Toasted Coconut Date Bars

Super easy and delicious no bake toasted coconut date bars dipped in chocolate and made with minimal ingredients. Gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free for the perfect treat.

This post is sponsored in partnership with Edward & Sons to bring you these delicious toasted coconut date bars and as always all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate Possible.

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What do you need to make these toasted coconut date bars?

So glad you asked because holy cow you guys, these delicious gluten free and vegan toasted coconut date bars are so much easier to make than you think with just five ingredients, you will be eating one in no time! 

These bars are naturally sweetened with dates and shredded coconut and then dipped in decadent vegan dark chocolate.

So here’s what you need to make yourself some of these gluten free vegan coconut date bars.

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Edward and Sons is one of my favorites in the kitchen and I’ve found that their coconut milk is the best to create a delicious cream for any baking and their coconut flakes add the perfect crunch and texture to cereals, bars and smoothies!

Let’s Do Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes, the rich, white meat of fresh organic coconuts is manually separated from their shells and sliced into tender flakes. Slow roasting gives them a warm glow and toasty taste. This product is 100% organic coconut flakes with nothing else added — no sweeteners, preservatives, whiteners, or sulfites. 

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Happy Baking!

Toasted Coconut Date Bars

Super easy and delicious five ingredients Toasted Coconut Date Bars made gluten free and vegan.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, date bars, dates
Servings: 6
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • 1 1/4 cup medjool dates, packed and pitted
  • 2 cups Let's Do Organic Unsweetened Toasted Coconut Flakes more for topping
  • 1/4 cup almond butter natural
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • Place the dates into a food processor and blend until a ball starts to form. Turn off the processor and separate the date ball with your hands into smaller pieces. Add in the coconut and almond butter and then continue blending until combined. Try not to over blend or you will release some of the oils in the almond butter.
  • Prepare a 6×6 inch pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the bottom. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a microwave safe bowl, cooking in 15 second increments and stirring between each until smooth.
  • Cut the mixture into bars (6) and dip the bottom half into the chocolate. Place the chocolate dipped bar onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you have dipped each bar. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top of the bars and coconut flakes. Chill until the chocolate is solid and then serve. *Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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3 years ago

Thanks for sharing! Would cashew butter work too?

Amanda Nguyen
Amanda Nguyen
3 years ago

This was SOOOO good. I subbed sunflower butter for the almond butter. I will definitely be making this again! Thank you!!!

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11 months ago

Has anyone tried to freeze these for later?

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