These paleo granola bars with hemp seeds and coconut are easy to make and taste amazing.

Stack of 4 paleo energy bars with hemp seeds, coconut and raisins.

These paleo coconut bars are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and aside from toasting the coconut, there’s no-baking required. They’re sweetened with pure maple syrup and only contain a handful of other wholesome ingredients.

Enjoy these for an energy boost before a workout, as a mid-morning snack or for a sweet treat anytime of day.

Recipe Features

  • Just 4 simple ingredients needed.
  • Toasted coconut adds an extra touch.
  • Include nutritious hemp seeds for a chewy texture, nutty flavour and source of nutrients.
  • Naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
  • No-baking required (aside from toasting the coconut, which is optional).
  • Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and suitable for a paleo diet.
  • No blending needed.
  • Great for hiking, camping and snacking on-the-go.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for paleo energy bars being mixed in a bowl.

A complete list of ingredients with amounts and full instructions is located in the printable recipe card below. This section covers ingredient and substitution considerations.

  • Nut Butter: You can use cashew butter or almond butter or for nut-free bars, tahini or sunflower seed butter.
  • Coconut: Use shredded unsweetened coconut. For extra flavour, try toasting it first!
  • Maple Syrup: This can be swapped for soaked, pitted dates.
  • Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are idea for their fine consistency. If you want to substitute sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or nuts, I’d recommend pulsing them in a food processor to break them down a bit before adding them to the bars.

Add-Ins: Try adding things like raisins, unsweetened cranberries or cacao nibs for a treat. You can do chocolate chips too but they would no longer be paleo with the added sugar. For extra flavour, you can add a pinch of cinnamon, sea salt and/or vanilla extract.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Toast the coconut. This step is optional but adds a wonderful flavour to the bars.

To toast coconut, preheat your oven to 325 F. Spread shredded coconut on a baking pan and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes until nice and brown. Make sure you keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

Toasted shredded coconut on a baking tray.

Step 2: Mix the ingredients. While the coconut is toasting, you can mix up the dough for the bars.

You can mix everything up in a bowl or make easier work of it and toss everything in food processor and blend into a thick, sticky dough.

Sticky paleo energy bar dough with coconut in a bowl.

Step 3: After you’ve mixed up the dough, press it into a parchment paper-lined 7 or 8-inch square baking pan. Take a few minutes to really work the dough in and press it into all the corners.

Paleo energy bars with coconut and hemp seeds in a metal baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 3: Freeze then slice.

Place the bars in the freezer for 1 hour or refrigerate overnight. After they firm up, lift them out of the pan and cut into squares or bars.

Sliced paleo bars lying on a piece of parchment paper.

Notes

Serving Size: I would recommend cutting these into 16 bars to keep the serving size on the smaller size however you can also cut them into 8 larger bars. If I was heading out on a long hike for example, I’d go for a large bar but for a daily snack or dessert, a smaller portion works well so you can grab 1 or 2.

Nut-Free Bars: Use sunflower seed butter or tahini instead of nut butter.

Add-Ins: Try up to 1/2 cup add-ins such as cacao nibs, raisins, chocolate chips or cranberries.

Stack of toasted coconut paleo hemp seed bars.

More Energy Bar Recipes

Loving these no-bake bars? You might like these too:

Did you try this recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Click here to leave a review.

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Stack of toasted coconut paleo hemp seed bars.

No-Bake Paleo Granola Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Enjoy these homemade paleo granola bars with toasted coconut for a nutritious and delicious snack or dessert.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Spread the coconut on a baking pan and bake for approximately 5-10 minutes or until thoroughly browned and toasted. Watch carefully after 5 minutes as it can burn quickly.
  3. While the coconut is toasting, mix the other ingredients together in a bowl or food processor until it forms a thick dough.
  4. Add the toasted coconut and mix well.
  5. Press the mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper. Make sure you spend some time really pressing it down into the pan.
  6. Freeze the bars for 1 hour or refridgerate overnight. Lift the bars out of the pan using the parchment paper and slice into 16 squares or 8 large bars.
  7. Store in a container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

Optional Add-Ins: 1/4 cup raisins and/or chopped dark chocolate or cacao nibs.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: paleo bars, paleo protein bars