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4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars

These 4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars are an easy, no bake candy that tastes like a mounds bar! They’re even gluten free!!

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You guys, these 4 ingredient, no bake, bites of heaven are my new favorite thing.  I made them last year for Christmas and have been trying to hold off on making them again until Christmas rolled around again. My husband loves these and has been craving them, so being the good wife that I am, I got out a bowl and went to work.

NO BAKE 4 Ingredient Mounds Bar Copycat Recipe!!!  These are AMAZING!! @Backforseconds #candy #moundsbar #chocolate #glutenfree

I say “work” but actually these are one of the easiest treats you can make.

Stir together 3 ingredients in about 30 seconds. Then take about 30 more seconds and press the mixture into a pan. Now this next part takes about an hour but the good news is you don’t have to do anything but pop the pan in the freezer. When they’re nice and cold, dip these coconut-creamy-dreamy bars in melted chocolate and, voila! You’re in candy heaven.

Make these for your friends and family this Christmas – you’ll be everyone’s favorite ;)

NO BAKE 4 Ingredient Mounds Bar Copycat Recipe!!!  These are AMAZING!! @Backforseconds #candy #moundsbar #chocolate #glutenfree

4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars

Serves 32
Prep time 1 hour, 20 minutes
These 4 ingredient, no bake coconut cream bars are so easy and are insanely delicious!


  • 24oz shredded coconut (divided)
  • 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 24oz chocolate (melted)


Step 1
In a large bowl stir together 20oz coconut, condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Press into a greased 9x13" pan and freeze until firm enough to cut, about 1 hour.
Step 2
Slice into small squares and dip into melted chocolate. Set dipped bars onto wax paper and sprinkle immediately with remaining 4oz coconut. Store in a sealed container.


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111 Responses to “4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars”

  1. Jeanette says:

    Oh my goodness! Coconut and chocolate, plus no bake and only 4 ingredients = HEAVEN! I’m pinning this one and will be making it for Christmas!

    • Sally Johnson says:

      In the recipe for the 4Ingredient bars… what kind of Coconut.. sweet unsweetened… I see this recipe has LARGE flakes of coconut. I would like to make these but, am unsure of this point. tks

  2. Kim says:

    I love anything with coconut! I can’t wait to make these. Thank you for sharing!

  3. OMG. I am totally making these!! And eating them all myself! :-)

  4. Penny says:

    Hi, from New Zealand, just found your blog and it’s great. It’s Sunday night in Auckland and I just showed my husband your lovely coconut cream bars, he said YUM make those, they look so nice. So I’m getting the coconut tomorrow and will give them a go. Thanks for the lovely blog. Penny

  5. If I could have these right now for breakfast, I would! Guess I’ll have to at least wait until I get home…I’m pinning these for sure.

  6. Kinda sorta FREAKING OUT(!!) over these bars, Stephanie! Almond Joys/Mounds are my FAVE candy bar EVER and these look so scrumptious and dangerously simple to make :) I want the whole pan and then some!

  7. there is honestly nothing in this world quite like the combo of coconut and chocolate! And I love coconut and sweetened condensed milk together – kind of like a mounds bar, which are one of my very favorites.

  8. These look amazing!! Just found your site and tweeted and pinned these

  9. Sarah C. says:

    I love coconut and the pictures are wonderful!

  10. These sound Heavenly! Pinning to make SOON!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  11. Tanya says:

    I always make coconut balls for Christmas, but those are work! I like these much better!!!

  12. Anita says:

    These look like a wonderful holiday treats, not sure I’ll be waiting on Christmas to make them! Beautiful photos too!

  13. Megan says:

    Wow….these look amazing and only 3 ingredients?? I’m sold! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  14. Jana says:

    These look so simple to make. Can you believe that this past week I was searching my cookbooks high and low for a recipe that I did years ago for Mounds candies and this looks pretty close to it. Since I can’t find my recipe, I’m going to give these a try soon for Christmas candies.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Caroline says:

    I’d really like to make this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    A quick question: Do 2 cups of powdered sugar equal 20oz?

  16. This is a winner recipe! My hubby has a big certification exam on Saturday. He LOVE coconut, so I think he’ll be getting a special coconut cream bar treat when he gets home. :) Thanks for posting.

  17. I Love Love Love this recipe! So going on my Christmas Goody making list this year!

  18. Yum, this is my kind of treat. I could eat the whole pan myself.

  19. I am making these ASAP! I love coconut stuff!

  20. Ginger says:

    I L-O-V-E coconut. These look so easy and delicious!

    I’d love for you to come link up to my Show & Tell party.

  21. chelsea says:

    Oh my goodness! These look like a little piece of heaven!! Thanks so much for sharing, I want to make these like.. NOW! The Family will be in love:)

  22. Kelly says:

    These sound divine! I think I’ll be making these this year. Too bad for my sister since she doesn’t like coconut…oh well…more for me! :)

  23. Oh my word these look fantastic…I love that they are no bake!!

  24. These look fantastic! And I love that they are so easy to make! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

  25. My family would LOVE those …. I can’t wait to try them!

  26. Dawn Dillingham says:

    I LOVE anything coconut and so does my father. He had surgery last week and I think these just might be the perfect ‘pick me up’. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Betty Mc Gaughey says:

    what kind of chocolate? my guess is chocolate chips but I do VERY little baking so I am asking.

