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No-Bake Coconut Bars

4.95 from 104 votes

These no-bake coconut bars are completely irresistible – and you can make them in under 10 minutes!

COCONUT CRACK BARS - 1 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 cup... Full recipe: @choccoveredkt

As if I needed yet another addictive no-bake recipe on the blog.

Oh but one can never have enough no-bake recipes, right?

Especially when there is coconut involved.

You know what else one can never have enough of?

Obviously I would say chocolate.

The eleven different types of chocolate bars in my kitchen pantry attest to that. My roommate would say makeup, as her collection could stock three separate branches of Sephora.

My sister would probably say shoes. Although she might say nailpolish.

She really does have a lot of nailpolish.

Also try these: No Bake Coconut Bounty Bars


And one can never have enough coconut.

Except maybe my crazy boyfriend who just yesterday informed me that he doesnโ€™t like coconut.

I think I stared at him blankly for over five minutes, trying to comprehend that statement.

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5 Minute Coconut Crack Bars

You know, I also once dated a guy who didnโ€™t like chocolateโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜•

Fill in the Blank: One can never have enough ________.

Dishes? Scarves? Jars of peanut butter?

Iโ€™m also going to throw jeans and bathing suits onto my list, because even with all the ones I already own, I always want to buy more.

Oh, and puppiesโ€ฆ I canโ€™t go into Petsmart on adoption days for fear of taking home all the rescue puppies!

Easy No Bake Coconut Bars
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No-Bake Coconut Bars

These easy no-bake coconut bars can be made in under 10 minutes.
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 6 – 8 bars
5 from 104 votes


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (80g)
  • 1/4 cup agave or pure maple syrup, or 1/4 cup water and stevia to taste
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (For substitutions, see nutrition link below)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional mini chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (Mixing by hand will still taste good, but the bars will crumble.) Squish into any small container–I used a 7×5–and refrigerate for an hour before trying to cut. Or freeze for 15 minutes. Can be stored in the fridge or freezer, for at least a few weeks.
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Published on August 30, 2012

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  1. Katie A says

    Hi I love your blog!! I was just wondering if you had any books or cookbooks for someone who is new to the vegan lifestyle? Thanks so much!

  2. jaime @ sweet road says

    I am so glad you posted this. Nobody in my family loves coconut as much as I do, and most of my friends are sort of neutral to it. I don’t understand! I get jars of coconut cream (tropical traditions and nutiva are the best I’ve found) and eat it with a spoon! I guess coconut cream and coconut butter are the same thing… It’s just all the parts of the coconut (oil, meat, milk) blended together to make a peanut butter consistency. If you come across it you have to try it!

  3. Emma says

    Growing up in Australia we had a treat like this called Coconut Ice which I loooooooved. It was very, very sweet and coconutty and totally addictive. It was however, made with sweetened condensed milk so I haven’t had it since going vegan. Most definitely going to make some of this tonight – I’ll see if it’s a good substitute. Oddly enough we used to call it coconut crack too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Audrey @ Gluten-FreeVeganLove says

      @Emma — Reading through the comments, your condensed milk bit had me intrigued. I just made this recipe the other day and used vegan sweetened condensed milk, and it came out amazing! Thanks for the suggestion.

      And thanks @Katie for the original recipe too! This stuff is addictive.

      P.S. My husband hates coconut too. Go figure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Tanya @ Playful and hungry says

    One can never have enough Almond Butter. Or Mango. Both is delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oh, and my boyfriend doesn’t like coconut either. But sometimes he eats it when I prepare something and he doesn’t even notice. Same with bananas. He does like chocolate though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Tracy says

      You need to try the almond butters at Amazon. The flavors are Pecan Pie , Blueberry Cinnemon Bun, and Chocolate Chip…they are all amazing. I canโ€™ Buy them cuz I canโ€™t stop. Pecan Pie really does taste like the pie, it is super in a shake!

  5. Erin says

    I can’t wait to make these! I’m all out of maple syrup though. Have you tried them sweetened with honey? I’m impatient and think that I’m going to have to try these with honey ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for another fantastic recipe!

      • Michele says

        I just made these with honey – Yummy! And you weren’t kidding about calling them “crack!”

        Coconut oil is good for you!

    • Arcadia says

      I just made these today, and I used honey and they came out wonderful! I also added a scoop of vanilla muscle milk light and some slivered almonds to make it into a protein/breakfast bar. They are AMAZING ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. carolyn says

    You can never have enough eyeliner. I need to go buy more…
    But I have like 14 colors so far.
    Obsessive much? You don’t know the half of it.
    I will have to go try this… but I probably will need to use lowfat coconut for my parents to agree to making it.

  7. Kavli says

    Hmmm… these sound delicious. Mounds is one of my favorite candy bars so I’m sure I’ll love this. Where can I find unsweetened shredded coconut and virgin coconut oil? The baking aisle in my grocery store has sweetened shredded coconut. Thanks!

  8. Coco @ 358JewelryShop says

    This sounds great! Coconut is so yummy! I would really love to see a healthy version of those bars that are made out of cereal and corn syrup and topped with peanut butter and chocolate melted together! Do you know what I’m talking about? They are SOOOOOOOOOO good.

  9. Shannon says

    You know, the Coconut Crack Bars would be REALLY good, and look really pretty, too — with a little chocolate drizzled over the top of them!! Might have to give that a try!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes!!

  10. connie says

    did i miss a post someplace, i just read your cookbook? your putting out a cookbook? wow when? im so excited, all your recipes in one spot, cant wait to get that, will buy several so i can give out to friends, this will be the best cookbook ever, when do you think it will be coming out? ohhhhh we are have such amazing recipes, i am so glad you are going to put them out in a book…

  11. Barb says

    my boyfriend doesn’t like coconut either! while im not a HUGE coconut fan, I can’t imagine life without pina coladas ๐Ÿ™‚

    for him, I think it is a texture-thing, not a flavor-thing. I would totally make these chocolate-coconut by adding some cocoa powder. yum!

  12. jenny says

    When we started dating, my boyfriend said he didn’t like coconut or coffee. Two years later, he likes both! There’s hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lori Ann says

    Ummm why are the delectable little bites not dipped in chocolate?!?!? I have a whole tub of Tropical Traditions coconut just wating to meet its purpose in life…Yum!

  14. Janice says

    My hubby doesn’t like coconut either. That’s OK. More for me. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was experimenting a few months ago and ended up with something nearly identical to this, though I nested it between two layers of home made chocolate. Delish! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. connie says

    your cookbook isnt going to have blog recipes, well then i think you should do two cookbooks, one for the new recipes and one for the blog recipes, i know i can just come on here and search but would be so nice to have them all in one place and also love sharing your recipes, i always share your blog on my facebook, but dont know if alot of people spend time going thru blogs, yours is amazing, i hope my friends and family that i have shared your blog with actually read it, you have amazing recipes and i love your stories..thank you so much…

  16. Maija says

    I can’t believe you didn’t drizzle chocolate across them!
    I bet you could easily poke some almond pieces in there too.
    Almond J O Y !!!!

  17. Kelly says

    Coconut crack is right. This recipe is amazing. Mine never made it to the fridge. I ate the whole thing. Love the recipe.

  18. Nikki says

    Hi Katie! I love your blog! I am addicted to sweets and I am so glad there are things I can make, that I don’t have to feel guilty about! Thanks for your recipes. Question: Do you think these could travel in a car for an hour without getting yucky? I know you said they need to be refrigerated, but I was hoping they would make it to my destination. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Kaycee says

    Looks awesome! My husband loves coconut (but doesn’t like chocolate!) so I think these will be a hit! I always love your recipes! You got me started using coconut oil, and now I use it often when I cook and bake. Thanks!

  20. Elli says

    What about using coconut flour? It’s just really finely ground coconut flakes, right? I’m not so into the coconut flakes texture, too “waxy” for me. But if I used coconut flour..? I assume it would work because it is technically the same ingredient and would just soak up the liquid of the coconut oil and coconut sugar.. I think I might try this and see if it works out ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Shelly Moe says

    I got married last year and I love wedding cake. One day while we were driving around doing wedding preparation tasks my soon-to-be-hubby tells me only eats the cake at weddings to be polite. He really doesn’t like cake that much. What?!?! Like you, I think I stared at him for about 5 minutes while I tried to comprehend what he had just said. He had no plans to not have cake at the wedding (whew!), but what a shocking statement to make a month before the wedding!

  22. Erika says

    I want to try this recipe, but I don’t have any coconut oil. I do, however, have a tub of Earth Balance coconut oil spread; do you think it would work if I used that and melted it first?

  23. Steph says

    These are SO good! I’ve tried so many of your recipes, and not one has failed me! Please keep doing what you’re doing!

  24. Melissa says

    One can never have enough chubby-cheeked toddler kisses. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Or chocolate. Definitely chocolate. We made coconut milk chocolate ice cream last night and it’s taking everything I’ve got to not eat it for breakfast! LOL

    • Annie says

      Yeah but as Katie mentioned in a recent post, research has shown that dessert-style breakfasts can actually be healthy. So you would in fact be better off having the ice cream for breakfast than dessert. Besides, you need more calories at the beginng of the day than at the end.
      Don’t torture yourself needlessly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Jill Frank says

    Sad to say, but my hubby doesn’t like coconut either. I think it is a guy thing. I think I will have to add some chocolate to this, and maybe an almond? Can you say almond joy?? Thanks for posting.

  26. Sarah the official CCK drooler @RomneyRyan2012 says

    … shoes and dresses!!! EVIDENCE: visit my closet… and never come back. It’s a jungle in there.
    my bad.

  27. Danielle @ clean food creative fitness says

    I need to make these ASAP! I am a huge coconut fan and can’t get enough of it lately! Nothing better than a great big serving of healthy fats!

  28. Jennifer JCD says

    Hi Katie,

    It’s been ages since I’ve commented… it’s been a busy summer. I think ti’s great that you posted this recipe. I made these this morning, from my own very similar recipe, just before I saw this. We must be thinking alike! Anyway, just thought I would pop in to say hi and still think you are great!!

  29. Arleen says

    Coconut Crack! This is just awesome! On tomorrow’s menu.
    I can never get too many gummy bears. BJ’s sells 6 lb. bags but they never stick around my house for long!

  30. Saguna says

    Ah, these look lovely… There has been such a surge of coconut based recipes lately! I’m actually quite excited to try these with a bit of coconut whipped cream on top!

    One can never have enough recipes! One the reasons I am addicted to food blogs= I love trying new foods in new ways.

  31. Ame' says

    One can never get enough movies. I own over 800, thanks to my cousin who left me all his when he passed away (he was a professor of media history), so I always have something on hand to watch. I love movies!!!

