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Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars, vegan, gluten-free - holycowvegan.net
Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars, vegan, gluten-free
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars have twice the chocolate and coconut flakes for oodles of deliciousness. They have no added fats, and are gluten-free, soy-free and vegan, of course.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 144 kcal
Author: Vaishali
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan turbinado or cane sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba or chickpea brine (you can sub applesauce if you wish, but your cookies will be more tender and they could require a couple of extra minutes of baking time)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Place all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and coconut flakes in a bowl or in the bowl of a food processor. Mix or pulse until everything comes together.

  3. Add the chocolate chips and coconut flakes and mix until combined. If you are doing this in a food processor, just pulse a couple of times until everything is mixed.

  4. Line a 9 X 9 inch glass or metal baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

  5. Pat the batter evenly into the pan. This batter is a little dry, but it should be moist enough to hold together when balled. If it's too dry, sprinkle on some aquafaba and mix.

  6. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Cool thoroughly on a rack, then cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars, vegan, gluten-free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 15.5g
Protein 2.3g 5%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.