These Coconut Dream Bars are delicious. Honestly, they are probably one of my favorite Paleo (and vegan) desserts ever.

What I love about these little Coconut Dream Bars is that they are not too sweet and they don’t feel like a heavy dessert. The ingredients compliment each other well, allowing every bite to be full of flavor, yet not overwhelming. The coconut and the berries do a wonderful job at keeping it light and fresh, and the nuts give it a nice substantial feel.

Coconut Dream Bars

Just thinking about how these tasted is making my mouth water. They were goooo-ooood. I know what I’ll be making again in the near future. Wink-wink. Plus, look how cute they are!

Coconut Dream Bars

On our Valentine’s Day dinner extravaganza, which was this past Sunday, I shared this dessert with our friends, along with some chocolate covered strawberries and another paleo-approved dessert I made (I will be posting this recipe soon on the blog as well).

Coconut Dream Bars

Even though we were all full after the amazing dinner the boys cooked, we all managed to make room for the sweet stuff. Who can say no to dessert on Valentine’s Day?

Coconut Dream Bars
 
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Serves: 9 bars
Ingredients
For bottom layer:
  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
For mid layer:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For top layer:
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened carton coconut milk
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ lemon, juice of
Instructions
  1. Line baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add dates to food processor and pulse until they have broken down into small pieces. Add in the rest of the bottom layer ingredients and pulse until well combined. Transfer mixture to baking dish and press it down evenly. Place baking dish in freezer. Wash and dry food processor.
  3. Carefully open canned coconut milk and remove the creamy top layer (leaving ALL liquid behind); place in food processor. Add remaining mid layer ingredients and process until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Place saucepan under low-medium heat and add all top layer ingredients. Simmer for about 5 minutes and let cool.
  5. Remove baking dish from freezer, and add mid layer and top layer on top. Freeze baking dish overnight.
  6. Remove from freezer, cut into 9 squares and serve immediately.
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- 9x9 inch baking dish
- Food processor
- Saucepan
- Spatula
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar -- Calories: 323 Fat: 23 g. Carbohydrates: 29 g. Protein: 6 g.

On Monday’s blog post, I promised to share some pictures of our very special Valentine’s Day…so here they are for ya! It was such a fun experience; if you missed the blog post where I talked about it, be sure to take a peek to find out what we did!

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