  32. Heather says

    Just made these but used Coconut Water instead of the agave/maple syrup and added some cacao nibs to give them a little chocolate kick! Very yummy

  33. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says

    shoes. Never ever, will I have enough shoes.

    My mom doesn’t like coconut either – I will never understand it!

  34. Aimee says

    I think it would be even better if you dipped it in or drizzled your homemade chocolate on it.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Instant both! going to have to try as they are another yummy my brother WON”T eat.. and it’s great to have snacks that are all mine!

  35. laura says

    I’ve never really liked coconut either, but I’ve only ever had the sweetened fake stuff. Maybe if I had some unsweetened organic coconut I would like it.

  36. Mozzie says

    well, i noticed that many people say they don’t like coconut, meaning “i don’t like this hard-to-get-out-from-between-my-teeth-thing”. To many people coconut reminds of something dry and messy, which doesn’t allow them to fully enjoy the taste. now be careful, i have to confess – before i tried making your coconut butter fudge, i was one of such people as well.. try making your chocolate fudge for your friend, my hating-coconut friends tried it and they confessed that this is the only form of coconut they ever enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. India says

    I love coconut, bounties, water, milk, macaroons!
    Thought it was healthy but its so high in saturated fat, isn’t this the bad kind, I thought it was only in animal products x x x

  38. Darcie says

    Ooooh, I was in need of a good snack recipe to make with everything I already have. Perfect! I sort of want to halve the coconut and put some crispy brown rice cereal in. Maybe I’ll do both.

    And, one can never have too much fabric!

  39. Annie says

    I’d say jeans, shorts (love running), books (of course), chocolate (obviously!), and onions – as strange as that may sound. They’re actually my favorite vegetable. Which could account for my not being prone to infection.

  40. Angela says

    Uh…..You had me at “Hello”; you lost me at “I don’t like coconut!!” ๐Ÿ™ That’s crazy!! I LOVE coconut!!!! But I too get the up-turned nose when I mention a coconut cream pie for the work potluck! Or if I make (unhealthy) coconut cake for the quarterly birthday cake! So, I sympathize, but hope your boyfriend is accomodating to your need for coconut treats!!

  41. Suzanne B says

    These sound so good! I did try making them today, but I had the reduced fat shredded coconut…. and I think that doesn’t work as well, as it seems dry.

    Thoughts………I wonder how coconut butter would be in this, and I wonder if this would hold up to being rolled into ball shapes? I will try it again, after I get a new bag of coconut.

    Love love love coconut!

  42. Hannah says

    This one can never have enough colored pencils, crayons, markers, paint, paint brushes, or pens apparently. My cupboard runneth over. You would think I’m an artist. I’m not. I guess I missed my calling. I’m so glad you didn’t miss yours. I love your blog & recipes, Katie!!!

  43. Kathryn says

    This recipe may excite me more than any of your chocolate recipes (which are amazing). My hubby and I love Oskri coconut bars and I’ve wanted to replicate them for ages. It looks like you’ve done all the work for us.

    Oskri coconut bars come plain – if you could call this plain – and dipped in dark chocolate. I plan to make a batch (or two) and try dipping some of them.

  44. Susan says

    mmmm I saw these on pinterest and HAD to make them. Decided to add chocolate chips to the mix before I ran the NINJA! I could have just melted some chocolate, but I was feeling lazy and this recipe was easy. After I pressed it in my pan, I added sliced almonds on top! Delicious! Not pretty white like yours, but tastes so good!

  45. Ruth says

    Great great recipe! I love coconut! and I was laughing so hard when I read your boyfriend doesn’t like coconut, LOL! Same thing happened to me and my husband ๐Ÿ˜›

  46. Brenda says

    Oh you bet I melted some chocolate and drizzled it over top of these superlicious coconut crack bars! Then I toasted some more coconut and used chocolate and toasted coconut with them…fabulous!

  47. LJ Briar says

    One can never have enough…

    -Phantom of the Opera paraphernalia
    -belly dance DVDs
    -sets of oddly specific collectibles no one else finds interesting

    • Peanut Butter Bunny says

      I thought I was the only one with a supply of collectibles that no one else finds interesting. XD Music and books are splendid responses, I’m on board! ^^

  48. Olivia says

    One can never have enough rubber ducks! But maybe that’s just me. I have 360+! I guess you could say my rubber duck collection has gotten a bit out of hand… ๐Ÿ˜›

  49. Jilly says

    These look freaking delicious!! I love coconut. There is a Latino coconut candy that i could eat everyyyy day that my ex-b/f introduced me to. OMG…

    Things i can NEVER have enuf of: Nail polish!! I’m an addict. I do my own nail art etc. One of my hobbies in my early retirement. (;

    I also could never get enuf of choc and pb, or choc and coconut as far as sweets, and Mexican foods or pizza as far as meals.

    Love you Katie!!

  50. Kerry says

    I split the mix into 2 & added spiralina powder & a little honey to one batch & kept the other 1 as per the recipe. Layered the green, sweeter layer on top & it is delish! Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes!

  51. Megan says

    One can never have enough…brownies, peanut butter, oatmeal…Seriously, I have peanut butter at least once a day…I could go through an entire jar of Teddy’s all-natural chunky peanut butter by myself in a week. Oatmeal I have at least five days a week for breakfast. Brownies I have whenever there’s ice cream in the freezer to make a sundae! I don’t know if they have it around you, but I buy this brownie mix called “No Pudge! Brownie Mix.” The mix itself has no fat, and all you add is yogurt. It’s a more natural brownie mix, and it makes really chewy brownies. I always call the middle piece ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Peanut Butter Bunny says

      Gosh, I know right!? I can’t go without that beautiful…thick…yummy stuff for more than a day! If I do, then check the jars of the other butters for a crime. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. Peanut Butter Bunny says

    Ahhh! So much catching up! It was totally worth it though to be hit with all of the goodness at once. ๐Ÿ˜€ I happen to remember “coconut crack sauce,” lol. Anything with coconut is a sure win! Oh my, um….jars of peanut butter, and dish rags! XD And shirts and jeans in general… Heh. And all of the foodie essentials; the various flakes, bananas (for the banana lovers)…and definitely oatmeal! An abundance of veggie-colors in the fridge never hurt either. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And…um…video games. Or we would have enough of those, if they didn’t keep coming out with new ones every month. XC

  53. Dawn says

    I just made this – with almonds and melted chocolate chips/coconut oil on top. YUM! Thank you for another addiction. You can never have too much chocolate …or strappy tank tops… or sun.

  54. Moni Meals says

    This is something us food bloggers have not seen possibly ever!! great work Katie, I can’t wait to make it, hopefully soon too. Maybe dipped in chocolate, who is with me!

  55. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says

    Wow these sound so simple to make too! So little ingredients, I love it. Man, I have been on a TOTAL coconut kick lately too; absolutely love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    + I love that you do the random older recipe shares at the end of each post btw.

  56. Brittany says

    Ohmygoodness. I love, love, love coconut. I want to try these immediately! I cannot believe that I’ve been in the dark about this website until today! I have SO much to catch up on! I’m thinking I’ll just have to try about 14 recipes a day until I catch up.

  57. Sarah L says

    Haha, my boyfriend doesn’t like coconut ether! I’m not a huge fan, but it’s nice now and then. I think I can never ever have too many clothes. Pants, t-shirts, socks, whatever, I crave that A LOT.

    On a different note, I liked the design on these pictures. Oh, and btw I love that little smily below the wordpress admin button. It’s kinda cute.

  58. Kelly says

    I agree with Sarah above, one can never ever have too many clothes!! OR eat too much almond butter or avocado! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Aline says

    Looks like a healthier version of “cocada”, which is a very common dessert in Brazil! I love it, so must try that!

  60. j says

    haha I know all the tight-asses who flock to your blog because you always apologise and cater to their farts are going to be annoyed by this title, but it is funny as hell LOL. Especially bc and my bf call the McDonalds breakfast sandwiches “crack sandwich”

  61. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says

    I love no-bake desserts! I bet these would be REALLY good frozen too!
    I’m sure someone probably already said this above, but I think you can never have enough open jars of various nut/seed butters. My pantry definitely proves that (although I only have TWO right now- an all-time low record for me!). I’m sure that will change within a day. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I agree about the dogs too. I restrain myself with two- I am a crazy dog lady!

  62. Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes says

    It’s funny, I used to be one of those people that didn’t like coconut either! But as I started cleaning up my diet and eating healthier, I grew to like it! Now I don’t know what I would do without coconut oil, coconut butter or coconut sugar! ๐Ÿ™‚ These bars are an awesome idea!

  63. Liz says

    So good, I literally almost licked the food processor blade. It was about halfway up to my mouth when I realized that the blade would be sharp! Delicious!!!

  64. Tracey says

    I can never have enough house decor for the seasons!! I couldn’t help myself today with all the autumn decor coming out in all its splendor, I had to buy buy buy!!

    When I got home I made these bars to remind myself that it is, in fact, still summer and I should celebrate it while it is still here. Lately every time I go to Good Earth for my caffeine fix they have this Lemon Lime Coconut Loaf that stares me in the face. I promptly ignore it each time but as soon as I got home with half the java skyrocketing my energy levels I got to work on these bars – and added both lemon and lime zest and a little freshly squeezed juices to the mixture. WOWZA!! Summer in a bar!! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!

  65. Rebecca says

    I have been using Xylitol in my recipes (after building up a tolerance to it) and it ROCKS. Thank you SO MUCH for these awesome recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Alyssa says

    Hi Katie! I really love your website and your recipes are great. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can NEVER get enough of peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Literally, I’ll just get a spoonful of peanut butter and then sprinkle it with chocolate chips…then I’ll go back for more and more….I also LOVE ice cream with melted peanut butter on top. Oh my Lord of the Rings – that is SO GOOD!

  67. Danica @ It's Progression says

    You can never have enough…jars of nut butter and bananas. Whether those are eaten together or separate they’re a serious staple in our house!

  68. Erica says

    I plan to try these tonight, in single-lady serving form ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plan is to combine 2 Tbs coconut, 1.5 tsp coconut oil, and some liquid vanilla stevia drops, then pack it into mini-muffin cups, hopefully it works!

  69. Meg says

    These look beautiful and addictive! I don’t understand people who don’t like coconut. That’s like not liking puppies or sunshine.

