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Chewy, Chocolate Chip, Coconut Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

Author Izy


  • 4 tbsp (1/4 cup) coconut manna or coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp (1/4 cup + 1 tbsp) agave syrup or brown rice syrup (you can use honey, if not vegan)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened , , desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed brown rice cereal , (if you're in the UK, Rude Health makes a good one!)
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats , (gluten free if needed)
  • dark chocolate chips - however many you want!


  • In a large pot, heat the coconut manna/butter, coconut oil and syrup together, stirring over a medium heat until it starts to gently bubble. Add the vanilla and salt and continue to heat for 2 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the coconut, puffed rice and oats. Scrape the mixture into a lined 10 x 7-inch or 9-inch square tin. Gently spread it out with your hands and press down quite firmly to pack the mixture together. Quickly sprinkle over the chocolate chips and push them down a bit, then leave to cool (I put mine in the fridge for 30 minutes, but you can leave them at room temperature). Cut into 10-16 bars or squares. Store in an airtight container.