Recipes: Coconut Bars

Found this easy-to-make gluten free, dairy free, Paleo and vegan coconut bars that you can recreate at home. I love looking for recipes that use coconut (there are so many health benefits of coconut, you should Google it!) and I love recipes which use minimum ingredients and require minimum effort.


  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan combine coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Cook, stirring, over low heat, about 5 minutes, or until the shredded coconut has softened and absorbed some of the oil. Remove from heat, and add stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Firmly pack the mixture down, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Cut into bars.
  2. If the coconut bars stick in the pan, place the pan in a shallow dish of hot water for a minute, and it will loosen, and come out.



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