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Trail Recipe: Coconut Bars

The coconut bars might not be the best choice for ultra-hot summer weather, but they are a great option for trips the rest of the year. They are lightly sweet, and satisfying.

I’ve given two methods for making them.

Tree nut and peanut free, it’s a great option to the Lara Bar style recipes.

Coconut Bars


  • 1 cup shredded coconut*
  • ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt

Food processor:

Add all ingredients into processor bowl, pulse until chopped up and mixed.

Stand mixer:

Add all ingredients, beat on medium-high until fully mixed.

Both methods:

Pack into a square sandwich box, pressing down firmly. Cover and chill for a few hours, then cut into bars.

Carry wrapped in plastic wrap or in a box.

*Depending on taste preference, use mainstream sweetened coconut or use natural unsweetened. The sweetened will produce a stickier, denser bar. Normally, I use unsweetened coconut, but in this recipe, I find that it doesn’t taste as good.

One thought on “Trail Recipe: Coconut Bars

  1. Thank you for making bars without dates in them. I truly dislike the taste of dates and that flavor seems to overwhelm any recipe they are in.

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