CocoKeeto Bars – Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Bars

low carb chocolate coconut barsI have always been crazy about the combination of chocolate and coconut so it was only a matter of time before I made a Keto version of a Chocolate Coconut Bar.  My kids dubbed them Coco Keeto Squares and I kind of liked the name so I kept it!

These bars are perfect for a low carb or a Keto diet when you either a) need something sweet or you will eat the entire pantry or b) its the end of the day and your macro tracker tells you that you need more fat!  Yes, these are a great fat bomb, having 22 g fat and only 2 net carbs and 2 g protein.

Now if you don’t care about macros and can relax a bit on carbs, I will suggest modifications that will bring it to 5 g net carbs, which is pretty darn respectable for a yummy piece of Chocolate Coconut heaven!

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Bars

Tools Required

Food Processor (or a blender but having done it with both, go with the Food Processor!)

Silicone Loaf Pan.  When doing chocolate and candies, I can’t say enough about using silicone trays and pans.  No more trying to scrape something out.  You can even turn your pan inside out to gently push out your creations! I LOVE that!

Recipe: Low Carb Chocolate Coconut bars

Bottom Coconut layer:

Place all ingredients into a food processor using the S blade.  Process until the ingredients form a dough that falls away from the sides, scraping down the sides as needed.

Press the coconut mixture into the bottom of a silicone loaf pan (9 by 5).  If you want a thinner coconut layer, you can use an 8 by 8 silicon cake pan.  Put the pan in the freezer while you prepare the topping.

Chocolate topping layer:

NOTE: You can also use semisweet chocolate and omit the Stevia.  This will increase the carbs per serving by 2 carbs.

Warm the coconut oil and chocolate at 50% power in microwave until melted.  Stir in the sweetener if using unsweetened chocolate.

Spread evenly over the frozen coconut layer.  Pop back into the freezer for 30 minutes.

Take out of the freezer.  Turn the Silicone Loaf Pan inside out to release the frozen contents.  Cut into 12 equal pieces.  These keep very well in a ziploc in the freezer.

Each bar is 216 calories, 2 net carbs, 22 g fat, 2 g protein.  If you use powdered sweeteners instead of liquid, or semisweet chocolate, then adjust the carbs accordingly.

You could also add 12 evenly spaced almonds to this and make your own Almond Joy bars!

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70 Responses to CocoKeeto Bars – Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Bars

  1. Linda says:

    These are great!

  2. HAY says:

    Just make these. I must have done something terribly wrong with the chocolate b/c it is SOOOOO sour and bitter. I got liquid stevia and mine didn’t have a “dropper” so I just squirted some in. Too sour. Then more. Still too sour. Then I used my powdered Stevia and they the chocolate was still horribly bitter. I gave up and stuck them in the freezer. I will just have to power through the taste when I eat them! But the coconut part was super tasty!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh darn, I wonder why? Is it possible it was a bad batch of chocolate? Did you use the unsweetened or bittersweet or semisweet? They all taste quite different and the unsweetened definitely needs more sweetener if you are not used to it. Glad the coconut part was good!

  3. Galatea says:

    I made these for an Easter treat instead of a chocolate bunny. The only addition I made was after pouring on the chocolate, I let it set in the freezer for about 3 minutes and the sprinkled the top with some unground sea salt. Definitely took this to another level! So good!

  4. Magy Hermiz says:

    I was wondering if you can use coconut flakes instead of shredded?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I think it likely could work, I just have never tried it. If you try hope you will come back and let us know how it turned out.

      • Magy Hermiz says:

        I used unsweetened coconut flakes since its only 2 carbs per 1/4 cup, I put it in my ninja chopper, with a little less than 1/4 cup coconut oil, and 3 tablespoons of water, it gave a very moisturized texture since my coconut flakes were really dry.
        In the end stir together whatever sweetener you would like. I made a big batch and didn’t add anything to it, just left it in the fridge for whenever I need to bake something with it.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Wow! These taste great and are so easy!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m so glad you like them! Thanks

      • Val Sharlow says:

        Do you know how many ounces of chocolate there are in 3 squares? I have both a 4 ounce bar of Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate and a 4 ounce bar of Ghiradellis Unsweetened Chocolate. The Baker’s bar has 16 quarter-ounce blocks and the Ghiradellai’s bar has 8 half-ounce blocks. If I use 3 blocks of Baker’s chocolate, that would be 3/4 of an ounce but I want to use the Ghiradelli…so does that mean I should use 1 and a half blocks?

