Gluten Free Coconut Cheese Bars with Apricots | © 2013 |

These decadent-looking coconut bars are made from surprisingly healthy ingredients, including desiccated coconut, light cream cheese, dried apricots, cacao and rice syrup. When a sugar craving strikes, you will definitely appreciate these gluten-free, grain-free healthy snacks. They are perfect for lunch boxes and enjoying on the road too.

  • 160 g Desiccated coconut
  • 100 g 16% Cream cheese
  • 130 g Dried apricots
  • 15 g Cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp Rice syrup or honey
  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender. Process all together. Line a small loaf pan with a parchment paper.
  2. Press all the ingredients into the pan. Chill for at least an hour until firm. Slice and enjoy! | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


jasna varcakovic 17/6/13 05:50

Great simple recipe; I'm not allergic to gluten, but find that I feel better without it. Thank for sharing

Akila 17/6/13 05:55

Lovely bars with less ingredients...

Unknown 17/6/13 06:23

super yummy bars to munch at anytime

Unknown 17/6/13 06:48

Delicious bars,Angie! I will definitely try this! :)

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 17/6/13 07:21

I love anything with chocolate and these look delicious Angie! Have a great week. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/6/13 07:46

Delicious! A wonderful recipe.



Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 17/6/13 08:16

These bars are absolutely gorgeous :)

Choc Chip Uru

Lenia 17/6/13 08:44

Love these bars!They are very original!I would love to try them!

Sokehah cheah 17/6/13 09:20

Wow, just what I want to satisfy my hunger pangs! Looks easy to prepare and not much fuss with the ingredients. Nice clicks!

violeta pasat 17/6/13 10:48

Angie,i love homemade bars,these are crunchies?I've never made bars with cheese,look delicious and i'm sure taste dlicious too.

Unknown 17/6/13 11:07

This look so good!!
I saw the picture on google+ so I had to come over and have a proper look, how delicious :)

Belinda 17/6/13 12:00

They look gorgeous too - you should be selling these!

Barbara 17/6/13 12:10

Nice, Angie. No baking. The kids can help!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 17/6/13 12:13

They look too good to be healthy :)

Esther Lau 17/6/13 15:21

Angie, your set up and presentation is very beautiful and these coconut bars look delicious too!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 17/6/13 16:56

Coconut? And dried apricots? I already know I'm in love!!! Great bars, Angie.

Koko 17/6/13 17:35

Soooo yummy looking!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 17/6/13 18:20

This look so chewy, nutritious and scrumptious, Angie! I love how few ingredients you added and how easy they are to make. Great recipe!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/6/13 18:57

These make me feel healthy just looking at them. But-I'd rather eat them!

ChickadeeSays 17/6/13 19:12

These look delicious and your photography is simply stunning!

xx Kait

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Unknown 17/6/13 19:33

These are perfect for the children to make and to eat. Definitely bookmarked.

Amy 17/6/13 20:04

These cheese bars sounds wonderful. And what a healthy way to fuel up. :)

Anonymous 17/6/13 20:42

What a super simple recipe! I can do this....ha! These would be great mid-day snacks and not bad for you either. The perfect boost of energy!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 17/6/13 20:52

I need to make some of these delicious bars! All the perfect ingredients for my palate :)

Unknown 17/6/13 21:33

Wow, and they're so simple to put together too!

Vimitha Durai 17/6/13 21:43

Such healthy and crunchy bars

Alida 17/6/13 22:02

What a great idea. I have never made bars like these. They must be so much better than the industrial version. Very nice Angie!

Unknown 17/6/13 22:17

I'm very intrigued....yum. And your photos are so artistic!

Nancy 17/6/13 22:35

I love the look of them and that they are healthy too. Thanks for sharing Angie!

wok with ray 18/6/13 00:17

For someone like me cutting down on sugar. . . this is the perfect treat for me. Thank you, Angie and have a good week! :)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 18/6/13 01:38

These would be an awesome breakfast on-the-go!