  70. Nichole says

    You are a Saint! I just made these…. for someone who only eats maple syrup or honey as sweeteners its been hard to find snacks that actually taste good. these bars are ridiculously good. thank you soo much for completing my evening with this tasty healthy snack! Has anyone made them with stevia? think I might try it next time to reduce the carbs even more, even tho the maple syrup really adds a great flavor to the recipe

  71. jamie says

    i just burst out laughing because after 8 years together i found out my husband didnt like coconut and i also just stared at him not understanding how someone can not like it… it still floors me to this day and makes me sad because what am i going to do make a gigantic coconut cake just for myself?… well i DO want to but don’t want to hear it from him how i ate the whole thing my self in a day or

  72. Maลกa says

    One can never have enough no-bake recipes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My brother loved them – and he claims he doesn’t like coconut! They are delicious, maybe just too sweet for my taste. So less syrup the next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Karen in SE Texas says

    Hi Katie,
    I made these today, but threw in a few semi-sweet chocolate chips before I put them in the fridge to chill. (Chocolate – the only thing that could make them better, right?? LOL) They were great. I love your recipes. You are so creative. Keep up the good work for those of us who want healthier desserts. ๐Ÿ™‚


  74. Karen in SE Texas says


    I made them with 1/8 cup of maple syrup, 1/8 cup of water and 1 packet of stevia. Oh, and the chocolate chips as I prevously mentioned. They were really good. Reminded me of a Mound’s Bar (the “don’t” in “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t…”)

  75. Beckers says


    Also I caved and bought a vita mix the other day, it truly is the best thing ever!

  76. Heather says

    Hi there, Katie

    Is there any way I could use non-virgin coconut oil for this recipe instead? All I have on hand is the non-virgin kind, and it would be quite expensive for me to buy a container of the virgin coconut oil. I’m pretty new to the coconut oil scene, as I have only been an adherent of the Paleo diet for just a few months.

    Or, if anyone else reading this comment knows if regular coconut oil would be an acceptable substitute for the virgin coconut oil, would you please let me know?

    Thank you!

    • Alanna says

      Hi Heather! I’m not 100% sure, but I think the only major difference between the two is that regular coconut oil has fewer health benefits because it’s undergone additional processing. Virgin oil should smell and taste more like coconut, but my guess is that both would give you a similar consistency in this recipe, even if the flavor isn’t as coconutty. (If I’m wrong, someone please correct me!) This might help, too:

      • Heather says

        Thanks so much, Alanna. You have been a big help. Even though the non-virgin coconut oil doesn’t offer as many benefits, I think I am going to try it out in this recipe. Next time, I’ll just buy the virgin kind.

      • Heather says

        Strange coincidence, my mom came home with two jars of virgin coconut oil she said she was able to buy really cheap.

        Guess I won’t have to use the non-virgin stuff for this recipe, after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Still, I appreciate your helpfulness!

          • Lauren says

            5 stars
            I really enjoyed this recipe. I put them in too large of a container so I had to spread it really thin but the taste was still so delicious. To me they tasted similar to buttery pralines. I also used honey as my sweetener. Another great recipe as always, Katie.

  77. Valentina says

    Well… hum.. I didn’t like coconut. Not at all.

    Then something happened. Love. Suddenly. Now I adore coconut, that’s weird, I’ve been eating coconut in a few months. I can’t explain that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS: Never enough bags *_*

  78. allularpunk says

    These look fabulous! I’m going to make them before I go in to work today and share them. Thanks! As for me, I can never have enough hummus. Or mixing bowls. I’m always drooling over mixing bowls, even though my cabinets are already stuffed full of them!

  79. Barb says

    I made this recipe within one hour of reading the post! YUM — a perfect quick, no-bake sweet snack. I’m lucky that my husband likes anything i make for him!
    Thanks for much for creating all these healthy recipes.

  80. sarahdaffodily says

    My fiance doesn’t like cocoa!! (which is in half of my recipes!) I say that he’s loco for not liking cocoa haha!
    Personally, I can never have enough fruit. I eat a piece of whole fruit at least 2 times a day! Anyway, I’m excited to try these!

  81. Heather says

    Just made up the coconut stuff then formed it into balls and dipped in melted chocolate after freezing. I have a feeling this will be most delicious. They certainly look good. Probably shouldn’t eat them before my husband comes home. There are four each. But there could be three each and that would be cool, right?

  82. Amber says

    I decided to go ahead and experiement since I have 2 bags of reduced fat coconut I bought by accident, and I added an extra tablespoon of oil to add fat. I don’t know how they should taste, but I seriously want to eat the whole pan. AND I made a double batch because my pan was to big and I am going to a cookout tomorrow. Thankfully it is at my in-laws so I can keep these in the fridge. But I would say go ahead and try if your only choice is reduced fat or no crack bars at all!

  83. Nella says

    Hi I tried these no-bake Coconut Crack Bars. I followed directions to the T but it’s way different from your picture. Did you miss an ingredient? #new2yourwebsite&lovingit!!!

      • Nella says

        Okay. I figured its bcuz i mixed it by hand. I also shredded fresh coconut myself so it had brown specks from the husk… Besides they taste gr8! It melts in your mouth! Not a good recipe to travel with though bcuz they melt in warmth or maybe i did something else wrong. Still love it! Thanks!

  84. Lisa @bitesforbabies says

    Made these this morning…they’re delicious! Although I have a sweet tooth I do find them a little too sweet. I think I might mix in some water and less agave the next time I make them!

  85. Rachel Lee says

    These are great. They remind me of the candies that my grandmother used to have at her house that had the three colors (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) all together. I made a batch of this, then put half in the fridge and took the other half and added about a tablespoon of cocoa powder and blended then refrigerated. Delicious!!

  86. Kimberly says

    I made these last night and fell in love, yet my family wasn’t as smitten as I was. Per their suggestions, I will be putting dark chocolate mini chips and chopped almonds in them next time! Thanks for the amazing idea!

  87. Samantha - Fluffyland Craft & Sewing Blog says

    I love coconut! It’s a very polarizing food… I have met many people who simply despise it, but I’ll never understand that. I could put it in everything I bake.

    I could never have enough Fabric. That’s it, you caught me. I already have more than I could use in my lifetime… but it is just so pretty and has so much potential!

  88. Kim Scott says

    Oh my goodness I think I have the same look on my face when people say they do not like coconut.. Huh? That’s just crazy talk. I can’t wait to try these, thanks for sharing.

  89. Melanie says

    Well I don’t know what happened but these didn’t turn out for me at all. First of all the mixture is a yucky brown color from the agave. Secondly it barely made enough to cover 4″x4″ and is *maybe* 1/2 an inch thick…

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies says

      After looking at the quantity of the ingredients I already guessed it wasn’t going to make much…I would just triple (or quadruple!) the recipe! That’s weird that it turned a brown color…did you use the dark agave?! I used some agave and some brown rice syrup…you could try that!

  90. Alanna says

    Has anyone tried these with sweetened coconut? I can never find the unsweetened type at the store, and I have two bags of sweetened shredded coconut in my pantry. I’m guessing I’d need to scale back the liquid sweetener, but just curious if anyone else has done it already. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies says

      I wouldn’t use sweetened coconut..there are very sweet as is! I’m going to sub some of the agave with water next time I make them so they are not so sweet.

        • Alanna says

          I definitely get the impression that I wouldn’t want to use sweetened coconut AND the 1/4 cup sweetener in the recipe, but what I’m really wondering is whether anyone has tried sweetened coconut with either less or no additional sweetener (maybe just water to bind?) and if that works. It might not; just wanted to see if anyone had successfully tried it.

          • Sonia says

            She does list the option of using water instead of the sweetneers, so if you do that I would think it would be fine to use sweetened coconut.

          • Chanelle says

            I just made some and used sweetened shredded coconut and 1/4 c water as my “sweetener.” They are PLENTY sweet and really really yummy!

      • Teresa says

        I made these with sweetened coconut and water. Although the taste was very good, they didn’t stick together well even after being refrigerated. Perhaps the syrup is also useful for that…

  91. Sonia says

    I just made these and they are chilling in the freezer (I don’t have the patience to wait an hour!). How are your bars so white? Between the maple syrup and the vanilla mine have a more ivory tone to them. Sort of the color of rice krispy treat. Do you use imitation vanilla? Also, the amount listed above hardly makes anything at all. I blended it up, looked into the processor and grabbed all my ingredients out again to double the recipe (just to make it fit reasonably in my 8×6 dish and they will be very thin bars with it doubled).

    • Sonia says

      Now that they have set and are ready they seem less discolored. Perhaps yours just look whiter due to the camera (I know that can hapen). Definitely glad I doubled it as the amounts given wouldn’t have made much (they turned out about 1/2 inch thick in an 8×6 pan). There was a bit of soupy maple syrup in the bottom of the pan (I have the same type of issue w/ krispy treats!) so I may need to just cut back a smidge of the syrup.
      These taste delicious! My daughters gobbled them up (not my 15 yr old, she hates coconut).

    • Zoe Gillenwater says

      I made mine with agave nectar and they came out light golden in color. And yes, it’s a very small batch. I pressed mine into the bottom of a square tupperware container that was probably only 5×5. I think it’s a bit much to say this makes 8 bars. 4 servings gives you smallish but reasonable-sized bars.

      • Alisha says

        I agree with Zoe. Did you double your recipe Katie? I got maybe a quarter inch into the bottom of a small tupperware container. Nowhere near as thick as your pictures but that turned out to be ok because they were pretty sweet. Crazy delicious … but sweet. I’ll definitely be making them again!

  92. Katie says

    I am so excited that I found your site!!! So many ideas to try, so little time. Thanks for all the fantastic desserts to try!

  93. Tabitha says

    Agave is LITERALLY addicting. Agave syrup, although seemingly healthy, is not. Most agave has even more fructose then high fructose corn syrup! STAY AWAY!

    I made this recipe with Xylitol, I just melted it in a sauce pan until it was nice and syrupy.

    I also will try it soon with coconut nectar which is extremely low on the Glycemic scale and also contains amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, and a broad-spectrum B vitamins.

    I love Chocolate Covered Katie Recipes! And YAY for coconut!!!

  94. Chris says

    One can never have enough…! Or books…..cookbooks! And running shoes… And cinnamon… least five different kinds here minimum!! Spices, in general…because you just can’t be caught without!! And pudding stones…..a personal silly addiction. The bigger, the better! So intriguing! I carry one in my bag in case the subject ever comes up in conversation! SO, Katie…have you tried popcorn in coconut oil YET????? So light and yummy! Had some over the weekend and was reminded that I told you about it!!!

  95. Sarah says

    I want to start by saying I absolutely love this blog, I have learned so much! This is the first recipe I have tried from this site that didn’t work for me. They had no flavor really and totally fell apart (I used the agave version). ๐Ÿ™ However, I think adding chocolate would have changed everything for the better. My boyfriend loves the Ultimate Fudge Pie, my coworkers love the Samoa Babies, and I love the 3 ingredient chocolate bars (and all the other stuff). Love it all!

  96. Diane says

    Okay I can so see now why these have the name they do. Oh my, are they ever addictive. Thank goodness they’re so easy to make, because I think we are going to be making these A LOT! Yum!