        Thanks for the help!

        • KetoWoman says:

          That is a great question because I had assumed that all baking chocolate was wrapped up the same way! In my packages of Bakers chocolate the squares are pre-wrapped and weigh one ounce each. I am going to add that up in the recipe too. Thanks!

  6. Kelly says:

    Love your recipes!, would love to receive your newsletter/blog by email, please.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You really made my day! I’ll have to learn how to do that email notification thing, LOL! I’m not a professional blogger, I just put up a recipe every now and then when I feel inspired to do it. Thanks for reading!

  7. Erin says:

    Have you made these with the chocolate part on the top and bottom?

  8. Lisa says:

    Can you use unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate?

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s not a direct substitute for the chocolate. You’d have to figure out how much cocoa powder plus how much extra fat (butter or coconut oil) would make the equivalent. It would just take a little experimenting.

  9. Heather says:

    Omg these are amazing. I made them a little smaller because my calorie needs usually aren’t that high, and frozen them in mini muffin cups. I was sad I was out of almonds, but having these is going to be great for those “oh shit moments” where I realize that I haven’t ingested hardly ANY fat that day. I’m still new to this and it’s really easy for me to revert to the “skinniest” diet food which is usually plain chicken and steamed broccoli. I tried adding coconut oil to my coffee but I didn’t like the mouth feel.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh I’m so glad you like them! And I like the idea of making them in the little mini cups, better portion control. Thanks for commenting!

  10. MsKO says:

    How much is a dropper?

    • KetoWoman says:

      When you buy the Liquid Stevia it comes with a dropper. A full dropper is about equivalent to about 2 tbsp sugar. But all this is really a matter of individual taste, you can use more or less.

  11. Isabel says:

    Hi,

    great recipe – as I am german I had to convert a bit, but I hope it works. My only question: what is a S BLADE???

    THANKS; Isabel

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s the name for the normal blade that you use in your food processor, if you look at the blade from above it has a curve like an ‘S’. I’ll see if I can find a picture and add it to the page here. 🙂

  12. OMG – was eating these straight out of the food processor, they were awesome. I actually put them in a muffin pan and will probably just cut them in half. Since I was eating the last bits out of the food processor, I’m going to call it a success. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  13. lisa says:

    I’d like to try these. I would use erythritol in place of stevia. Any idea how much would equal the stevia drops? Do you foresee any problem using powder erythritol ?

    • KetoWoman says:

      No problem that I can see as far as texture. I’m just not sure of how to equate them as far as how much erythritol to equal the droppers of liquid. I’m all out of my liquid stevia and haven’t reordered it so I can’t even check the bottle for you to tell you what’s in a dropperful.. maybe try asking the question in one of the bigger low carb groups on facebook? Someone might know how to convert it.

  14. Liz says:

    I was wondering if you have the nutritional values for these. Carbs, fat, protein and fiber? They are truly wonderful. I’d love my carb eating friends to try them, but they are allll mine 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      I don’t have the fibre , but the rest of the info is near the bottom of the post. “Each bar is 216 calories, 2 net carbs, 22 g fat, 2 g protein. If you use powdered sweeteners instead of liquid, or semisweet chocolate, then adjust the carbs accordingly.” I am glad that you like them! 🙂

  15. Kristen says:

    this might be a silly question, but..

    is the 1/3c coconut oil measured when it’s a solid, then melted? or melt it first, then measure out a 1/3 c?

    thanks!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I measured out 1/3 cup, then melted it and poured into the food processor. But I think it wouldn’t matter if someone did it the other way. Because there is no baking involved, there is lots of room for error in either direction. Hope that helps!

