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Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Bars

Healthy snack bar loaded snack bar filled with a lot of nuts, chocolate, and coconut.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut and chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
freeze time 20 minutes
Servings 27 bars
Calories 190 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1/2 cup almonds crushed
  • 1/2 cup cashews crushed
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts crushed
  • 1/2 cup pecans crushed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh ground peanut or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoons sea salt depending if nut butter is salted or not

Chocolate topping

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ground peanut or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs


  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with plastic wrap.  Set aside.  In a large bowl combine, nuts, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs.  Stir to combine.  Set aside.  In a small saucepan add maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, and sea salt.  Bring to a slow boil over medium heat.  Whisk until smooth and continue to cook for an additional minute or two until mixture is creamy and starting to thicken.  Pour hot mixture over nut mixture and stir to combine.  Press firmly into the prepared 8 x 8-inch pan.  Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and tamp down more using the bottom of a drinking glass.  Place in refrigerator until cooled and set.

Chocolate topping

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Stir until creamy and smooth.  Spread over the top of the nut bar mixture.  Smooth top and sprinkle with coconut and cacao nibs.  Return to refrigerator until firmly set then cut into bite size bars.  I like to cut them 1 x 1 1/2-inches.  Store in refrigerator or freezer.  I like them frozen, personally.

Recipe Notes

  • In order for bars to be vegan, vegan chocolate or chocolate chips must be used.  
  • Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips may be used in place of chopped semi-sweet chocolate. 
  • Any variation of nuts may be used. 
  • Lining the pan with plastic wrap makes it incredibly easy to remove the nut bars from the pan.  Just lift the edges of the plastic wrap and the entire batch will lift right out of the pan.  Remove plastic wrap before cutting.
  • Bars cut best when partially frozen using a sharp knife.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.