No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

When it comes to desserts, I love easy recipes. But I have to admit that I like them fancy. On weekdays I don´t have much time and patience to prepare something fancy. That’s why I love this recipe. It´s really easy and quick to make and I think that they are perfect for kids.

No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

 

This dessert is one that I love to make because it requires ingredients that usually I have in my pantry and in the other hand I don´t need to use a mixer! You can totally make these by hand, with a whisk, and a wooden spoon. These coconut bars do not require any baking, it comes together with only a few ingredients and most importantly, it is intensely, supremely satisfying.

I like to make these coconut bars for special occasions, but they’re really great for even a casual weekday.

I like to make these coconut bars for special occasions, but they’re really great for even a casual weekday.

This recipe contains homemade condensed milk. Condensed milk is a mixture of milk and sugar, which is simmered until it is reduced by about 1/3 and thickens. But you can do it sugar-free and dairy-free, and it’s easier than you think. You will only need two ingredients: coconut milk and low-carb sweetener. If you’re not on a keto diet you can use one can of sweetened condensed milk.

No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

In my family, we have those who love coconut desserts and those that just ate them… I and my youngest son love coconut. In the other side, my husband and my oldest son aren’t a big fan of it. So I must say that I made these bars because of my little boy. He loves to eat them as a school snack.

No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

The salted caramel that you see in the pictures is optional. This was my son’s request. It’s not sugar-free and you don’t need to drizzle your coconut bars with it.

No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

Coconut bars freeze well – they even taste greatly frozen! You can store them in the fridge or even in an airtight jar at room temperature.

No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!

 

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Keto No-Bake Coconut Bars
No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!
No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Homemade Condensed Milk
  • 800 g Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Coconut Bars
  • 3 cups Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 cup homemade condensed milk
Chocolate layer
  • 200 g dark chocolate 90% cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Homemade Condensed Milk
  • 800 g Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Coconut Bars
  • 3 cups Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 cup homemade condensed milk
Chocolate layer
  • 200 g dark chocolate 90% cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
No-bake coconut bars made with homemade condensed milk are an easy,  healthy and keto delicious dessert that can satisfy your craving for sweet!
Instructions
Homemade Condensed Milk
  1. Pour all ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and let it bubble away until the mix has reduced to almost 1/3 of the original amount, stirring regularly. The condensed milk is ready when it coats the back of a spoon and its colour begins to darken slightly.
Coconut Bars
  1. In a medium bowl, mix coconut and homemade condensed milk to make a thick and sticky paste.
  2. Line a tray with parchment paper and fill in the sticky mixture.
Chocolate layer
  1. Pour the chocolate, heavy cream and butter in a bowl. Microwave it for 1 - 2 minutes, opening the door and stirring occasionally.
  2. Drizzle the coconut layer wiyh this chocolate ganache.
  3. Place the tray in the fridge for 15 minutes so it firms up before cutting.
Recipe Notes
  • Wet your knife before you cut and clean it after each cut to remove any coconut shreds that got stuck on it.
  • Use a dark chocolate containing 90% cocoa solids. It is very low in sugar. Or you can even go for sugar-free chocolate.
  • The coconut bars you see in the photos are drizzled with salted caramel which is not low carb. As I said before, this was a request from my son. So, you don´t need to use it.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 356 | Total Fat: 53 % | Cholesterol: 1 % | Total Carbohydrate: 2 % | Dietary Fiber: 44 % | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 7 %