  97. Janine says

    Oh I love your recipe! Been wanting to bake this for my kids and realizing that it can be done in a no-bake style is really awesome to know! I also love the fact that you use coconut oil instead of butter. I will definitely create this one for my kids soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Debbie says

    I made these the other day, and they turned out very crumbly. I put them in the freezer but they fell apart when I cut them. But that did not stop me from licking every last crumb off my napkin. They taste great!

      • Alanna says

        Not a bad idea! It might also depend on the size of coconut shreds… I would guess larger pieces wouldn’t stick together quite as well, so maybe processing longer would help? Still need to try these myself!

  99. Dana says

    I made these tonight. They were a perfect treat after another blazin’ hot day in SC. I could find only sweetened coconut at the store so I omitted the agave. Delicious! Thanks Katie ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Zoe Gillenwater says

    I made these last night and they were great. Kind of like gooey macaroons, but without all the baking fuss. They’re very sweet! My husband loved that, but I thought it was just a tad too much. Next time I’ll probably use 3T agave instead of 4, and I’ll also sprinkle the salt on top instead of mixing it in, to go for that salted caramel vibe that I love so much.

    Here’s another tip to cut the sweetness a bit: melt some dark chocolate, pour it on top, stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it back up. This was (and I hate to use the A-word) amazing!

  101. Mary says

    i made your recipe with one tablespoon coconut oil and one tablespoon almond paste. They did not turn out beautiful like yours Katie.. but, they taste is so good. i put some mini chocolate chips on part of them. Thank you. (i think)

  102. Amber S. says

    LOVED this! Made it tonight for dinner with a friend that is on a very strict diet due to allergies. I used 80 g of low-fat finely shredded coconut (because it was what I had), 30 drops of NuNaturals Vanilla Alcohol-Free Stevia Drops, 1/8 tsp finely ground Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, and 1/3 c of light coconut milk. Frozen results were absolutely delicious! Plan on drizzling the next batch with melted chocolate. Mmmmmm…

  103. Jenny says

    Wow, so good, definitely addictive, I put almonds and chocolate drizzle on top of mine to make them even better. Love all your recipes!

  104. Elizabeth says

    OMG! I just made these today. I did half puffed rice cereal/half shredded coconut. I just can’t seem to leave a recipe alone even the first time I make it. They are fantastic!! I made a double batch but it was so good and didn’t fill the 9×9 pan so I made another quadrupled batch. I’m thinking about melting some vegan chocolate to sprinkle on top or maybe some other topper. Love it!! Just found your blog thru a friend. Sorry I missed it for so long!

  105. Katie says

    Found your blog via this recipe on pinterest and LOVE it! I made these last night and seriously so good. I don’t have a food processor so mixing by hand didn’t give the most attractive result, but still amazing :]

  106. Claire says

    Hi Katie

    I made this at the weekend and I have to say there was far too much oil in it for my liking, the texture was like eating solid oil!! I then decided to re-make it with only around 3-4 teaspoons of oil instead and they were delicious!.
    I then made it slightly less healthy and poured melted chocolate over the top. Amazing – just like Bounty Bars if you guys get them in the States??

    Claire (England) XX

  107. Tammy says

    You are a woman after my own heart! Never enough coconut or puppies! I have three cuddled around me snoring right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Aundae Kell says

    my fiancee and I dont like the coconut texture… idk why but with the coconut is crispy like it’s been backed in the oven, I can handle it but my fiancee still can’t…

  109. Claire says

    these would be so good if you made them really small and thin, like sweet cracker-like things, and serve them like hors d’oeuvres with a swirl of fruit-flavoured whipped coconut cream on top, maybe with some fresh fruit, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of chocolate on top. these have great possibilities! now i just have to go throw an appetizer party…

  110. Jennifer W. says

    Made these tonight. I made them a little thin so they fell apart just a bit but they are delicious!!! I am going to try them with a tad more coconut oil and drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Then they will be a yummy homemade Mounds bar!

  111. Regina says

    LOL, what is wrong about people liking/ or not liking different things! Nothing so don’t be mean! My boyfriend hates coconut but I love it. Also he likes chicken livers which make me want to hurl! What, should we break up because of it! I will try that crack bars for me , it sound like something to get BUSTED for! and make him a different surprise not coconu!.

  112. Christy Corcoran says

    Now all you must do is to put ground up almonds in there and dip the end in chocolate and you have a even nuttier chocolate yummy scrumptious bar!

  113. Megan says

    I def am using this recipe for my almond joy cravings. I think I will either dunk in chocolate or spread some on top and add crushed almonds.

  114. Anonymous says

    I finally made these today and wow! I altered them a bit. I decided I wanted to toast the unsweetened coconut first so I did that and then rolled the mixture into balls. I made the chocolate sauce you used on the “reeses eggs” and coated the coconut balls in the chocolate. Heavenly!!! I doubled the recipe but added a bit less than double the maple syrup and they were great! Thank you for the great recipe!!!

  115. yovi says

    Omg, I LOVE coconut! I just popped a batch of these bad boys in the fridge and I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait a whole hour before cutting into these! So glad that I found this blog btw, I’m obsessed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  116. Mimi says

    Just made these. They turned out much better than I was expecting. Used honey because I didn’t have any maple syrup. Even my kids liked them, although they did dip them in Nutella.

  117. Chocoholic says

    I can’t have enough of:
    these recipes
    any adorable animal
    Modern Family, The Middle, and Ben and Kate episodes
    funny youtube videos
    Gangnam Style
    chapsticks and lipglosses
    art supplies

  118. Susan says

    I just found your website and I love it! This is the first thing I made – they are super easy and delicious!! Instead of making bars, I rolled the mixture into little “Coconut Crack Balls”. These are going in my lunch bag as an afternoon snack to have with tea. I think I might roll them in more coconut and maybe even some carob chips next time around. Thanks, Katie ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. AJ says

    I just made these a couple of nights ago and they certainly did NOT disappoint. Rich, delicious – – melt in your mouth, yummy! I will make these again to be sure!

  120. Kathy W says

    What is it that coconut haters hate about coconut??? My husband despises it. I love it. When I was a little kid, anytime I’d save up a little money, rather than buying candy I would buy a whole coconut. Can’t wait to try this!

  121. Mike says

    I love the sound of this recipe. I’m trying to find a safe sweet food that my poor BFing wife can eat. Our little one is having issues with dairy, rice, and oats so there goes half the good deserts! When I saw this recipe I was thrilled, but wasn’t sure about whether maple syrup or agave were safe for a BFing mommy. I’m still going to look into maple syrup, even though my wife said its a known allergen that she wants to avoid, but agave. Read this article:

    I was shocked, to say the least. Sounds so innocent and healthy, but as usual there seems to be a dark side. What do you think?

  122. Jennifer law says

    Why does every freaking recipe have to be “crack” this and “crack” that. Have you ever freaking done crack? You sound like a woman on too much antidepressants!

  123. Mary says

    Made these tonight, made a double batch and put 1tbls raw coaco powder in the second batch to top the first layer with. Used stevia for the sweetener. Delicious!

  124. Nikki says

    I think I have a she-crush on you!! lol. I have tried quite a few recipes, havent found one I don’t LOVE!! I added cacao nibs and tastes great! You ROCK!

  125. Hannah says

    Hats. One can never have enough hats. Or stuffed animals. Or chocolate.

    This recipe looks delicious. I might have to make it someday….Scratch that might. I *will* have to make it.

  126. Mary says

    Hey Katie, could you try to help me. I’ve made these coconut bars twice. The first time they tasted so good, but they werent cutable, too wet. Last night i tried again. I made a double batch and i used pure syrup for half and the 2nd half i used the water and stevia. Now i did use a slighter amount of water because of my first try. These are too crumbley. Again, i cant cut them like your photo. I’m 53, so ive been cooking a while. lol. Your recipe taste really good, i just need a suggestion to get the consistancy right. Any ideas?

  127. Kerry says

    I don’t have a food processor but they came out just perfect mixing by hand. Shared with some folks at my gym and they loved them as well. Thanks~

    • Nancy says

      Yes, I made mine by hand too. But I wrote the recipe down wrong and added coconut oil by the teaspoon instead of tablespoon. So of course they don’t stick together! I realized what I must have done and just confirmed it by coming here….I am going to re-mix the whole shebang then I’m sure they will be fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  128. Shaina says

    Hi Katie, I kind of had the same issue as Mary (2 comments above). I used agave.. They tasted awesome! No complaints there, but they were really hard to cut…very wet and gooey. I ended up just rolling them into little bite size balls instead. But they looked absolutely nothing like your photo. They weren’t white…but that’s probably because I used amber agave, but they just don’t seem to have had the same consistency that yours did when you made them. Any suggestions? They were a huge hit despite this fact, so I know I’ll be making them again and want to know how to make them even better than this time.

  129. Karen Saintdenis says

    Katie – a huge thank you for this recipe! I cook for our community dinner every Wednesday evening, which is a free meal open to everyone. We generally serve 100 plus meals every week and also send meals to our local women’s shelter. We use table linens, china plates, tableside service, well you get the idea…all about dignity. We have several repeat diners that are gluten free and this is such a simple delicious dessert that I can add to our menu. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  130. Marta says

    Thanks for another great recipe. Instead of making bars, we used a mini muffin pan (12 servings) or a small cookie scoop (14 servings) and placed them into mini muffin liners for a party. They looked great on a tray with your Pecan Pie Babies. Both were a hit.

  131. MichelleW says

    Hey Katie!! Thank you for introducing me to my newest addiction!! HAHA Seriously though, I see why you named them “crack” bars HAHA! I made a double batch 2 nights ago and they are almost gone already (after sharing them with friends of course)!

    Just FYI to everyone- I do not own a food processor (yet) but I do however own a mini ninja blender which worked just fine for this recipee! (It also worked well in making rolled oats into oat flour for another recipee). Anyways these babies are to die for eaten straight out of the freezer! ๐Ÿ™‚ A friend who tried these thought of dipping them into chocolate- I may have to try that!! Or adding mini chocolate chips into the mixture- Hmm….

    @Mary (above) Did you use UNsweetened coconut flakes? Also, I used agave syrup and they stuck together beautifully!

  132. Stephanie LeDuc says

    Mike: Need to look into the alergies of Organic foods. My friends here that are gluten intolerant or sensitive are NOT with Organic, Non GMO filled foods.

    On another note, I must be the lucky girl, my husband loves when I make the oatmeal bottom, coconut middle drizzled on the top is 85% dark chocolate bars. My whole family gobbles a 13 X 9 pan in a week.

  133. Kay says

    Made this once with agave, they turned out beautifully, wonderfully sticky and scrummy and delightful. I made a quadruple batch, they were so tasty.

