Homemade chocolate coconut chew bars

homemade chocolate coconut chew larabar | roxanashomebaking.com

We’re a family of three but we all have different choices.

I’m a chocolate girl all the way and my favorite larabar is by far the Chocolate Chip Brownie Bar followed shortly by Chocolate Coconut Bars.

Hubby is a peanut butter addict (I swear he could live on peanut butter sandwiches) so his favorite larabar is Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar and Peanut Butter Cookie Bar.

And my little lady bug is in between. She loves all kind of bars as long as they don’t have big pieces of nuts in them.

I’ve made a while back another version of the Chocolate Coconut Larabar which I ended up eating almost all all by myself (no, no, no I wasn’t complaining)

This time I switched things a little bit and chopped the nuts a little smaller so my little lady bug could snack on them during the day. The bars are gluten free, vegan with no added sugar.

If you prefer a bar that has bigger nut pieces add the almonds and walnuts at the end and pulse just until the nuts are chopped the desired size.

homemade chocolate coconut chew larabar | roxanashomebaking.com

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Chocolate coconut chew larabar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: one 7X7 pan

Chocolate coconut chew larabar

Chocolate coconut larabars - so easy to make you won't go back to store bought ones. Naturally gluten free, vegan and no added sugar

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (410 grams) pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup (35 grams) whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. In a food processor add the dates and pulse until finely chopped and they start to form a ball.
  2. Add the almond and nuts and pulse few more times until the nuts are chopped.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and coconut and pulse until the mixture comes together in a ball.
  4. Take the date-nut mixture out and spread it evenly in a 7X7 baking pan lined with plastic foil.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate for few hours before cutting into bars.
  6. Enjoy
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Comments

  1. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    I’m lovin’ your larabars, Roxana!!! Each one gets better than the one before! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

  2. says

    You’re chocolate. Husband is peanut butter. Together, it’s perfect – a wonderful marriage of two different flavours that work well together :) Sounds a little like life?

  3. Lisa says

    These larabars look and sound sensational! I can’t believe how healthy they are! I need a crate of these! I’ll have a ‘pink post for breast cancer up on the 27th..I’ll definitely add it :) I love that you’re doing this!

    • says

      You can wrap them individually and place them in the fridge or even better in the freezer. They should last at least a few month.
      As for the serving size, just one bar

      Roxana

  4. Tia says

    I really messed this one up. When I made this I was amaze at how much my ninja struggled with the medjool dates it wasn’t until I was eating a piece and almost broke my tooth on what I thought was a poorly processed almond that I realized that the package of date was not pitted. I am afraid I will have to throw the bars out, how disappointing because they taste really good. Oh well I will have to try again when I find medjool dates again and this time I will check to see if they are pitted. Could I use plain old dates for this? Most recipes like this specify medjool dates because they hold together better but I have a hard time finding them.

    • says

      Hi Tia,
      I use whatever pitted dates I find. They’re going to be placed in the food processor anyhow. Wish you better luck next time :)

      Roxana

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