5 Minute chocolate coconut crunch bars are so quick, easy and healthy to make, they are the ultimate paleo vegan snack or dessert to enjoy anytime! An easy keto and low carb no bake recipe using shredded coconut and sugar free chocolate! Ketogenic, gluten free, grain free, sugar free.
It literally uses just 6 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to whip up. I’m also a huge fan of other crunch bars, like these kit kat crunch bars and these peanut butter bars.
HOMEMADE PALEO VEGAN CHOCOLATE COCONUT BARS
You guys wanted healthy recipes using shredded coconut so I’m here to deliver, with this recipe for healthy chocolate coconut bars!
Unsweetened shredded coconut, chocolate, peanut butter, coconut oil and pure maple syrup is all you’ll need to enjoy this low carb chocolate recipe!
While it is technically considered to be a healthy keto friendly dessert, I would be one to advocate it being considered an everyday snack as well.
Whenever I have a gathering, event, party or a pot-luck to attend, homemade crunch bars have become my standard recipe. Initially, I would use my paleo chocolate coconut bars recipe, but these have taken first place- There is just something about the combination of chocolate, coconut and some added crunch which takes it up a notch!
Recently, I shared a keto crunch bar recipe, but this one is a little bit different. Instead of loading up on nuts, we are focusing on unsweetened shredded coconut, along with some seeds for the crunch factor.
ALTERNATIVES TO SHREDDED COCONUT
- Crunchy cereal ideas- Rice crispy cereal, Chex cereal or gluten-free cereal.
- Grains- Rolled oats and quinoa flakes can add a delicious chewy texture.
- Nuts and seeds- Healthy fats for satiety and added crunch
- Unsweetened dried fruit- To amp up the sweetness, or add a mix of sweet and tart
- Combination- Use a combination of all of the above
PEANUT-FREE SPREADS AND NUT-BUTTERS
Peanut butter is considered low carb, vegan and ketogenic friendly. However, it isn’t paleo. For those following a strict paleo or peanut-free diet, the options below are all fantastic alternatives.
- Peanut-Free Nut Butters- I prefer using almond butter or cashew butter, as they are both mild in flavor and mix very well.
- Nut-Free Spreads- Sunflower seed butter, wow butter and tahini can all be used. Be wary that tahini can be slightly bitter and be overpowering in taste.
THE BEST HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIPS
More and more store-bought chocolate chips are diet friendly, and I’m happy to say I’ve tried out a bunch of them. As such, here are your best dietary friendly chocolate chips to use-
- Keto, low carb, and sugar free chocolate chips- These chocolate chips are stevia sweetened and suitable for a ketogenic diet. They melt beautifully and do not have a bitter aftertaste.
- Paleo, vegan and dairy free chocolate chips- Mini chips, baking morsels, and chunks.
For a quick and easy snack or dessert, these homemade chocolate coconut crunch bars need to happen. Not only are they seriously addictive and better than store-bought candy bars, they satisfy the sweet tooth, guilt-free!
More delicious healthy ketogenic vegan recipes? Gotcha covered!
- No Bake Lemon Coconut Crack Bars
- Flourless Keto Chocolate Cookies
- Thick Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- No Bake Coconut Bites
- 3 Ingredient Flourless Cookies
Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Crunch Bars (Keto, Low Carb)
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips of choice I used stevia sweetened chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter can use any nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice * See notes
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups nuts or seeds of choice
- Line an 8 x 8-inch tray or pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your chocolate chips of choice, peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice), sticky sweetener and coconut oil. Melt until combined.
- Add your shredded unsweetened coconut and nuts/seeds and mix until fully combined. Pour your mixture into the lined pan and spread out evenly, using a spatula. Refrigerate until firm.
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I’m type I diabetic, what can I use for the “sticky sweetener” in your recipe? The sugar free chocolate chips are great! Thanks for all of your recipes!!!! Love them!!
Hi, you could try a sugar free syrup linked, but please consult a medical professional if you are after diabetic friendly recipes, or if this is suitable for you 🙂
Just curious why not sugar free syrup the one I have has malitol not sucralose
It doesn’t have the same consistency of real syrup
The mini chocolate chips you suggest are 8 net carbs per tablespoon. That’s a ton of carbs. I’ll figure out an alternative with lots less.
Go for it!
There’s something about the combination of chocolate and coconut that is absolutely amazing. I actually prefer pairing coconut with something rather than just having it on its own! These chocolate coconut crunch bars would probably be perfect for a midnight snack! Do you know if you can use dark chocolate squares rather than chocolate chips?
Looks absolutely delicious and so easy! Coconut and chocolate is such a delicious combo!
In the bars pictured, did you add 1.5C seeds/nuts in addition to the peanut butter? If so, what did you add? Thanks!
Hi, I added everything in the recipe card- There’s lots of coconut in there.
You are so very very talented and an inspiration to us all! ?
That is very sweet of you!
We cannot buy monk fruit sweetened syrup in Ontario Canada Do you have another idea on what to use
I’ve only tried that, sorry!
These are fabulous! And so easy! We’ve been keto for a year now, and loving it. Just found your website last week, and this is the first of your recipes I have tried. Excellent! Thanks! =)
So glad to have you here! 🙂
Can I ask what kind of keto friendly sticky sweetener you used, gjeanieg?
Choc zero syrup 🙂
what did you use for the other 1 1/2 cup nuts or seeds?
Where can I get the unsweetened coconut? I mean find it sweetened everywhere, or do I need to buy a fresh coconut and go thru all the NOT so fun course to breaking into it and opening the thing like tryingvto get into a secure bank vault?
Will the Chocolate Nibs, sugarfree yet sweetened?
And will Yucon syrup work for the sticky sweet?, it is naturally sweetened? Great for keto diet!
Your help and answers would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks and great websit, love finding such easy, yummy treats great even if not dieting.
Hi there, I’ve linked to them all.
Haven’t used chocolate nibs, they don’t tend to melt. Haven’t tried yacon syrup either, feel free to experiment and see!