Norma Chang 18/6/13 01:45

Easy, no cooking, delicious and good for you, perfect.

Pam 18/6/13 02:01

Great combination of flavors!

Ana Regalado 18/6/13 02:12

Angie , you had me at cream cheese ;D These moreish and no-bake bars look fantastic !

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 18/6/13 02:22

I haven't had apricot bars in years and it's nice to see an updated-healthier bar recipe to enjoy apricots on the side such as yours, Angie! Love the unique platter that you used to plate the bars! Very pretty!


google+'d for ya too!

Reeni 18/6/13 04:01

I love that there's so few ingredients in these Angie! I could easily get addicted to them! They look and sound delicious!

Medeja- CranberryJam 18/6/13 04:17

How easy! And sounds so good! I must try these :) Thanks :)

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 18/6/13 04:25

Never would i´ve guessed the list of ingredients was so short, and no oats! Love it Angie, and like the idea of trying it with carob powder too.

Rosita Vargas 18/6/13 04:36

Deliciosos bares me encanta muy saludable,saludos y abrazos.

Monica 18/6/13 04:47

I love these creative and unusual recipes that you share on your blog here, Angie. I'm always learning something new. I love these kinds of bars and they are great for on-the-go and make nice gifts to share too. Healthy ingredients is a big plus!

Terra 18/6/13 05:25

I love your flavor combo in these bars! I am a new lover of apricots, and really enjoy baking with them:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 18/6/13 06:59

these bars look superb! delicious, and even though I am never for GF, I have bookmarked these!

Anonymous 18/6/13 07:24

That sure does look decadent, but the ingredients don't scream it at all. I could definitely sink my teeth into this for sure.

Stephanie @ henry happened 18/6/13 09:08

I love apricots, so I don't see how I wouldn't love this! Such a good morning snack!

Unknown 18/6/13 10:25

Wow ive tried to make bars similar to this in the past but they never turned out as perfect as yours! And using cream cheese is pretty genious of you! Perfect morning snack :)

Caroline Taylor 18/6/13 12:13

These look great; so pretty wrapped up too. Lovely flavours.

Priya Suresh 18/6/13 13:14

Healthy bars,love to carry everywhere also wish to start my day with it.

Blog do Chocolate 18/6/13 13:34


Loved this healthy bars you made to show us ! ;)
They are certainly delicious and we can take them everywhere !

Cheers :)


kitchen flavours 18/6/13 14:15

These look wonderful! Coconut and apricots are my favourites!

Hema 18/6/13 14:30

These bars look perfect..

Evelyne CulturEatz 18/6/13 20:15

I would never have guessed cream cheese, the bars look really amazing and quite healthy. Great pics!

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 19/6/13 01:24

Angie, like the way you present your lovely cream cheese bars! It looks delicious!!

Heather S-G 19/6/13 02:43

I cI can totally see stashing a couple of these in my bag for a midday pick-me-up! Beautiful.

Cooking Quidnunc 19/6/13 02:55

Great looking bars and love that they are coconut! Perfect afternoon snacking bar.

Juliana 19/6/13 05:11

So interesting this bars...I love the idea of coconut and the apricots all blended with cream cheese...yum!
Have a lovely week Angie :D

mjskit 19/6/13 06:27

WOW - EASY and DElicious! When I saw the pictures, I didn't expect to see cream cheese. That was a nice surprise!

This Life Of Bliss 19/6/13 06:59

Angie, looks delish! And perfect timing, apricots are in season right now!

Katerina 19/6/13 11:29

Coconut and apricots is the best combination Angie! Burst with flavors bars!

Alex 19/6/13 13:22

What a simple and fun recipe. The bars look really delicious.

Joanne 19/6/13 13:54

So often i see bars like this made of dates but I love that these are made with dried apricots! yum!

