Sugar-Free Coconut Carob Bars
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Easy-to-make, 6-ingredient coconut carob bars made without sugar or sweetener! A nutrient-rich, high-fat low-sugar treat with rich chocolate flavor.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Serves: 12
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp (144 g) coconut butter (or store-bought // warmed to liquid texture in oven, stovetop, or microwave)
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 4 Tbsp (24 g) toasted carob powder
  • optional: 1 1/2 Tbsp (22 g) maca powder (adds adaptogenic benefits and caramel flavor!)
  • 1-2 Tbsp (9-18 g) coconut flour (for thickening // or sub almond flour)
  • Healthy pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: Stevia* to taste (I didn't find it necessary)
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend to combine until completely smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more carob powder for "chocolate" flavor or sweetness, maca powder for caramel flavor, salt for saltiness, vanilla for vanilla flavor, or coconut butter for creaminess. If it appears too liquidy, add the remaining 1 Tbsp (9 g) coconut flour. You're looking for a pourable liquid, but not too watery.
  3. Pour into cupcake liner molds, a lined loaf pan, or silicone chocolate molds like these or these, and let cool until firm. Depending on the temperature of your home, they may solidify at room temperature. If not, carefully transfer to the refrigerator until firm. Then remove from molds and enjoy. Because coconut butter chilled has some texture, don't be worried if the tops of your bars have a bit of ridging to them - that's totally normal!
  4. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 1 month or longer. Let thaw slightly before enjoying for best texture.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 12 servings (half of 1 bar of 6 total).
*If you need to sweeten the bars, try stevia. I find liquid sweeteners like maple syrup can sometimes cause coconut butter to seize up.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/2 of 1 bar (of 6 bars) Calories: 120 Fat: 11.2 g Saturated fat: 9.8 g Carbohydrates: 5 g Sugar: 1.5 g Sodium: 25 mg Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 1.2 g
Recipe by Minimalist Baker at