You will not be able to resist the ooey-gooey chocolate, caramel like topping, and cookie crust in these Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Sweeties.
I originally posted these in 2014. I’ve recently updated the photos and post.
These are basically my spin off magic bars (or monster bars) and they are extremely addicting. It’s best to share these Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Sweeties so that you don’t end up devouring the whole batch — and hating me.
Not only are the decadent and rich, they are simple to make. My school aged children love to make them for their friends. I started making these dessert bars about 15 years ago, and they remain a favorite.
They were a huge hit at parties and my friends begged me to make them every time we had a gathering. No one would have ever guessed they were gluten-free.
These Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Sweeties are loaded with delicious flavors and textures using a homemade mock-like graham cracker crust. The delicious and crunchy crust serves as a fantastic foundation for the gooey center and crunchy nutty top.
I’m not going to lie, these bars are not healthy, and they aren’t paleo. This is one of those treats that you enjoy every once in a while.
You can make up big batches of these bars and freeze them for up to six months. They make great home-made holiday gifts, birthday party treats, and graduation dessert bars – and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Mix it up by sprinkling other types of chopped nuts on top, or use white chocolate chips in place of milk chocolate chips. You can also make these dairy free by using dairy-free sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter.
But please, no matter what, don’t try to sub the sweetened condensed milk for straight coconut cream. I had a reader do that once and it wasn’t pretty. She said they tasted fine, but she had to eat them with a spoon.
This is a one pan dessert that anyone can make, even the newest baker. My kids have made these for sleepovers before. The directions are simple to follow and the ingredient inexpensive to procure.
If you make these super yummy Chocolate Coconut Sweeties, please stop back by and let me know what you thought! These have always been a favorite in our house and I hope they will be a favorite in yours.