    Just made a double of a quadruple (octople?) using stevia and water, and I absolutely cannot cut them into bars at all. They’re falling apart, crumbly and dry and awful. I’m going to try whipping them up in the food processor again or with a hand mixer, adding a dab of agave and some more coconut oil. Hopefully they shape up, because I’ve got to get them to a party tomorrow! Yikes!

  134. Janel says

    I’m not sure if anyone has pointed this out yet, but if you add a few chocolate chips, these taste just like Samoas Girl Scout Cookies!!! YUM!

  135. Sandy says

    One can never have enough underwear!!!!
    Honestly, its so handy to have a big range so that every dress has an appropriate pair!!!

    The bars look super yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. KarenSue says

    I made these tonight and absolutely love them. I’m in Texas and was able to find unsweetened shredded coconut and extra virgin coconut oil at HEB. I added some almonds to them and they taste like Almond Joy w/o the chocolate. My 13 yr old daughter LOVES your Cake Batter Energy Bars. Such a great substitute for store-bought breakfast bars. Thank you for showing that eating healthy can be yummy! Looking forward to the book!

  137. Grace says

    Yoga pants and spandex!! Haha- I guess because I’m a dancer, but food-wise definitely chocolate, Greek Yogurt, and craft items!!

    oh my goodness, coconut too…that’s definitely up there too

  138. Becky says

    Made these today and they are absolutely amazing! They are already plenty good but if you dip them in chocolate they tastes exactly like the coconut bars i buy from my health food store for $2.50 each. Exactly the recipe I was looking for to replicate it Thanks

  139. Louise says

    Could you use a butter instead of the coconut oil? I rarely use oils but do have macadamia butter and margarine.

    Great recipe though, can’t wait to try it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Diane Falk says

      Margarine? No!! That’s nasty! Try butter, mixed with olive oil, almost 1/2 and 1/2. I call it BU….and it’s SO much better for you than margarine! I heard once that margarine is one molecule away from plastic….PLEASE don’t eat it!

  140. Jamie says

    I made your crack bars for v-day, but mixed through some pink and red sprinkles for flair, and pressed them individually into heart shaped cookie cutters. Because of the oil content, they popped right out and solidified in adorable heart shapes. They were a HUGE hit and I can’t wait to make them again. YUM.

  141. hanna says

    My mom loves coconut and is always asking me to make coconut cake, but her favorite one takes so long (three days of prep eek!). This seems like a great alternative to have ready for her when she bothers me for it. I was just wondering about the water/stevia substitution for maple or agave. Without the viscosity, does it still come together as well? I really want to try these without the extra sugar, but if the ones with syrup come out better, I might just do those instead. thanks

    hanna lipman

  142. Bj says

    Just fixed the coconut crack bars, but I just rolled mine into little balls then rolled into some cocoa powder. Yum! Thanks, Katie.

  143. Cherie says

    Hey Katie!

    Just tried these (amazing!!!) but I had trouble getting them out of the container without semi-ruining their shape! Any suggestions?


  144. Laura says

    These are so simple that I was suspicious, but I have to admit they are really, really good. although, next time I might have to try them with a later of chocolate.

  145. MrsHollywood says

    Just had to try these quick and easy treats today! But I have to say, I am totally and utterly shocked that you didn’t add a layer of chocolate on top!! I melted some dark chocolate and coconut oil together and poured on top and then chilled these. The chocolate took them to a whole new level! Love your site. Love your recipes. Keep up the good work!

  146. Laurel says

    I love these!!! I made them tonight. Next time I’ll put them on parchment paper to get them out. Right now I have what looks like coconut crack crumbles. Wish they had more protein, but as a dessert, they are AWESOME. Crack is right. Addictive.

  147. Renee says

    I didn’t use a food processer. What I did was heat the water, then stirred in the salt, coconut oil, sweetener, (sweetzfree) and vanilla until the oil and salt melted. I added that to fine coconut and stirred it all together. Worked great.

  148. Dee says

    I dont own a food processor has anyone just smooshed it all together? I want to make them but dont want to waste it if I need a processor.

  149. Anonymous says

    Thank you so much for this!!! My daughter is a natural born vegan and I am always looking for natural recipes the whole family can share. It’s hard to find a dessert recipe that doesn’t call for eggs or flour, I am so happy I found this.

  150. Christy Martin says

    And where might I find a recipe for those Healthy Magic Squares referenced above? (My husband and I greatly enjoyed these coconut bars!!!)

  151. Amy @ Fun With Family and Fitness says

    Hi Katie! I finally got to make these and the chocolate chip peanut butter (in my case, sunflower seed butter!) balls yesterday! I featured them on my (NEW!) blog in yesterday’s post! Of course, I made sure to let everyone know where and who I got the recipes from with a link to your site and both recipes. I’d love for you to come on over and check it out! Thanks for the delicious healthy desserts!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Jill says

    Oh my….sooooo good….coconut crack indeed. I doubled the recipe, added almond meal and coconut butter. Oh, and I halved the sweetener (honey). Thank you for a great recipe.

  153. Kym Gardnir says

    I put cranberries in mine and it reminds me of an Australian Christmas desert we had as kids, called ‘White Christmas’. Looking forward to putting something else in for crunch, maybe amaranth or puffed rice, with some crushed up nuts.

  154. Bonnie says

    I don’t know what I did wrong but mine turned out terribly salty, overly sweet (used maple syrup), and too thin to get out of the pan. I may try warming what I have so they are soft again and mixing it with another cup of coconut and a bit more coconut oil. I love the idea and think they’d be great to have on hand for a healthy snack.

  155. Amanda says

    I just made these, and holy mother of coconut, they are amazing. I can’t wait to make them for my mom. She and I used to always grab a king-size Mounds bar at the store to share, and these are so much better. I added some dark chocolate chips and raw almonds in when I was processing it, and it turned out muddy-looking but so good. I am eating it out of the dish with a spoon because I am impatient.

  156. Megan says

    Just made these… can’t stop eating them!!! I’m a chocoholic, and Almond Joy is one of my favorite candy bars, so I added 2 tbsp of cocao nibs and a handful of almonds (I didn’t measure, but I’m sure it was less than 1/4 cup). Tastes soo much like Almond Joy! And so easy!!

  157. Gen says

    Im absolutely adoring your recipes. Seriously. Thank you SO MUCH for all these, they’re so very very helpful.

  158. Nicole says

    Hmm..I made these… used Agave…and the agave was WAY to much..YUCK! Next batch I will only use water with stevia packs for sure! It was such a strong aroma of Agave and the taste was so strong I didnt dare even give one to my 6 year old..Yuck! They werent white they were yellow colored from the agave…And I just used 1/4 cup.

    • Kitty Bea says

      I used about 3 TBS of maple syrup, and it was perfect. Almost too sweet, just more dessert-y that way. If you like maple flavor, I recommend that instead of the agave. ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. Micah says

    These were delicious!! My kids scarfed them down! I melted some chocolate chips and poured over the top, and that was wonderful! Next time I’m going to put a layer of almonds before I pour the chocolate on top – added protein and just like a candy bar! Thanks for the recipe!

  160. Kitty Bea says

    Just one to say love this recipe! Just made it today for the first time and as soon as I finished the batch I started making another one to double it because I knew it wouldn’t last long enough. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how it’s raw, so flavorful rich in coconut and maple flavor, and simple.

  161. Eleanor Young says

    my mums allergic to coconut ๐Ÿ˜› which meant it was alwwways a treat as a kid, my dad would buy a coconut, we’d sit in the garden, he’d break it open and we’d sit there eating it, always in the garden when my mum was asleep (she worked nights as a nurse :P). and so even now, I treat myself with coconut

  162. Andy says

    As I’m licking the spatula I am thinking oh my god this is crack! then it occurred to me that indeed you put that word in the title!

  163. Kim says

    Hi Katie! I’m 16-years-old and I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, I’m also HIGLY allergic to soy, and I’m lactose intolerant. I absolutely love sweets. I honestly think that I think about sweets 24/7. Every since I got diagnosed with celiac and found out about my other allergies, I had to give up the one desert I used to have everyday. Chocolate chip cookie doe ice cream. Anyways, i began craving for sweets more and more. I baked unsuccessful cookies that tasted AWFUL! And my parents couldn’t even swallow. I did a lot of research of what sweets I could eat. THANK GOD I FOUND YOUR BLOG!!

  164. Lulu says

    Thank you for posting this! I’m on a super restricted eating plan right now… no grains, no sugars (maple syrup allowed) no dairy, no egg. Needless to say, it’s hard to find fun stuff to make (and eat).
    I made these yesterday and added a handful of salted cashews to the food processor….amazing sweet salty squares of pure yumminess:) I’m tempted to try a version with organic unsweetened cocoa melted on top

  165. Julie says

    These looks yummy.

    Would you please consider taking the word “Crack” out of your title. Some people truly have an issue with addictions and it is not a light matter but offensive to read used in this context. Thanks for your consideration.

  166. Laura says

    I made a half batch of this (I know, I’m crazy – I had to save some coconut for my green smoothies). Absolutely fabulous! They didn’t make it to my fridge before I ate half of it. Can’t wait to try what is left in bar form tomorrow. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  167. Shauna Johnstone says

    This recipe is a gift from God for Father’s day. My husband’s favorite food (well almost) is Coconut!!!

  168. Katie says

    My boyfriend doesn’t like it either, which is so annoying because I love it. I drink the Silk coconut milk, etc. Maybe it is a women thing, I can’t think of any men in my life who like it.

  169. Erin says

    Is the coconut oil in this recipe melted prior to use? Or is it mixed into batter in its solid form? Thanks!

  170. sheila says

    I’m making these now ๐Ÿ™‚ after I cut them into bite size pieces I’m going to dip them into dark chocolate. ..yummo

  171. Caitlin says

    Nobody has posted on this in almost a year, and I don’t have time to read all the comments, but just in case: DO NOT mix this by hand! It completely ruins the structural integrity of the bars!
    Delicious, though, amazing! I made these today and since I’m not low-fat (just sugar/carbs) I used the stevia option and coconut milk instead of water. YUUUUUM!

  172. shelby says

    I made these last night, I couldn’t find any unsweetened coconut so I used sweetened and 1/4c water (no extra sweetener). I think I will keep my eye out for unsweetened coconut though because they did not come out right, they fall right apart. Like other commenters, I also found they only filled about 1/2 – 2/3 of a loaf pan. They taste so good though, a really fresh coconut flavor! (I hate sunscreen tasting coconut things!). I will definitely make again once I find the right coconut..

