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

Yields 18 small squares

Blueberry Bliss Bars

A no bake treat perfect for summer!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  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.

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

  1. Hi, these look delish! Except....I'm allergic to coconut and am lactose intolerant. Is there something that I can use to substitute for the coconut cream that's not condensed milk or heavy cream? :s
    1. I'm sorry, I am not sure of another sub. :( Maybe cocoa butter? If you used that, you would need to melt it and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
    2. Cashew Cream/butter ?you could soak your own cashews overnight to make this or available from many organic, specialist health stores xox
  2. Has anyone been able to get this recipe to solidify enough to serve as bars? I followed recipe exactly, didn't see how it could possibly congeal into a semi-solid/solid; was disappointed but not much surprised when it didn't. I froze some and the result is an ice milk; I refrigerated some and the result is flavored milk.The flavor is good- I like each ingredient separately so can't go wrong as a combination flavor- but curious to know if anyone really did get this to become solid and if so- how, please?
    1. As I stated in the recipe, this works best with coconut butter. Coconut cream will have to be frozen to solidify. Coconut butter will harden in the fridge. I hope this helps. :)
  3. Hi, I just made these and wonder if they should feel a bit greasy (solid but greasy), maybe from the coconut butter?They were very easy alhumdulillah, and I thank you SO MUCH for this recipe as I'm trying to eat healthier and more "brain food." I must admit it'll take me a minute to get used to the "not overly sweet" taste that comes in some raw foods, but I like these.Thanks.
    1. I am glad you liked them! I didn't notice they were greasy. Did you use store bought coconut butter, or homemade?
      1. Well, they are still a tad on the oily side if I try and hold them (like a brownie), but I've been eating them with a fork. THEY ARE SO GOOD!! My batch netted about 23 bars (when I cut them, some of the edges were smallish and weird shaped).I bought Artisana Raw Coconut Butter, but it had separated at the top (layer of oil) so maybe that is why. I did check the expiry date, which wasn't until 2016. I would like them just a hint sweeter, but other than the fake sugars (and I'm not a fan of anything not in it's natural state) do you have any suggestions? I also wouldn't mind trying that rose water someone mentioned! Or maybe trying these with something and adding a touch of cardamom.I did do a calorie calculation and came up with 128 calories per bar.My math was: 14 servings per jar (16oz), 210 calories per serving. So 14 x 210 = 2940 / 23 = 127.8260 or 128.Thanks again for this awesome recipe!
          1. They're firm, just seem to begin to "melt" if you're holding them (where your finger touches it). But it's good, and my guinea pig co-workers also like it!
          2. Oh good! They do soften quickly out of the fridge. Maybe cut them into small squares so they are bite sized? That way you wouldn't have to hold them long. :)
  4. These are delicious, definitely gives me the fix I need for my sweet tooth, I followed all directions, and I would call this more like a fudge the way my turned out. I like that I need a very small piece to satisfy my craving
  5. These look amazing! However, where might i purchase Creamed Coconut & Ground Vanilla Beans?? Are these things i would make at home, and if so, how?
    1. You can make the coconut at home or buy it at the health food store in the same section as the nut butters. Here is how to make your own. http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/07/08/homemade-coconut-butter/ I buy the vanilla beans on Amazon. Here is the link. http://tinyurl.com/ouk5kob
      1. You can also make your own ground vanilla beans. Here's a link that explains how: http://www.tinayelle.com/how-to-make-vanilla-bean-powder/
  6. Thanks for the recipe! I just made a batch and they won't turn solid in the fridge so i'm gonna pop em in the freezer now. It tastes really amazing so far and i can't wait to get em solid!
  7. I was overzealous with our new blender and also just saw some questionable ingredients on the label of the Trader Joe's Coconut Cream I have had on the shelf for awhile. Anyway, my bars were very purple and in the frig there was some separation of juice and the rest was sort of gelatinous. I've drained off the juice (yum) and am freezing the rest to see if they are salvageable as a bar. They taste great no matter what, but right now they require a spoon!
    1. Sorry they are not freezing up for you. The consistency of coconut cream seems to vary. :( I really suggest using coconut butter now for a hardened bar.

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