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stack of homemade coconut almond granola bars with dark chocolate

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!

Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Granola Bars, Snack
Keyword coconut almond granola bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 205 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

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 Facts
No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 21.5g7%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 11.3g13%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.