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Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars

If a chocolate fudge brownie fell in love with a Mounds candy bar, you’d get this:

coconut brownie bars


Ultra fudgy unbaked chocolate brownie bars, with an easy “2 ingredient” coconut frosting.

● Vegan

● Gluten-Free

● Soy-Free

● Raw & Paleo

● No Added Sugar

raw brownie batter

coconut bars recipe


Just throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and turn it on high. Press the resulting crumbly dough into a pan lined with parchment paper, cover with the coconut frosting, and refrigerate to set.

The recipe is adapted from my popular No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars, and just like with the peanut butter version, these wholesome brownie snack bars can be made without an oven.

The finished brownie bars need no refrigeration and are great for packing into a lunchbox!


Aside from the salt and vanilla extract, I got every single ingredient in the recipe from

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Coconut Brownie Bars - Ingredients: 6 tbsp cocoa powder, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/4 cup... Full recipe: @choccoveredkt


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Chocolate Coconut Brownie Bars

Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 25-30 bars
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  • 6 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


Process all ingredients—either with or without the chocolate chips—in a high-quality food processor until fine crumbles form. Stir in chocolate chips if you didn’t add them earlier. Grease an 8-inch pan or line with parchment or wax paper. Transfer the dough to the pan, and press down as firmly as you can to evenly distribute.

Coconut Frosting:

Stir 1/2 cup softened coconut butter with stevia or powdered sugar to taste. (Very gently heat your coconut butter to get it soft – If it’s still not softening, stir in some melted virgin coconut oil.) Spread on top of the bars, then sprinkle on 3-4 tbsp shredded coconut if desired, and press down. Refrigerate 10 minutes or so to harden the frosting. The brownies can either be refrigerated (or frozen) or left out at room temperature. If you live in a super-hot climate, I’d recommend refrigerating so the frosting doesn’t get melty.

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Published on September 1, 2016

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  1. Janine says

    Walnuts and coconut in one treat together? I never tried that out hon. Need to check if ist good. Lovely post by the way. I Need to add more treats to my blog as well. Yours are full of them :o)

  2. Alanna says

    These look so good! I haven’t had nearly enough time to play in my kitchen lately, but I just ordered some goodies from (thanks, Katie!) and hopefully those will inspire me to make some new recipes!

    • A H says

      Katie has a recipe for raw chocolate chips in her cookbook. Or there are many brands at stores that are sugar-free, such as Lily’s.

  3. Kathryn says

    I can’t wait to try these! I bought some dates and coconut (among a few other goodies…) from, so I’ll make them as soon as my order arrives. Thanks for the deal!

  4. Allison says

    Thank you so much for the sure recommendation. I am constantly seeing recipes on your blog and many of the other healthy blogs I follow that call for ingredients I don’t have and have sometimes never even heard of, many times they’re not even available at whole foods. So thanks for the link, and the brownies also look really divine.

  5. Tara says

    These were absolutely AMAZING! I have made quite a few of your tasty dishes, you always keep me coming back to your site. Thank you!

  6. SkinnyMe says

    i made this as instructed and it turned out PERFECT! Thanks so much for another great recipe. I have so many dietary restrictions as i continue my journey to health and this recipe made me feel like i could enjoy some dessert today and feel a little bit more ‘normal’.

  7. Taylor says

    Coconut chocolate brownie is one of my favorite recipe for brownies. Brownies are not hard to make … just make sure you follow the recipe step by step.

  8. Vanessa Cassani says

    When I was a child, my family would like to go to Cici’s and I would love to eat those powdered brownies they always served. Reading this recipe and looking at the amazing pictures reminded me of that memory. Being vegan now, I don’t eat them but was wondering if you ever tried making such a kind?

  9. Catherine says

    I would like to make this recipe but the Sue Smith 22 may 2017 comment mentioned that the liquid ingredients were missing and referred to a no bake Brownie recipe.No one else made reference to this in the comment section. Should recipe be made as is or should it have liquid ingredients and if so could you give recipe. Thank you for your reply.

  10. Joni says

    I bought a package of date paste at a specialty market and i wondered how/if I could use it to make these brownies.

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