Riceandcoconut 19/6/13 13:55

I love anything with coconut,I like mixed ingredients on this yummy bars,great recipe, Angie :)

motherrimmy 19/6/13 15:38

I've said before that I'm not the best at baking, but even I could make these. I adore anything with coconut in it!

Elisabeth 19/6/13 16:17

Like Lizzy said: "I'm already in love"...coconuts and dried apricots, mixed into a delicious and healthy a must make! Angie, you always come up with the best and most unique yummy recipes!

Jeannie Tay 19/6/13 16:51

Great looking bar Angie something very healthy for munching on!:D Pinning this!

amy Jo 19/6/13 20:27

Simple and perfect! BTW, I finally answered your question on the Key Lime Pie post!!!!

Cristina 19/6/13 20:47

My mom and sister recently have gone gluten free. They're going to love these bars. Amazing there's not many ingredients for them!

Debra Eliotseats 19/6/13 22:44

These do sound delicious!!! I think I have everything to make them!

Gloria Baker 20/6/13 01:15

Angie these look really delicious!!! and I love apricots!!

Unknown 20/6/13 02:28

I appreciate a healthy treat-thanks for sharing your recipe;) I will have to make a batch for my golf bag -wouldn't my husband be a happy guy!?!

Daniela Grimburg 20/6/13 02:41

To good to be true Angie :)
These bars look so luscious and are healthy too, great inspiration, thank you!

Julia | 20/6/13 09:58

How cute are these! And what a lovely use of apricots - love, love, love!

grace 20/6/13 10:56

this is an ideal snack, for sure, angie! love all that goodness packed together in one bar!

Emma | Fork and Good 20/6/13 13:24

I want!! This looks gorgeous. I love a bit of coconut and apricot

[Reply] 20/6/13 13:30

This looks superb. Would have never thought of using cream cheese on bars like this but it sounds perfect!!

Helene Dsouza 20/6/13 16:31

How gorgeous Angie! Such a smart recipe for bars, love the addition of dried apricots. We even get those here. =)

fimere 20/6/13 19:01

des barres gourmands et délicieux à tester
bonne soirée

Beth 20/6/13 22:13

You've displayed them so beautifully. They look great!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 21/6/13 03:51

These bars sound simple to make and delicious.

My Inner Chick 21/6/13 05:29

Beautifully presented! WOW. I want one NOW. x

Amanda 21/6/13 05:35

looks delicious, as always!

MunatyCooking 21/6/13 13:33

My kind of bars! All the goodness combined. I love your clicks Angie, it makes me hungry :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) 21/6/13 15:08

Love having a recipe that is so easy to make, healthy and sounds terrific.

Kathy 21/6/13 15:52

These look delicious, Angie! Chocolate and coconut…yum!

Susan 21/6/13 16:57

My grandson and I are making these today--apricots are one of his favorite dried fruits and these bars just look amazing! XOXO

Kiran @ 24/6/13 03:46

I'd go putty over anything and everything that has coconut!

Amelia 25/6/13 17:59

Hi Angie, excellent coconut bar. Look so inviting. As usual... love your display and photography.

Have a nice week ahead.

lena 25/6/13 18:36

sounds wonderful the added cream cheese.! beautiful pictures and love all your props.!

ann low 26/6/13 11:51

Beautiful and healthy with no butter or egg! Simply love it!

easyfoodsmith 26/6/13 13:23

The recipe of these bars may look simple but it is full of lovely flavours. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 27/6/13 10:40

I also made thes elovely bars this morning & they were also fabulous!!! A great snack too for at work! :) xxxx

Vicki Bensinger 2/7/13 17:21

I love these bars and they would be perfect to take with me while biking. Very different and healthy. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to try them. I'm always looking for a great bar to pack in my backpack.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/7/13 20:19

These are so pretty Angie and what an interesting combination of ingredients with the coconut and cheese.

Ann Jones 13/7/13 03:10

Those are beautiful! I love that you have so many gluten free recipes that look so delicious!


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