  173. Nicole says

    I made these and melted dark chocolate and drizzled on top. First, I was weepy sad that the bars are tiny…so I tripled the batch. Secondly, my bars were ultra crumbly as in, pick it up, feel it crumble’ crumble. Is this normal? I liked that the bars weren’t silly sweet and they were yumm. Just crumbly yum”

  174. Pat says

    I have been wanting to come up with a low carb Mound like candy. Cover this in a thin coating of Lindt 85% dark chocolate and Walla! I am so excited. I am eating low carb to control my diabetes and this will sure make it more enjoyable.

  175. Pat says

    Sorry I didn’t know this was a vegan site I got here through Pinterst following the coconut. hope I didn’t offend by suggesting a non vegan product.

  176. Paige N. says

    I made this the other day but could only find sweetened coconut. Instead of using a full 1/4 cup of agave nectar I used about 1/8 cup and watered it down to make 1/4 cup. I also melted chocolate for the top. They taste great but they didn’t really stay together. I was able to find regular unsweetened coconut at the store so I will try again with the unsweetened coconut and hopefully they will come out better. The taste was awesome, just very messy to eat as is! I’m guessing there is something in the coating on the sweetened coconut that prevents it from staying together.

  177. Di says

    Made these last night, but instead of using syrup or agave, I made a date paste for sweetness. All I can say is that I’m totally in love. Thank you!!!

  178. Cher says

    Katie, I loved this post!!! Cause I also can never have enough coconut (or makeup, shoes or nail polish…but that’s another story!) I loved your comment about staring at your boyfriend blankly for 5 minutes after he said he didn’t like coconut! My first thought was, “Who in their right mind doesn’t like Coconut?!” Well, I’m off to make these things… they just look too darn good!

  179. Melissa says

    I made these today!!! I added more coconut and after they cooled drizzled melted dark chocolate over them and sprinkled chopped almonds. It was a homemade almond joy!!!

  180. Diana says

    Adapted the recipe using a date paste and added lemon zest & the juice from the lemon. Best version yet! Thanks for such a great recipe!

  181. Natski says

    Love these. I rolled them into small balls instead and then put them into the fridge. They worked out great and are nice small delicious snacks or dessert.

  182. Julie says

    I agree, it must be a male thing. My husband didn’t like it until I got him to try it different ways. My dad doesn’t like it except caramelized on oatmeal cake. My pap doesn’t like it, my brother doesn’t like it. I love coconut. And these bars are awesome. I didn’t feel like dirtying the food processor so I mixed them by hand, but I couldn’t find unsweetened flaked coconut so I got sweetened and omitted any other sweetener. I also omitted the water, just using the oil, extract, and salt. These bars are fantastic!!

  183. Dawn @Oh Sweet Meecy says

    Wow, these are so delicious! I mixed mine by hand (literally ) and used part butter for the coconut oil (just cuz I love butter), also used honey as that’s what I had on hand. Can hardly wait until they’re chilled! Thanks for a super easy and tasty recipe using coconut oil!

  184. connie says

    Please put the calories and carb for each recipe. Im true in searching for a recipe I can use healthy coconut oil in. But I need information. thanks

  185. Catherine says

    Would coconut butter work as well as coconut oil? I’ve never used the oil but I do have some artisana coconut butter on hand.

  186. Vanessa says

    Hi Katie!
    I made these the other night and the consistency was perfect! Only thing is that they were much too sweet for my taste. Could it be because I substituted the 1/2 tsp vanilla extract for more maple syrup? (Read that you can use a 1:1 substitute for those 2 ingredients)

    Next make it less sweet…would I just use less maple syrup and replace with water ? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great recipe!

  187. Candice says

    I have made these, but shape them into balls or bars, then cover in chocolate! Homemade mounds. They were gone so fast! *My husband actually loves coconut, but hates cake.

  188. Alexa says

    Whenever I make these, they end up coming out really thin and small compared to yours, they dont look like a bar at all! What am I doing wrong?

  189. Shawna says

    I just made these tonight, but used raw honey for the sweetener. They were really good! I also made a second batch (shows how easy they are!) but used 1/4 cup of raw unsalted almond butter and 2 tbsp of raw honey. So yummy! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. TRACK2HEALTH says

    These are by far my favourite snack to make! Since stumbling across your page a couple of months ago, but freezer has basically not had a day without housing these! I run out, I made more straight away. They are always my go-to snack when I crave something sweet.
    I’ve recently been making them with the 1/4 Cup of water instead of agave/maple etc, and adding some lemon juice in them. They taste just like a sugar filled coconut-vanilla slice from a bakery. Amazing.

    So from myself, and all of my friends who now loving having dessert at my place, THANK YOU KATIE.

    For the rest of you, TRY IT WITH LEMON JUICE. Amaaaazing.

  191. Annie says

    I’ve looked over the recipe a bunch of times, but I can’t see the part where you add the crack. You know, the crack cocaine? The illegal street drug? The highly addictive (just like cookies rofl!) smokeable substance that has devastated entire communities and put a disproportionate number of socially disenfranchised men and women in prison? Such a cutesy name for these coconut bars! Because they’re so delicious (just like yummy crack cocaine! yumz!) that they’re going to put me into a spiral of addiction and violence, right? But, y’know, healthy. Healthy crack cocaine. Seriously.

  192. Leah says

    My attempt at this today was too crumbly–even when frozen. I don’t have a food processor, so I thawed the bars and added a 1/2 cup of oat flour. Then made two bars in separate snack size Ziplocs; they were easier to compress that way. Salvaged! ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. Tara says

    I tend to make your coconut crack bars for every function I attend where paleo desserts are requested. They are amazing. I’m wondering if you think they would set up ok if I did “scoops” of them instead of pushing them into a pan, cooling and cutting bar shapes. Not too get into too much detail… but they are for a breast cancer fundraiser… figure I could turn little mounds of coconut into, well you know ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Jeneiqne says

    Hello chocolate covered katie ! I’m looking this simple recipe and I think I’m going to make it for a friends birthday . I have a question or more like I need your help . I was thinking of adding a pecan base and drizzle some vegan chocolate chips. Does this sound tasty and achievable ? What are your thoughts . Again thanks and I appreciate your opinion.

  195. sk says

    Maybe this is a silly question, but please bear with me.. I’m new to baking with coconut. I cannot find any unsweetened coconut in my local grocery store but I do have some coconut flour on hand and some sweetened coconut. What would be the better option? To use the coconut flour (which is just finely ground unsweetened coconut, correct?) or would i need to um, wash and dry the sweetened coconut? ?

  196. Cara says

    Found these searching for something to cut my sweet craving. They’re currently chilling in the freezer (and i added some chocolate chips on top — oh yeahh) but i literally wanted to lick the blade as i was cleaning..SO GOOD. i disagree about the serving sizes, i expect to have 8 servings of coconut bar “bites.” It’s just that our perception of serving “sizes” is so skewed nowadays that anything smaller than a deck of cards is seen as too tiny! Nope, perfect size to enjoy a clean treat and kill a sweet craving at the same time ๐Ÿ™‚

  197. Katrina says

    I just tried it hand-mixed because I don’t have a food processor *sadface* and it still turned out delicious! Really fixes my sweet craving ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. Christine says

    Hi. I discovered your site/blog today and was so excited to make your sweet potato fries. They tasted good but were far from crispy! I also tried your coconut crack bars and you said you use a 5 x 7 pan? how thick are they? I used a 5 x 7 and only filled about 1/3 of the way and these things are pretty thin. Your picture make them look so deep, I’m wondering if I’m missing something in your recipes or if there are some variables that is making things not come out right?

  199. T. Smith says

    “Can be stored in the fridge or freezer, for at least a few weeks.” BWAH-ha-ha!! You crack me up! A few weeks??? Not in this house…. my boyfriend is a coconut FANATIC. These *might* last through a whole 2 days, but would be lucky to see the end of the third. And I’ll be lucky if I get more than 2 pieces.

  200. sonya says

    niether does my fiance’….lol. but I was wondering, have you ever tried covering these with chocolate….seems perfect to me ๐Ÿ˜› yummmmmm!

  201. camille says

    my dad hates coconut too… we always say – more for us!

    Anyways, Just tried these and in case anyone was like me and was out of maple syrup – I just subbed half of the amount of syrup for honey. So, 1/8 cup of honey, instead of the 1/4 cup of sweetener ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM!

  202. Pam says

    I just made these with a little twist ๐Ÿ™‚ I pressed the mix into heart shaped silicon molds and popped them in the fridge. When they get out some of them will receive a dip in homemade magic shell for a healthier moundesque candy treat! Thank you for this recipe it is wonderful!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  203. Tina says

    Thank you !!!!!!! Wicked awesome have not had my favourite chocolate bar in soooo long drizzled these in chocolate no compare ๐Ÿ™‚

  204. Crystil says

    I have made these a few times now and absolutely LOVE them! I have a question for you, though…do you think I could sub coconut nectar for the agave?

  205. Jรณhanna says

    Why would coconut be a female thing if so many men like coconuts (e.g. all the comments below that say so)? My uncle goes crazy for coconut, and I like it too. Even though you are a girl and like coconut, and your boyfriend hates it, it’s not the rule, and it’s kind of stupid to think so! Liking coconut is not a general rule and you cannot make general assumptions about people who like coconuts and whom don’t… Do not judge me by my taste in coconut, or my uncle’s taste, it does not make us feminine! (please do not miss the sarcasm…)

  206. Natasha says

    So tasty!
    I drizzled some melted semi-sweet chocolate over the top, followed by a sprinkle of chopped almonds and I could have SWORN it was an Almond Joy. Love it!
    Definitely going to play with this recipe some more ๐Ÿ˜€

  207. Jen says

    What makes me giggle is that this makes 6-8 bars and can be stored for “at least a few weeks.” Right. Like I’m going to let anything this good last that long.

  208. Gina says

    Just a note– I tried making these with my Kitchen Aid instead of the food processor and they turned out great! Just in case you don’t feel like breaking out the food processor.

  209. Belinda says

    These look great! What would be your suggestion if I were to use xylitol as the sweetener? Should I use water with it? The 1/4 cup?

    Thanks (:

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  210. Debbie says

    Hi. All of the recipes look great. I am looking for things that I can fix my diabetic mom. Some of your recipes I think I can substitute some items and they will have less carbs and sugar. Keep posting. I love all the new ideas.

  211. Maya says

    Hi! Looks really good! Can you use this receipe to make bounties? If not, could you please make one? ๐Ÿ™‚

  212. Fiona says

    I can see why these are called Coconut Crack Bars. What with being so easy to make and having such a simple and delicious flavor, I could see myself getting as addicted to these as crack! I used two tablespoons local raw honey, two tablespoons water, and one packet of stevia, leaving everything else the same. In love!! I could see myself adding more vanilla or maybe omitting the vanilla and adding lemon extract. Such a great and easy recipe! Thank you!

