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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola Bars

A snack that’s simple, delicious, and packed with nutrition. This easy recipe for coconut almond granola bars is naturally sweetened and full of flavor. Options for baking or no-bake, too!

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min

stack of homemade coconut almond granola bars with dark chocolate

I bet you’re hungry. I mean, it’s been a week since I’ve given you a recipe!

I’m not back from vacation just yet so I’m going to keep this short and sweet; I have to enjoy my last day in the sunshine!

Before I go, we must discuss these granola bars. They’re simple, delicious, and full of good-for-you ingredients and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Plus they are incredibly easy to make!

collage of photos showing process to make homemade coconut almond granola bars

First we toast the coconut, oats, and almonds in the oven.

Then simply mix honey, almond butter, a little coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon in a saucepan to heat thoroughly. The wet ingredients are then added to the dry mixture and then tossed to combine. Easy!

homemade coconut almond granola bars

Now I prefer to bake these, but you don’t necessarily have to. I’ve provided directions for both in the recipe! Depending on which you choose you may end up with a chewy bar, or a slightly crunchier bar. Either way, they are delicious!

homemade coconut almond granola bars

I love the fact that these are naturally sweetened and full of flavor from the coconut and almonds. But dark chocolate on top? Yes, you really must!

It reminds me a little of an almond joy granola bar. I usually cut mine into mini bite size pieces to enjoy as a healthy treat between meals.

homemade coconut almond granola bars with dark chocolate

Alright I need to run! Enjoy these bars. I’ll be back with vacation pictures soon!

xoxo

homemade coconut almond granola bars with dark chocolate

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Salted Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Protein Candy Bars

Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars

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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Granola Bars, Snack
Keyword coconut almond granola bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Serves 16

A snack that’s simple, delicious, and packed with nutrition. This easy recipe for coconut almond granola bars is naturally sweetened and full of flavor. Options for baking or no-bake, too!

Ingredients

  • 2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced or coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey (agave, brown rice syrup or maple syrup, if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ounces quality dark chocolate, cut into small pieces (vegan, if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, and coconut. Spread on a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add honey, coconut oil, almond butter, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla to a medium sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat until warm and coconut oil is melted. 

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well to combine and coat the oat/almond/coconut mixture.

  5. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and press firmly down to pack bars tightly and ensure they stick together. The harder you press, the more they will stick together -- so press them in very firmly.

  6. No bake method: Place pan in fridge for 20 minutes or until firm. I love the no bake method!
  7. You can also bake these if you like crunchy bars: Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm, then remove from oven and keep at room temperature to cool. Don't bake longer or they will become very hard.

  8. To make chocolate: melt chocolate in double boiler or in a medium heatproof bowl over simmering water. You can also microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Once melted and smooth in consistency, spread evenly over bars. Allow chocolate to cool and harden at room temperature, then cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to mix and match add-ins as desired. You can use dried fruit or different nuts. Get crazy!

Nutrition
Servings: 16 bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 205kcal
Fat: 13g
Carbohydrates: 21.5g
Fiber: 3.4g
Sugar: 11.3g
Protein: 5g

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