2. Then add in the pitted (soaked if necessary) dates and pulse to break it all up and then blend until it forms a chunk on one side of the food processor.
  3. Line a 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and pour the mixture in there. Use your hands to push down and evenly spread along the bottom. Optional: get another piece of parchment paper and lay it over the top, use a cup with a flat bottom to push down and make this layer more even.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the middle layer and spread it evenly over the chewy bottom layer.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and evenly spread over the top. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in freezer for about 1 month.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 3023 | Total Carbs: 268 g | Total Fat: 212 g | Total Protein: 81 g | Total Sodium: 12 g | Total Sugar: 177 g

Per Serving: Calories: 336 | Carbs: 30 g | Fat: 24 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Sugar: 20 g

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Easy, delicious vegan sweets and snacks that bring happiness, health, balance, and freedom in the kitchen. Hey, I'm Michele! Vegan food blogger over at TwoRaspberries where I take all things yummy and make them vegan!  I live for happiness, health, balance and freedom in life. I live in MN with my fiance Nick and our two puppies.  I love my salads and my cookies so you'll be sure to find something you love! Come have fun in the kitchen with me and let's make some delicious vegan creations!


 

 

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