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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe

How many of you remember the amazing recipe I posted from the amazing Kara Swanson a few months back?  Because I am a dud at coming up with recipes, and can’t stop eating her loaded sweet potato recipe, she was kind enough to share another amazing one with you all and let me tell you THEY ARE AMAZING!! Below you will find Kara’s No-bake Chocolate Coconut Bars recipe, and I hope you enjoy!

Also if you check out my Instagram this week you will see a giveaway for her amazing meal plan! We have been using it for the past week and I feel amazing, so be sure to enter!!

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

If you’re anything like me and your love for chocolate runs deep into your veins then you are going to L O V E this recipe. Yes, as a nutritionist, I love all the things chocolate and have it every.single.day. It won’t ever not be a part of my life.

But instead of sugary treats I love making healthier options that satisfy my cravings for sweets but don’t leave me feeling icky after.

Which is why I’m so excited to share this No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars recipe. They are the perfect after dinner treat or you can add some protein for a post workout snack. Whip up a batch for your next BBQ or Friday game night with friends. It’s a crowd pleaser and one that I make over and over when entertaining.

But I’m warning you, it will be so hard not to eat the entire pan. However, I wouldn’t judge if you did because I have come pretty close to doing that myself. Just call me the dessert queen over here. Proof you can still be healthy while eating your favorite foods. Not that you should overeat desserts – I don’t recommend overeating no matter how healthy the dessert may be.

These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars are packed with chocolate, coconut, peanut butter and just the right sweetness. They are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free but definitely do not lack flavor.

I love using honey as a healthier alternative because it doesn’t cause a spike in your blood sugar levels like regular white sugar. It’s one of my go-to choices for a sweetener when baking.

If you’re looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthier way or need something for your next party, this recipe is for you.

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe

Coconut Oatmeal Bars:

1 cup gluten-free oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1⁄4 cup almond flour
1 serving of your favorite protein chocolate protein powder {optional} 1⁄4 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Topping:

1⁄2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut flakes, almond flour and protein powder, salt, and vanilla.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl or on the stove top, combine honey and peanut butter. Melt the honey and peanut butter until smooth.
3. Add the honey and peanut butter to dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Spread into an 8 x 8 dish and set aside.

5. For the topping, melt the chocolate chips and spread or drizzle over the bars. Place the bars in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened.6. Cut and serve at room temperature or cold. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container.

If you are looking for more healthy recipes that your whole family will love and that will help you lose weight and stay on track with your nutrition…check out my 4-Week Meal Plan.

It’s full of easy + simple + delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and of course desserts. AND each week comes with a full grocery list so all you have to do is go shopping! Let my meal plan take the stress out of eating healthy.

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