  16. Hope says:

    I made these tonight, mine didn’t turn out thick as yours but yes very yummy. Good fix for someone who is just starting out and not sure of what to eat and not eat. But this is definitely a great way to load on the fat. Much better than a tsp of Mct oil! Thanks for sharing!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Thanks for trying them! Mine could be thicker due to a smaller pan? And I agree, MCT oil: ICK! Chocolate and coconut: YUM! 🙂

  17. Morgan says:

    I am currently on a fat fast, and have been looking something with a lot of fat, low carbs and low protein. This was perfect!
    I did make a couple of adjustments, because I didn’t have liquid Stevia. I used powdered Swerve sweetener, and I probably used a teaspoon or a little more.
    I did not have liquid coconut oil, so I melted the solid coconut oil instead. Doing this caused the chocolate to separate a bit, the same as it does when making bulletproof coffee.
    I also used more coconut shards than the recipe called for. Probably half a bag, because when I put everything in the food processor, it got really runny (I probably over processed). After everything set in the freezer, I cut them into 12 pieces, and they were AMAZING! There is a nice little crunch with sweet chocolate and coconut taste. YUM.
    I used a glass cake pan, as I don’t have the silicon mold, and it worked totally fine. Seriously so good! One of my favorite Keto recipes!

  18. Erin says:

    I have powdered stevia right now; do you think I could use that and if so, how much is equivalent to a dropper full of the liquid? I am guessing it is much less since the powder is so so sweet in tiny amounts.

    These look so yummy!!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Hmmm, I have not used the powdered before. I want to say 1/2 teaspoon but I think you might have to experiment with it.

  19. Glenna says:

    If you don’t have the silicone pans then line your pan with wax paper leaving paper over the edges. Pull out of pan with the paper.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes I used to do that before I discovered silicone pans! It is an alternative. Thanks for visiting!

    • Ranger says:

      I just tried googling this question to no avail, low and behold all i needed to do was scroll down. thank thank thank you now excuse me while i get my bake on!

  20. Peter Marino says:

    These look awesome. I sooo miss Mounds bars and this looks like it fits the bill!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  21. Rebekah says:

    How much does the three squares of baker’s chocolate weigh please? That is not a product we have here so I need to use a different brand 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      The squares are pretty big as they sell them here. Each square is 1 ounce. You could easily use chocolate chips or any baking chocolate.

  22. Lima says:

    Is that the calories per square after you have cut them?

  23. Homeschooling6 says:

    Can I make these using my Vitamix? I don’t have a food processor. Should I invest in one? I see lots of good low carb/keto recipes requiring one so I’m wondering if I should just get one.

    Thank you,
    Linda @ http://www.homeschooling6.com

    • KetoWoman says:

      I have not tried them in my Vitamix yet. I find each of these appliances have their uses, and you will never regret having both. My Vitamix and my food processor are always on the counter because I use them both equally.

  24. Kathy says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I’ve got to get one of those silicone pans.

  25. Brazen Chocolate says:

    I am a chocolate maker (bean-to-bar) that makes a 100% organic stone-ground cacao bar (only one ingredient) that would be perfect for this recipe. I am a big proponent of healthy fats and chocolate. I will share this on my facebook page.

  26. valerie says:

    yummy !

  27. anitabreeze says:

    And that is why I keep things like this in the freezer!

  28. anitabreeze says:

    And indeed they are!

  29. vinma says:

    Chocolate and coconut sounds so yum! It is a great combination, you are right! And this picture is a killer! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  30. Carla WorkingMommyJournal says:

    these look delicious! and so easy to make! I am officially craving now at work (and not a good thing as i am here for the next few hours with no food!)

  31. Robin Rue says:

    Those look so delicious. I love that they sound relatively easy to make, too. I am not the greatest baker, so easy is right up my alley!

  32. Tracy47 says:

    Wow! Those look so so so delicious. Thank goodness today is Saturday and it’s my grocery store day. I’m adding these ingredients to my list and will be making these bars this afternoon. Can’t wait!

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