  213. maria says

    OMG. This sounds amazing!

    I’ve been craving coconut the last few days so I’m totally going to make this. I might add some vegan vanilla protein with extra stevia for some sweetness…especially because I rather not consume sugar. Your recipes are amazing, thank you!

  214. Petra says

    Greetings from Germany ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice recipe! Tried it out once like that and today I added blueberries ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m looking forward to the result ๐Ÿ˜€

  215. Diane Falk says

    One can NEVER have enough BOOKS!! They do things like hold recipes like this one, or take you away to another time, another place, another world. xxoox

  216. BrandyB says

    Found these bars on Pinterest and they look absolutely Heavenly – especially for so few ingredients (that I have on hand except enough shredded coconut)! Thank you!

  217. Richard says

    Ladies, sorry to burst the theory of “men don’t like coconut”, but I have to. I very much enjoy all things coconut, with the exception of coconut water. Meh…

    Anyway, I did make these are they are good. However I had to use my kitchen skills because the coconut ratio was low. Is it supposed to be PACKED COCONUT? Because it’s far too moist for loosely poured coconut. I also added 2 tsp of coconut flour to dry them out just a bit. Also, if these make 6-8 bars, then the portion is for small children or dwarfs, because these are not man sized. I could eat this recipe amount in one easy sitting. Either way it’s good. Thanks!

  218. Heidi says

    These REALLY hit the spot for a sweet craving! Thank you for the recipe! I started making the recipe using 1/2 the ingredients and messed up on the coconut oil (too much) so I added a little raw oatmeal to thicken a little and it was still delicious!!! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. sarah says

    Have you ever tried doubling or tripling the recipe to get a larger batch?? I have a teenage boy that LOVES coconut and he would polish these off in the blink of an eye.

  220. Shirley says

    I’ve been going Paleo for 6 days now and while it has taken some getting use to and my kitchen looks like a fruit & veg stall I am rather enjoying it. I do like sweet & savoury food so I was glad to find this Coconut Crack Bars & made a double batch 1 as instructed & the second with some Cacao Powder. I ended up putting them both in the freezer for 1 hour OMG I am a happy bunny. They are super tasty and just the right sweetness. Next batch I will use a Ice cube tray for portion control.
    Thank you for sharing

  221. Cathy says

    So I needed my child to eat coconut shreds, as part of a natural remedy we are trying. (Boys, dirt, barefeet – I’m sure other moms of boys have a clue what I’m talking about).
    Tried this recipe, except I subbed butter instead of the oil (Is it OK to say that on this site?). He liked it! I am so grateful. Thank you Katie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  222. Michele says

    Oh my goodness!! These sound amazing and I can’t wait to make them!! (My hubby likes coconut though… maybe not as much as me, but he does like it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Thanks for the recipe… looks pretty easy, too!

  223. Tania says

    I made a triple batch and everyone went crazy over them. Instead of stevia, I used 2/3 tbsp. PureLo Lo Han Sweetener (made from monk fruit) per batch. I also used seeds from one inch of organic vanilla bean per batch instead of vanilla extract. These are so filling that I made fingers instead of bars and I topped them with cocoa-dusted almonds. Thank you very much for this simple recipe!

  224. Tanai says

    I love these! I wouldn’t recommend using maple syrup though as there is 53 grams of sugar in 1/4 cup. I think I’ll try Stevia next time.

  225. Charlsey says

    Great simple recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ I made them and added about an 1/8th of a cup of enjoy life chocolate chips and it made the perfect chocolate lovers dessert thats semi guilt free ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. Vanessa says

    These are so good. I sprinkled almonds and chocolate chips on them and ate them straight out of the freezer. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  227. Tamzie F says

    Hello Katie,
    I tried your coconut crack bars and dipped them in chocolate (homemade Bounty!) Healthier, quicker and much better a recipe than one i used to use that had way too much sugar and margarine. I actually was trying to make a coconut spread but it wasn’t working . Will follow you version more accurately next time but it was pretty much what in on your ingredients list!
    thanks for sharing
    Tamzie F.
    Thanks, Will buy you book for sure!

  228. Tracey says

    I haven’t actually tried the original recipe, but put a half cup of frozen cherries in my first batch, and it didn’t even make it to the fridge! So yummy! Have just made the cherry version again for guests coming tomorrow, so hopefully they like them as much as I do!

  229. Christine says

    I just made these along with some homemade caramel sauce from feelgreatin8(with added unsweetened coconut flakes I had leftover) and it made a great topping.

  230. Allie says

    FANTASTIC!!! ***** Five Stars!!! These bars are super quick and easy to make. Pretty sweet though, so I halved the syrup amount. I also have topped these with EnjoyLife mini chocolate chips, or drizzled melted chocolate. My 3 little ones love these too. This is my new go-to recipe to bring places. Next time I’m going to sub a local raw honey for syrup/agave. Thanks for sharing this recipe:)

  231. Stacey says

    I was looking for sugar free recipes…been off white sugar a month. I made these this evening & ate several spoonfuls before I put them in refrigerator ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved ’em!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  232. Natasha Piccini says

    These are amazing! Made them several times now and always need to make double or quadruple the recipe. This time, I added about 1/4 cup boiled spinach to the liquids of a quadruple batch and blended before adding the coconut to make a lovely green for St. Patrick’s Day – don’t worry you can’t taste the spinach even a bit and it makes it extra nutritious and fun. Wish I could share a picture so you could see how beautiful it turned out. Thanks for this incredible and easy recipe! It will be our go-to treat for many years to come I’m sure! Great substitute for Rice Krispies squares.

  233. Cortnee Cockrell says

    These taste great right out of the food processor, my dear Katie the only issue I have with this recipe is that there is so little of it…seriously it doesn’t even fill up a bread pan bottom. I had to make 2 batches to even fill up a tiny rectangle Tupperware container…with that said it’s easy enough to double, triple, quadruple the recipe to make enough for someone other than you, that is if you feel like sharing them! LOL Thank you for the recipe. Oh and it’s me that has had to come around to coconut the husband LOVES it!

  234. Heidi says

    Omg!! Just made these, I don’t even know how you wait for them to set, I can’t stop licking the spoon!! Delish, perfect something sweet!!

  235. Heather says

    I just made theses in my Kitchen Aid Mixer with honey and chocolate chips that are soy and dairy free. I can’t wait to try them!

  236. Melissa says

    I made these last night, subbing honey for syrup. They were a little dry and didn’t hold too well together. What ingredient could I add more of to help? Hope someone is still active on here.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      It sounds like your coconut was probably extra dry (some of the fat had seeped out), which can sometimes happen and is the same reason making homemade coconut butter doesn’t work for some people. Just add a little extra coconut oil next time. It won’t really even add calories, as the natural oil that should be in dried coconut just needs to be replaced.

  237. Melissa says

    I made these last night, I didn’t have a food processor so I used some extra coconut oil and coconut flour and hoped they’d stick together. I was craving those bounty candy bars, so after i cut them up (and popped them back in the fridge to harden more), I dipped them in chocolate. Amazing! I think they would have been better in a processor, some of them fell apart, so I just slapped some more chocolate on and stuck them back together.

    My bf doesn’t like coconut either! Weird…

  238. Anup says

    this is so easy!..another softer alternative is mixing dessicated coconut, condensed milk, bit of icing sugar and spice and refrigerating it before eating..tastes yup!

  239. Leah Bonebrake says

    This looks fantastic! If you put almonds on top and drizzle with dark chocolate you will have Almond Joys

  240. Diana says

    Has anyone tried this recipe with sweetened shredded coconut? I am having a hard time finding unsweetened shredded coconut at a reasonable price, and I already have sweetened shredded coconut on hand. My apologies if I missed a discussion about this in the comments!

  241. Kelly says

    I just read the comment below that the oil should be melted first. Mine oil was soft, as its June, but it was semi-solid. (I wish it expressed it should be melted in the ingredient list!) Do you figure that’s why it won’t stay together when cut after freezing for 45 mins? The flavour is AMAZING though, I threw a few chocolate chips in, it definitely reminds me of Mounds or a Bounty bar ๐Ÿ˜€ it’s in the fridge, hopefully it will set eventually.

  242. Kimberly Carlson says

    I think I may have a new favorite go to for a quick easy sweet treat. I added softened baking chocolate and the flavor was so good I’m going to have a hard time eating these in moderation. I love Mounds bars but am avoiding unhealthy snacks and this came so close to the taste. Almond Joy lovers could add chopped almonds to this and I think they’d become addicted too.

  243. Teryl W says

    I just made the coconut bars with sweetened shreds, vanilla, salt and room temp coconut oil as binder. Then I pressed them into square silicone chocolate molds and put them in the fridge. Makes a nice sweet treat that’s healthy compared to most! (I think I might add chocolates next time!)

  244. Patty says

    Love the recipe! Gonna try it soon You once dated a man who doesn’t like chocolate, I Married one who could care less about chocolate! ! You know what that means Right? More for MEEEE! LOL

  245. Tasha says

    I just thought you should know you are going to be my 18 year old sons hero. He bought a coconut bar at the health food store yesterday and gave me one bite. Then he said I had to recreate it for him! I think this is recipe is pretty much what we are looking for! I guess that makes you my hero too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for posting the recipe. I will have to try it on my next day off.

  246. Andrea says

    I don’t think the proportions work. I had to add another 1/2 c of coconut because it was a syrupy mess. With the additional coconut, it made a fairly flat 5×7″ block.

  247. Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says

    I dunno. A wicked quick, real food dessert might not be the safest thing for my tummy. Or my willpower. I included this in my Christmas in July roundup.

  248. Suzanne says

    Katie-Your recipes look absolutely decadent!! My only question is-are any of them Gluten Free? I would love to make the coconut crack cookie bars, but they MUST be gluten free. I’m fairly new to this gluten free style of life, and I still have MUCH to learn about deciphering recipes as to whether they are gluten free or not. Thanks! Suzanne

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Many are! Here is a link to all of the recipes that can be gf if you use the gf options.

  249. Shannon says

    OMG! I just made these and they are heavenly!!! Thank you :). I added 3 tablespoons of carob powder and the are amazing! Super easy and relish.

  250. Lia says

    Love the recipe and use it often. Thank you. And I “crack” is a terrible… not cute or funny name. “Crack” refers (like it or not) to crystal-meth which wrecks lives and kills many.

  251. Paula says

    I made these but did not know how long to process them so I did it until it was well combined. I wanted to put them into an 8″ square pan but it did not even cover the bottom. They did not look at all like the picture. How long did you process them? What did I do wrong?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Process them until they are completely sticky and easily able to smash into the bottom of a pan. So probably longer than you did. If you wanted to do an 8×8 pan, I’d suggest doubling or tripling the recipe.

