Gluten free No bake dark chocolate and coconut bars

Ok my fellow friends, what can I say about these beauties? Plain and simple, you just need these chocolate and coconut bars in your life. These bars are out of this world. On top of that they are no bake and super easy to put together.

I think I am going to be making these for time to come and I thought it was urgent for me to share and post these chocolate bars ASAP.

I have been looking for some no bake quick fix desserts for when we go away to our mountain condo, and these for sure fit the bill. Now I have a mini collection of some sensational no bake recipes that actually involve chocolate :-) I am a happy girl!!

By the way, if any of my readers is interested in staying in our condo on the Appalachian mountains in TN let me know. It is brand new and we are renting it per day :-) Here is the link It looks better though becuase we have made some changes to it. You will be able to see the new pictures in about 3 weeks.

Anyhow, there is not much I can elaborate on these chocolate bars. Just make sure you keep them in the fridge because with the coconut oil at room temperature they tend to get a bit soft. If you like them soft there is nothing wrong with that. I prefer them a bit more consistent to the touch so I keep them in the fridge.

Go and make these bars quick. Trust me, your family will love you for it!!


These chocolate and coconut bars are out of this world so I hope you get to try them soon!!


No bake dark chocolate and coconut bars

Yield: 20 bars


1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil (unrefined is important here for the coconut flavor)
2 cups gluten free rolled oats (not instant oats)
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/4 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/3 cup toasted coconut for topping (optional)



Melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a medium size saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently as the mixture melts. When it has melted, add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until they have melted. About a minute or so.

Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.

Pour into an 8x8 pan. Top with toasted coconut. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, at least 3-4 hours, and slice into 1"-2" square pieces.

Store in the refrigerator.

Adapted from barefeet in the kitchen

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 20 bars.

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  1. 4 Ingredients. Chocolate. Cookies. Almond Butter.

    You’ve just hit the nail on the head with a winning recipe! Thanks Miryam!

  2. We make something similar to this called “raggedy robins” in our house. I say we, but I mean my husband who isn’t a baker by any means, so this recipe is right up his alley. Thanks for the change up!

  3. I love recipes that calls for small amount of ingredients!! This looks fabulous, my dear ;-)

  4. Hi Miryam.

    Is there an alternative for coconut oil? I plan on doing this on weekend. The pictures itself taste yummy.

  5. Thanks. They are so delicious. I make them for my daughter and she doesn’t like almond butter but she live the cookies. I also make them in my job at the fire station; at the beginning the guys gave me so a hard time, they told is not way they will taste that. When they were done, they were gone in a short time. Love them.

  6. Hi Miryam.
    Is there an alternative for coconut oil? 
    i Cant found in Argentina You can use coconut milk or coconut cream and if you are not dairy free heavy cream. I hope this helps!

    • If you can’t find coconut oil you can use butter, coconut oil and coconut cream as well as heavy cream won’t work. You need the oil to be ale to solidify for the cookies to work. I hope this helps!

  7. Yum! Love the ingredients and simplicity, I think I’ll definitely add coconut too. Well, I pretty much have my weekend planned out now ;) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi, these cookies were yummy. Mine were a little sloppy. Wondering if I should have measured the coconut oil 1/3 cup in meltrd form instead measuring a solid? Advice appreciated.

    • I don’t think that would matter, perhaps adding a tad bit more rolled oats would help out? I have to make this recipe again soon so I will be watching the coconut oil amt and see if 1/3 cup is good enough. Sorry they didn’t turn out as expected!

  9. They sound and look so good! Do you think they would work as a peanut butter option? I’m craving a lot of that with chocolate at the moment :-)

  10. They look so good!!! Love baking but sometimes no bake sounds so easy and fun…. need to try these with peanut butter (my fetish!!). Can I substitute butter for the coconut oil?

  11. What is nut-free substitute for the almond butter? Could I use really dark chocolate and honey instead? Extra coconut oil?

  12. How do you store them and how long do they last? Thank you!

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