Healthy No Bake Paleo Vegan Pineapple Coconut Bars made with just 4 ingredients and secretly low carb! This quick and easy no bake recipe is the perfect dessert or snack- It’s also keto, sugar free, low carb.
Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars
Growing up, pineapple coconut desserts were quite popular in my household. Mum would make these thick, chewy bars loaded with dried pineapple, coconut flakes and topped with a thick frosting. She’d also make these for potlucks, holiday events, and celebrations, and they’d always be a hit.
For such a delicious dessert, it’s very rare for me to find many pineapple/coconut recipes. There are a few similar to my mothers’ recipe, but most are elaborate and something to enjoy in moderation.
With the warmer weather already on the horizon, I’m all for more tropical desserts, especially those loaded with tropical fruits, like coconut and pineapple. I’m also all for sharing healthy versions of traditional desserts, so you can enjoy them every single day, like these healthy pineapple coconut crack bars.
Inspired by my original coconut crack bar recipe, I adapted it to add some pineapple magic to it. I also took on board some feedback and adjusted my base recipe to give it an even better texture.
These easy no bake pineapple coconut bars literally take 5 minutes to whip up. They also only need 4 ingredients! The hard part is waiting for the bars to firm up, but that is the beauty of freezers!
Keto and Low Carb Liquid Sweeteners
I often get asked what the best low carb sweetener for the keto diet is. When it comes to my recipes, I alternate between two kinds- A granulated low carb sweetener and a low carb liquid sweetener.
For these no bake bars, it calls for a sweetener of the liquid variety, so I use a monk fruit sweetened maple syrup. This is NOT the same as sugar-free syrups, so please do not attempt to use that instead.
100% Refined Sugar Free Sweeteners
For a paleo and vegan liquid sweetener, I alternate between the following below-
- 100% pure maple syrup
- Agave nectar
- Coconut Nectar
Brown rice syrup (or rice malt syrup) and honey can be used, but I find the former to be a little too sticky. The latter works really well but isn’t suitable for strict vegans.
Pineapple Extract VS Dried Pineapple
Depending on which option you choose, you’ll need to use either pineapple extract or dried pineapple.
Pineapple extract– Use this if you want these bars to be 100% sugar free, low carb and ketogenic friendly. It will provide the pineapple taste, without being overpowering. Be warned, this is the only pineapple extract I’ve tried- Other brands may differ and/or have added ingredients in them.
100% unsweetened pineapple– Use chopped, dried unsweetened pineapple for a delicious paleo vegan no bake bar. Just be sure to double check the ingredient list, as many brands included added sugar.
Alternatively, you can use a mix of dried pineapple and citrus, for the ultimate tropical pineapple coconut bar!
Make these healthy paleo vegan pineapple coconut crack bars, and enjoy an easy ketogenic dessert. 4 ingredients, 5 minutes, NO excuses!
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No Bake Paleo Vegan Pineapple Coconut Bars (Keto, Sugar Free)
- Line an 8x8-inch deep pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine all unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut oil and sticky sweetener, and heat until melted and the coconut has softened.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, before adding your pineapple extract. If using dried pineapple, add that here too. Pour the batter into the lined pan and press firmly in place. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
- Remove from fridge or freezer and allow to thaw slightly, before using a slightly moistened knife to cut into bars.