  252. Kristen says

    5 stars
    Coconut is my favorite flavor. I love this recipe. Sometimes I have to hid them from myself or I will keep eating. So good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  253. Phylis says

    5 stars
    Just made these, love how fast and simple. I added 2 tbsp peanut butter and chocolate chips – love it. Next time I’m doubling!

  254. Dawn says

    I am only able to find sweetened shredded coconut at my local grocery store. If I use this, how much would you suggest I change the agave about to?

  255. wendy says

    5 stars
    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but any no – bake bars that are healthy and few ingredients to-boot is a 5 star for me and if I like it “bonus”!

  256. Michelle says

    5 stars
    Just made these and they are the most amazing thing ever! Dangerous to make alone because I would seriously eat the whole batch at once.

  257. Lisa says

    5 stars
    These are great. You need a food processor, though. I tried just mixing them, but the ingredients kept separating. Total yum. I used a Chinese takeout container to press them into. Worked nicely and provides storage as well.

  258. Tommy says

    5 stars
    Sorry for destroying your theories Ladies shoe and I’m a man and i like coconuts;) Just tried this recipe and it is surely the best thing and eat today. Ofcourse since i’m a man and must have scr * in things over ๐Ÿ™‚ well my problem was That it came out this soft (could not make it into bars), maybe it’s because i was too hungry and waited only 20 mins in freezer. or maybe because i did not stick to the recipe since i do not use salt, I did not have anything like vanilla and exchanged agave or maple syrup with coconut milk + Acacia honey but it was still a super tasty! Thanks for great recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. Beth says

    5 stars
    I left out the chocolate, subbed coconut flour 1:1 for half the coconut, plus added 1/2 cup hazelnuts coarsely ground, and used it as a pie crust for a no-bake chocolate avocado pie!

    The two complemented each other perfectly; scrumptious!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  260. Benjamin Weingarten says

    5 stars
    Hello Katie! Coconut is my favorite. In my free time I used to try some new recipes using coconut. Last Sunday I have given the birthday party to my friends. On that time I have made coconut recipes. All my friends were praising me for this. Thanks for sharing.

  261. Anonymous says

    As someone who has been devastated by someone’s addiction to crack, I do wish that you (and others who use “crack” as a joke name for a food) would please consider using a different name. Crack addiction is no joke – my children lost their father, and I lost my husband because of it. He abandoned us, throwing away his family and his future. “Crack” has no place in a recipe name – it trivializes the seriousness and the reality of what crack does to families and children. It’s not cute or funny to me at ALL, and I know I’m not alone in this.

  262. Mary says

    5 stars
    I love coconut and these are so good!! My husbands entire family hates coconut. Every single one of them. Guys and gals. When I make these for myself I make my hubby something with peanut butter because he loves it.

  263. Jamie Campbell says

    5 stars
    I just made these. I added mini chocolate chips and a tablespoon of almond butter. I don’t have a food processor so I mixed them by hand. I rolled them into balls and put them in the freezer. They are SOOO good! My husband loves them too ?

  264. Kristin says

    5 stars
    Made these as a “cookie base” for a Memorial Day fruit tart. Pressed a little thin into 8×8 and topped with coconut “whipped cream” and berries. Delish!

  265. Kristen says

    5 stars
    Yum! Seriously, how does any of the “batter” make it to the dish to be chilled? I have a feeling I will be buying coconut more often now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  266. Jennifer says

    I’ve made this recipe a few times according to the instructions and they keep not turning out. They fall apart and are too moist. They won’t hold their form as bars. So I tried putting in less of the coconut oil but it still kept breaking apart. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any tips? They taste delicious, they’re just crumbling in my hands so I end up having to eat it with a spoon! Thanks!

    • A H says

      Are you processing in a food processor? And are you using virgin coconut oil? Virgin coconut oil hardens when cold, so make sure you’re using that.

  267. Sunee says

    Is there a typo in the recipe? One cup of coconut flakes only made a very tiny batch, nothing like what is pictured on this blog. They were delicious but really tiny .

    • A H says

      Mine made 6 bars, as indicated in the recipe. Not sure what may have happened–did you check out Katie’s FAQ at the top of her blog? That may offer some guidance.

  268. Etien Rousseau says


    The right response is SEX!
    Chocolate is ugh for me, I’d rather do those FANTASTICK looking coconut bar mixed with marijuana for a digestion improving and wildnight guaranteed dessert. Sounds WOW

    Thanks A LOT in advance tonight is the night!

  269. Shannon says

    I just tried these last night and wow! So simple and so good (without being bad). I doubleded the recipe and added a little extra vanilla and coconut oil. I used the liquid stevia I had but only a couple of drops because this was pretty sweet on its own. I will definitely be making this again and again. Great treat for my two year old and the rest of our family. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  270. jkr says

    One can never have enough cheese.

    (I can do without chocolate just fine, but I’ll have to try the coconut bars. Thanks.)

  271. Edi | SunCakeMom says

    I so love the simplicity of this dessert and the fact that it can be stored in the fridge for days. Probably even more if someone can resist picking up one every time he passes the kitchen…

  272. Pauine says

    My son’s school is ‘nut free’ (as are most schools in Australia) but he is on a diet from a paediatric dietician. Decreasing carbohydrates (but not eliminating because he is a growing lad) and increasing proteins. So, I’m going to send along this healthy snack to take to school. Only problem is: he doesn’t like coconut (that must resound try with a lot here). Therefore I’m going to replace the coconut with rice puffs and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing this.

  273. Janet Paula says

    Can I substitute melted raw cocao butter chips for the 2 T of coconut oil. Do you think it will work. Thanks.

  274. Meut says

    I tried mixing with only a spoon and not using a food processor. I do not recommend this method. I think the pulverised coconut is better at absorbing the maple syrup and coconut oil. My bars didn’t hold up. The mix is still very good, though, but I had to eat it with a spoon!

  275. Alyssa says

    OK, I’m a mom, so I believe you can never have enough clean underwear.
    That being said, I LOOOOOOOOOOVE coconut, and I am going to make these ASAP!

  276. Carol says

    Just made this with some modifications due to my addiction to chocolate and to save calories (and my glucose level)! I added 1 T of cocoa powder and 1 T of water. To replace the maple syrup, I used NuNaturals NuStevia Simple Syrup. Instead of a food processor for many of these recipes, I use my 4 cup pull chopper (you can google the term). This is a lot quicker and easier. Using a small silicone spatula makes it easy to get every last bit out of the bowl. These actually taste like Mounds Bars! You could even press an almond into each piece prior to refrigerating or freezing. Does a watched freezer ever freeze???? Can’t wait!

  277. Mychal says

    Do these have to stay refrigerated until you serve them? I’m wondering if these could be a candidate for a bake sale, where they would sit out for a day or so?

    • Jason Sanford says

      As long as it’s not a warm day, they should be fine to sit out for a little while. Only issue is that coconut oil melts when it’s warm.

  278. Leah Kohlstrom says

    This is amazing! I make it regularly and LOVE it. I have, without problem, substituted honey for the maple syrup. Have you ever added nuts to this?

  279. cindy says

    i definately want to try this, but how do you figure out 1/8 th of a tsp of the salt? I don’t have that measurement on my set, just one forth, wish I was better at math

  280. Veronica says

    I just made these and they are delicious however I was only able to get 3 bars out of it. Could it be because I didnโ€™t melt the coconut oil?

  281. Deb says

    Hi, I will be going backpacking in a week and would love to take these along. How long do you think they will last without refrigeration? I’ll likely be in 60-70 degree days and 40-50 degree nights.

  282. Julian Salomon says

    I get an inspiration with this delicious coconut recipe and made healthy cococnut curd rolls. They are no bake, but you need to cook them in hot boiled water. Coconut flour become soft that you don’t feel grains because they mix with the curd. If anyone is interested here is this dream recipe: I know that coconut makes curd naturally sweet and the taste is simly amazing. This is my favorite dessert.

  283. Kelly says

    We made these only spreader them out and spread some milk chocolate. Next time we will spoon this and put an almond on then the mil chocolate. We really fell in love with them!!!! Delicious recipes!! Thank You sorry no pictures as we devoured them as fast as made them. We will post pictures on next batch!

  284. Julie says

    This recipe is wonderful! I was worried that the small size of the container would mean that the serving sizes were listed as wayyyy too small but this recipe is so filling that a sliver was perfect. My only suggestion was to definitely line the container with plastic wrap or parchment and lift out to slice (use a very sharp knife), as I found cutting difficult due to the dense texture and how much the coconut oil firms up.

  285. Casey says

    I just made these last night and am confused about the serving size. When I cut it into 8 bars, they were each about 1 inch x 2 inch in dimension. That seems SUPER small to me, but is that right? The pictures make them look much bigger! I can’t tell if I did something wrong or not. I used a takeout container about 5×7 inches and it barely took up half the container, and they weren’t thick either. They taste delicious but I don’t really understand what the portion/serving size should be.

  286. Sam says

    I placed an order on Amazon for what I thought was one bag of unsweetened coconut turns out it was three huge bags that came so I went hunting for a recipe to utilize them and found your blog so excited to try these!

  287. james barnett says

    OOOH! If you dip/coat these in melted super dark chocolate, these would be an awesome keto version of Mounds candy bar!

  288. Eman says

    This would make a great GF crust for a layered no bake dessert, maybe even add some ground macadamia nuts. I use it as an “in between” filling for layered cakes. Thank you for sharing.

  289. Lily says

    Dear CCK, I packed the coconut mixture into fun shaped silicone molds and frosted them with my secret frosting. I did not freeze them. One of the few times my cooking came out right. The coconut bites were amazing!

  290. Jaye Fisher says

    I just made these with melted chocolate on top and subbed maple syrup with erithol sweetener. It was amazing. I will be making these again. Thank you for recipe xx

  291. Nancy says

    It says 100 per bar in calories. What size is the bar approximately?

    I’ve cut them in smaller pieces for myself but just wondering.

    Thank you.

  292. Cindi Strange says

    Mine liquified in the food processor. The only thing I did different was used honey instead of syrup.

    • CCK Media Team says

      It’s fine if it all turned into a batter. Press that into a pan, and refrigerate or freeze to turn into bars.

  293. Julie L Kline says

    5 stars
    I just made these and they’re delicious. I added some pecans! One big recommendation I have is to DOUBLE the recipe. I made the recipe as written and just stared at it like, “what pan am I going to put this small amount in?” I don’t have anything smaller than an 8×8 that would work, so I made the recipe again and it fits nicely in an 8×8 pan.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Thank you so much for making it! It seems like we should update the recipe (this is an older recipe) to fit an 8×8 pan, because you are right that would make much more sense!

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