Coconut Bars

By abbeysue

A dense and tasty bar chock-full of coconut. A little goes a long way!

Coconut Bars
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. In a small saucepan combine coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Cook, stirring, over low heat, about 5 minutes, or until the shredded coconut has softened and absorbed some of the oil. Remove from heat, and add stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Firmly pack the mixture down, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Cut into bars.

  2. If the coconut bars stick in the pan, place the pan in a shallow dish of hot water for a minute, and it will loosen, and come out.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 128
Carbohydrates - 2.5g
Total Fat - 13.5g
Protein - 0g
Sodium - 89mg
Fiber - 0.5g

coconut paleo dessert gluten free dairy free low carb no bake

5 replies

Cdixon17 2017-07-27 07:26:50 -0500 Report

Try Honey it is said that it is a better sugar substitute and it really brings out the natural sweetness of the coconut

ohneclue 2016-07-02 19:49:23 -0500 Report

Agave is pure fructose which is turned into blood lipids by the liver into triglycerides and LDL-b so it is NOT safer or better!! It's part of the basic sugars are the cause of heart disease scenario. Just use whatever sugar sub you are used to and like or don't use any sugar at all. Coconut tastes pretty sweet as it is. .

Low Carb Liz
Low Carb Liz 2016-04-01 12:32:11 -0500 Report

instead of maple syrup maybe agave but only 2 T shouldn't be a problem but I can't speak for someone else. My husband really like coconut cake so he should like these too.