Project Description

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Brown Rice Bars

Minimal ingredients for a lot of flavor & healthy benefits in these quick and easy bars.


I came up with this recipe one night when I was really craving something sweet but did not want to bake as I remember it being pretty hot outside.

I happened to have all the ingredients on hand and decided on this combination hoping for the best.

It was! Now, luckily, I am able to share this recipe with you! Let me know what you think!

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Brown Rice Bars

Full Recipe

  • MAKES: 12 BARS
  • 4 cups brown rice crisps
  • 2 cups quick oats

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, divided

  • 1/3 cup milled flax seed

  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs coconut oil, melted, divided

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla

  • 6 oz dark chocolate

  • Line a 9x13in baking dish with parchment paper with some over hang on sides.

  • Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  • Add syrup, 1/4 cup oil, and vanilla to pan, stir well and allow oil to melt and incorporate into mix.

  • While liquid heats and melts, mix together all dry ingredients in a large bowl until combined.

  • Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and stir until sticky and and well blended.

  • Slowly drop mixture into the baking dish and press down using a rubber spatula or your hands until firmly packed and even.

  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat and add remaining coconut oil and coconut flakes. Stir.

  • Allow coconut to toast to a light brown and get slightly crisp.

  • Sprinkled toasted coconut over bars and pat down.

  • In another small and final saucepan, melt chocolate over medium-low.

  • Once melted, spoon chocolate into a piping bag with a small point or alternatively, in a plastic sandwich bag followed by snipping off a small corner with scissors.

  • Drizzle chocolate over bars in a zigzag pattern.

  • Cover pan with lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Any less time will be fine but bars might crumble.

  • Remove bars using paper overhang as handles and place on cutting board.

  • Slice bars into about 12 bars and enjoy!