Coconut Cream Larabars

These Coconut Cream Larabars are where it’s at. No matter who you talk to, most everyone seems to love larabar,  My two most viewed posts on the blog are the Peanut Butter Granola Bars and the Homemade Clif Bars.

The first larabar recipe I created was the chocolate brownie.  I think these healthy larabars came out even better!

Coconut Cream Larabars

These literally took about 5 minutes to make.  Can it get any easier?  I love recipes like this.  The store bought Larabars cost $1.50 a piece.  That can get pretty pricey if you are buying a lot of them.  So here is my recipe.  I hope you like it as much as we did.

Some other larabar recipes you may enjoy:

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Coconut Cream Larabars

Coconut Cream Larabars

Prep Time 20 min


  1. Mix the almonds, coconut and cashews in the food processor until fine.
  2. Then add the dates, oil and water and pulse until a dough forms.
  3. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper leaving enough room for some to come out the sides. That way, the bars will be easy to remove and cut with a pizza cutter.
  4. Press down the down so that it is packed well and place in the fridge to set.
  5. It will take an hour or two. Slice and eat. These should keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.


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328 thoughts to “Coconut Cream Larabars”

  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I've been meaning to try making some of my own bars for long hikes and such - and I just whipped these up - SO DELICIOUS!! I resisted the urge to add a ton of extra stuff (well, I did add 2 T chia seeds) and they are amazing!!!! Can't wait to fuel my body with this goodness climbing this Mt Whitney weekend!!! :) Thank you!!!
    1. Nutrition info if anyone is interested (with 2T Chia added) and making 20 balls out of the recipe: 1 ball = 102 cal, 5.7 fat, 11.4 carbs, 2.1 fiber, 7.9 sugar and 100% wholesome goodness!! :)
  2. I made these for the first time this evening and they turned out delicious. Due to my daughter's allergies, I used sunflower seeds and seasame seeds in place of the almonds and cashews. I regularly use several of your recipes and I'm never disappointed. Thanks again!! :)
  3. Hi Melissa, I just wanted to send you a huge thank you again for your amazing website! I especially love your Lara Bar recipes, the coconut cream is my favorite too! These are now a staple in my life, they are the perfect afternoon snack! I keep trying other recipes you have for lara bars and energy bites, but this remains my all time favorite! Thanks :)
    1. I don't soak the dates. I have never used coconut powder. Is it like coconut flour? I am not 100% sure it will work in this recipe. If you try, let me know the results.
    1. I have type 1 diabetes, and make and eat these with great satisfaction :-). Yes, they have carbohydrates, so if you avoid those altogether, you'll want to eschew these. However, they have a fair amount of fat from the nuts (and oil), which slows down the speed at which this reaches your blood sugar, so I wouldn't expect any big spike.
  4. I just made these yesterday and they were amazing! Even so, I couldn't resist adding a little sea salt on the top and drizzling some melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over them. I cut them into very small bars and froze some for later as they are quite high in naturally occurring sugar plus the additional from the chocolate. ;) They need to be just an occasional treat for me. I'm going to experiment adding other nuts and seeds to the base recipe seeds and leaving some of the dates in small chunks. Thanks Melissa for another great recipe!
  5. I just wanted to tell you I've been using this recipe for months and its fabulous. Really helps me continue to eat clean when I get a craving for something sweet. Makes me wonder why I would ever choose processed garbage when I could have this kind of good, satisfying food made in my own kitchen. My family and friends rave about them too. Well done! BTW, I too add a dash od sea salt. It just deepens the flavors a bit.
  6. I was wondering....some of your larabar recipes say to use raw nuts and others don't. Is there a difference in taste? Or are you always supposed to use raw? Or can I use others. Help!!!
  7. another hit! This one was so quick and easy it's ridiculous! The batter is delicious -- I hope the next two hours go by quickly! Thanks again Melissa for teaching me that sweets aren't all bad if you use the right ingredients.

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