Blueberry Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)

I don’t know if you noticed, but I love recipes that use only a few ingredients.  These Blueberry Bliss Bars are just that.  All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make these blueberry bliss bars!

This no bake recipe is perfect for summer.  I know I don’t want to spend time in my kitchen with the oven on.  It’s hot down here in Dallas!


Blueberry Bliss Bars - My Whole Food Life


These yummy bliss bars are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  This was my first time using creamed coconut and I have to say that it was pretty much exactly like coconut butter.  The only difference I noticed, was that creamed coconut seemed to soften faster out of the fridge.

Another great thing you could do with these no bake bars is drizzle a little of my 3 ingredient chocolate over the top.  Yum!  If you do that, then you will need to keep the bars in the freezer.

Blueberry Bliss Bars

Blueberry Bliss Bars

Prep Time 5 min Serves 18 small squares     adjust servings

A no bake treat perfect for summer!



  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, leaving enough room for some paper to stick out the sides.
  3. Dump the mixture into the pan and spread it out evenly. The mixture is very thick and you may need to wet a spatula to help spread it evenly.
  4. Once the mixture is in the pan. Gently press down using the extra sides of parchment paper.
  5. Stick the pan in the fridge to firm up. This should only take about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Once the mixture is firm, lift the whole thing out by the edges of parchment paper.
  7. I used a pizza cutter to cut mine into squares.


Recipe Notes

UPDATE: Some brands of creamed coconut will cause these to stay soft in the fridge. If you find that happens to you, just pop the bars in the freezer instead. You can also use coconut butter in place of creamed coconut

Please store these bars in the fridge. I keep mine in an airtight container with a piece of parchment between each bar. They should last at least a week in the fridge and you can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!

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237 thoughts to “Blueberry Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)”

  1. What do you mean with the creamed coconut, cups full? Have u added water to it? As the Creamed coconut Iv got is in hard blocks? They look lovely tho yum
    1. This was more like coconut butter. I think that the brand was misleading calling it coconut cream. I would suggest using coconut butter for these bars.
  2. I am confused on the ingrediant ground vanilla bean. Is it a dry powder??? In the pic above it looks like coffee grounds. Can you use a vanilla bean and scrape the pods out ??? Any answers would be helpful
    1. I used ground vanilla beans. They are basically vanilla beans that have been dried, so they are like a brown powder. You can certainly get a vanilla bean and scrape out the pods if you prefer
      1. where do you buy the ground vanilla beans? I've never heard of this. If we have to sub how many vanilla bean pods do you think would be needed?
        1. One vanilla bean pod with the seeds scraped will work. I buy the beans on Amazon.
  3. From Shape Magazine "Both coconut oil and butter seem to have health halos hovering over them, so many people view their fat profile as a magical, metabolism-boosting health elixir. I warn clients against looking at any food in this light, as it leads overconsumption and disappointment. While both contain unique and potentially healthful nutritional profiles, they are still calorie-dense—packing 130 calories per tablespoon of oil and 100 calories per tablespoon of butter. So don’t think of either as a free food you can use in your meals with reckless abandon. They aren’t the health-food version of Jack’s magic beans—the calories still count." 100 grams equals about 640 calories and these 'Little bit of bliss" look like about 200 grams. :-(
    1. I don't count calories. Stopped doing that once I started eating whole foods. I have been able to maintain my weight. I am not suggesting people go overboard with coconut products, but these are mine in moderation IMO.
    2. Here's the math on the calories: Coconut butter is 117 calories per tablerspoon. 16 tablespoons to 1 cup means there are 3,744 calories in the recipe of coconut butter. Blueberries are 85/cup = 170 in the recipe. Maple syrup is 52/tablespoons = 108/recipe. So, 4,122/calories for 18 bars = 229/bar. That's not bad. Although that also means that each bar only contains 1.8 tablespoons butter and 1.8 tablespoons of blueberries - which is super tiny. These "bars" are probably more the size of a piece of fudge. Again, fine if you just have one, but also super easy to overeat. I also think it's misleading to say this recipe has no processed sugar. Maple syrup is *heavily* processed sugar and has no health benefits over cane sugar. I bet you could make these bars without any added sugar and they'd still taste great.
      1. Thanks for providing the calorie information. However, I have to disagree about maple syrup. I grew up in New England (home of maple syrup), and the pure maple syrup is minimally processed, if processed at all.
  4. Hey! This looks like a great snack. I am going through some changes in my lifestyle and I was wondering if I could your opinion on difference between whole 30 and paleo?
    1. I think they are very similar. Whole 30 is just a more extreme version of paleo. A lot of people do have success on it. I personally haven't tried though.
    1. Coconut butter is in any health food stores near the nut butters. You can also make your own with shredded coconut.
    1. I wanted to clarify if you are allergic to coconut would you substitute yogurt or cream cheese at the same measurements as the coconut? Oops :) (Don't talk and type at the same time.)
  5. Great job on your recipe. Coconut is good for you. Pure maple syrup is a better choice than refined sugar any day. And I am sure you're not suggesting that anyone eat 17 of these in one sitting. Thank you for just wanting to share a recipe that others can enjoy! You're awesome.

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