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No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars

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


These no-bake coconut bars are completely addictive – and you can make them in less than 10 minutes!

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


pin-itAnd one can never have enough coconut.

Except maybe my crazy boyfriend who just yesterday informed me that he doesn’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 didn’t like chocolate… 😕

Fill in the Blank: One can never have enough ________. Dishes? Scarves? Jars of peanut butter?

I’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 puppies… I can’t go into Petsmart on adoption days for fear of taking home all the rescue puppies!

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


If you make these coconut bars, be sure to rate the recipe in the comments below or tag @ChocolateCoveredKatie on Instagram so I can see and like your pictures!

Coconut Crack Bars

No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars

Yield: Makes 6-8 Bars
Print This Recipe 4.96/5
No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars


  • 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 raw chocolate chips from the Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook


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. 🙂

    • 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! 🙂

  4. Tanya @ Playful and hungry says

    One can never have enough Almond Butter. Or Mango. Both is delicious! 😉
    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 😉

    • 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 can’ Buy them cuz I can’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 🙂 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 🙂

  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 🙂

    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. 🙂

  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. 🙂
    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! 😀

  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 !!!!

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