Homemade Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

I adore making snacks and treats that are delicious, nutrient-rich, simple to make, and easy to take on the go to fuel my body and fit into my busy lifestyle. Since I always keep homemade coconut butter, organic rolled oats, gluten free grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits in my pantry, I decided to put them together to make a yummy homemade chocolate coconut protein bar with dried blueberries, dates and currants. These no bake bars are chewy, creamy goodness that is loaded with my favorite superfoods that will help you stay energized and radiant!

 

These homemade chocolate coconut protein bars are the perfect summer treat because you can whip up a batch in minutes and pop them in the refrigerator to enjoy whenever you want. During the summer all I want to do is make lots of healing foods recipes that don’t involve turning on the stove or oven. With all the gorgeous warm weather and sunshine who has time to be standing over a hot stove cooking? I use this extra time to go roller blading at the beach, eat out at my favorite restaurants, grill outdoors, go shopping at the farmer’s markets and see all the latest movies like Jurassic World. By the way this movie rocked!

 

These bars are also wonderful to eat for a quick and satisfying breakfast on the go. Pair them with my superfoods cinnamon coffee latte or a cup of green tea for a great start in the morning. I would much rather have these bars then eat some sugary processed cereal or fast food breakfast that is full of preservatives and unhealthy ingredients that will spike your blood sugar, make you tired and set you up for cravings more refined sugar and carbs later in the day.

 

In today’s recipe I used an awesome sustained energy cereal blend and added hemp protein powder, essential oil, raw honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and my recipe for chocolate honey coconut butter. This tasty gluten-free cereal has gluten-free rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, amaranth seeds, quinoa seeds, ramon seeds, dates, dried blueberries and currants. This fantastic cereal can be used hot or cold and it provides 6 grams of plant protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 1200 mg omega-3 fats with no refined sugar or gmo’s.

 

Want a bite?

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If you want to try this yummy blend you can buy it on Amazon here. If not substitute 1½ cups organic rolled oats, ¼ cup freeze dried blueberries, and 2 chopped pitted dates in the recipe.
I hope today’s recipe for homemade chocolate coconut protein bars will inspire you to start creating your own homemade bars so you can stay energized, satisfied and feeling amazing all summer long!

 

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Homemade Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Makes 8 Bars

1 ½ cups cereal blend or gluten-free organic rolled oats

1 scoop hemp protein powder (I used this brand)

¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

¼ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (I used this brand)

¼ cup hemp seeds (I used this brand)

¼ cup freeze dried organic blueberries (optional use only if making the recipe with the oats)

2 pitted dried dates chopped into small pieces (optional use only if making the recipe with the oats)

¾ cup chocolate coconut butter (here’s my recipe or you can buy it on Amazon)

1-2 tablespoons raw honey

2 tablespoons filtered water

2 ½ teaspoons pure organic vanilla extract

3 drops wild orange essential oil – optional

1 organic dark chocolate bar-optional (melt before drizzling on the bars)

 

1. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together cereal blend or rolled oats, hemp protein powder, pink salt, Ceylon cinnamon and hemp seeds. If using dried blueberries and dates with the rolled oats add them in and stir well.

3. Add chocolate coconut butter, 1 tablespoon of honey, the filtered water, vanilla extract and wild orange essential oil if using into the bowl and blend together until the mixture holds together when pressed between two fingers. Taste bars and add the remaining tablespoon of honey if you want a sweeter bar.

4. Press bar dough evenly into your prepared baking pan and cover the pan with foil. Place the bars into the refrigerator and chill until firm for around 1 hour. Pull chilled bars along with the parchment paper attached out of the pan and cut into even sized bars with a sharp knife. Drizzle with the melted dark chocolate bar if using and enjoy a bar immediately or remove the parchment paper and place all the bars into an airtight container in the refrigerator until you want to eat one. Try the dark chocolate for a more decadent version if you’re big chocolate lover.

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Comments

  1. Good recipe of coconut and chocolate

  2. This sounds delicious and healthy, although I wondered if you’d tried substituting Stevia for the honey so it’s more suitable for diabetics? I’ve recently bought some organic cacao which, among its other health benefits, is said to be good for blood sugar control. I want to experiment with it for drinks and deserts.
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    • Thanks Sue! I have not tried the recipe with stevia but it should be fine to substitute it as long as you have a stevia that doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste. I would recommend using one of the organic stevia brands that are available and add the stevia in small amounts and see how it tastes. You can also grind up the dried blueberries into a powder and use as a sweetener and blend a small amount of the stevia powder into blueberry powder and then add it into the coconut butter. Let me know how it works out.
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  3. Wow these look fantastic! I can’t wait to make them. I am always looking for quick and healthy snacks to eat while on the go.
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  4. Want a bite? Yes. Amazon’s product is expensive and has no Prime. You don’t happen to live in my neighborhood do you?
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    • Zach, you can also find this superfoods cereal in local grocery stores like Whole Foods or Sprouts Market if you don’t want to get it on Amazon or just substitute gluten-free rolled oats in my recipe which you can buy all over. I just provide the info for people who like to buy from Amazon and can’t find it at their local markets. If I lived in your neighborhood I would bring a batch over for you to enjoy! lol….
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Homemade Chocolate Coconut Protein BarsMy Profile

  5. This sounds and looks delicious as well as healthy!

    I made an interesting discovery when I clicked on the link for your favourite brand of hemp protein. Amazon.com tells me this product does not ship to Canada. That’s weird, since it is made by a Canadian company in a city only two provinces away! So I looked it up on Amazon.ca, and sure enough, it ships here.
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  6. Wow Shelley that looks awfully tasty!LOL!

    And I don’t mind admitting, what originally drew me to this particular post was
    the word snack!LOL!

    I saw that word and thought to myself, this recipe can’t be all bad!LOL! But I gotta tell you, judging from your pictures, these look like some mighty tasty snacks!

    And if they happen to be good for you, that’s even better!LOL! Thanks!
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  7. Hello Shelley, Oh Yeh I want a bite HEHE Actually how about the whole bar? Yummy! It sounds and looks wonderful. What a great treat this would be for my grandsons and me to of course HEHE

    Great Share.. Thanks Chery :))
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  8. oh these look SO good and easy to make. That is ALWAYS a winner for me. I will definitely have to add them to my back to school menu for quick snacks after the kids get home from school! <3
    Heather recently posted..Birthday Parties & Sensory ChildrenMy Profile

  9. I make sure to eat prior to arriving to you site, all the time. I love the quality you put in sharing food. Which only benefits each of us.

    Your insight for keeping the stove and oven off. Makes allot of sense. I try to grill each day and it comes as a 5 minute drill for me. Love doing it and our land makes it even better. Thanks for another great food source.

    By the way. How long can they keep fresh?
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  10. I really need some of those. thank you for the recipe. You are very much talented in cooking I think, Please share your master recipes with us.

  11. Looks yummy! Might just make this for my snack section!
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  12. It looks very tasty bars, I will make for my family.

  13. Very beautiful chocolate
    I like this
    Very cute and awesome
    recipe is very useful for me.
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  14. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea. I love it. 🙂

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