  28. Only my favorite combination! Featuring these as part of my link party wrap up on Monday.

  29. Tiffany says:

    I know it would be more work, but could this recipe be used to make balls rather than bars?

  30. emily says:

    those look seriously amazing!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. You are going to be featured at the party this week! Stop by and check it out. the link will be live tonight at 8:30 central time.

  31. Theresa says:

    These look so divine! I want to make these for Christmas.
    I have a question, do you think these could be made early, then frozen?
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  32. Yum!! Sounds fabulous! I love coconut and chocolate.

  33. Trudy says:

    These look amazing. I’m thinking some could be dipped in white chocolate, too. I have a question – how much of the coconut is held back to be sprinkled on top? And, do 2 cups of powdered sugar equal 20 ounces?

  34. Courtney says:

    Quick question. It says to stir together coconut (but in the ingredients it says “divided”, so how much should be stirred originally? Later it says to add the remaining coconut, so I’m not sure what the division of coconut should be.

    Also, should you be using sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    Thanks! They really look good! Can’t wait to try them!

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Courtney! I’m so sorry about that…I just edited the recipe with more specifics. Initially you will stir in about 20oz of coconut, leaving 4oz to sprinkle on top at tthe end. I used sweetened coconut. Thanks for your question! I’m glad you brought it up so I could fix my mistake. Hope you enjoy the bars! :)

  35. Yoli says:

    Do you think almonds or cherries could be pressed into the coconut before cooling, (I prefer almond

  36. cindy says:

    Hi these sound really good, wondering if they would be able to be made into balls? Or is it just easier to use the pan?

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Cindy! I think you could make them into balls, but you may have to use extra powdered sugar to help them hold together better. It sure is easy just to make bars though :) I’d love to know if you try making balls. Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Phyllis says:

    These look great. One question, is it unsweetened coconut? Also, would love to know about your hobbies, your dreams, and your favorite places to visit.

  38. cherie says:

    I had really bad luck melting regular choc chips one year. Is there a good process for melting chocolate. My chips turned into a big thick ball of tough chocolate. Did I have the heat too high? Sadly these ingredients can be expensive and there in no room for messing up. Any brand or process you recommend?

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Cherie, you may have better luck with chocolate Almond Bark. You can find it in the same aisle as chocolate chips at the store. The easiest way to melt chocolate of any kind is to use the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat another 30 seconds, stir. Then heat and stir at 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. If you over heat chocolate it will seize up and be unusable. I hope this helps!

  39. Kelsey says:

    These look so yummy! Thank you for sharing at our link party and check back soon as I am including you in the feature post :) -Kelsey

  40. Adrienne bernsen says:

    Thank-you. Love Love coconut..

  41. April Solomon says:

    These look great! Do they have to stay cold? I’m looking for something to make for a cookie exchange, but if they have to stay cold, I don’t know if they would work. Thanks!

  42. marcia says:

    Considering your recipe for chocolate easter eggs! Would you say this is gluten free? I’m new at the whole gluten free diet thing…

    • Stephanie says:

      HI Marcia! Yes, these are gluten free :) I would add just a bit more coconut to make them more stable if you want to shape them into eggs. I hope you enjoy them :)

  43. cindy says:

    what kind of chocolate of chocolate?

  44. Gwen Angel Sadler says:

    My grandma made these at Christmas for us. I hadn't thought about them in years. Thank you so much for posting them. They are DELICIOUS!

  45. Mona Theriault says:

    trying them later today>…

  46. Cynthia says:

    how did you “Dip” them in the chocolate?

  47. Lisa says:

    Is powdered sugar icing sugar?

  48. shelley says:

    I was wondering as well if powdered sugar was icing sugar. I cna;t wait to make these. Yummmmy

  49. Diane says:

    Can’t wait to make these! And I hear that Coconut is good for Alzheimer’s. So this would be considered healthy right? ;)

  50. patricia says:

    could you tell me how much a cup of sugar is in oz please, we don’t have cup measurements in the UK. x

  51. Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

  52. Pam t says:

    I just made these. They are very tasty!! I have a couple of tips for this recipe. First, add three (3) tbsps of crisco to the chocolate to thin it out. Cut pieces of frozen coconut very small. (Once you coat them they get bigger!). Use a two prong fork, dip frozen coconut mixture into chocolate to cover the bottom, place on fork, spoon over the chocolate, and bang the fork to get rid of some of the chocolate or it is way too thick.

  53. Beth says:

    Do you think this will work?… line the bottom of my pan with parchment and spread a little chocolate on the bottom then a little of the coconut mixture, then place an almond 4 across & six down to get 24 squares then cover with remaining Coconut mixture, set to freeze and then cut and cover with remaining chocolate. Just saves on the dipping process I think and you get an Almond Joy instead of just a Mound :)

    • Stephanie says:

      Yes, I think that would work! But you will want to make more than 24 bars. I cut mine pretty small, maybe 48 instead? I’m all about saving time – let me know how it works out for you. Thanks, Beth!

  54. Pat says:

    Love love. Chocolate and coconut. Can’t wait to make these. Thank you for sharing.

  55. shelley says:

    can you tell me if the posdered sugar means icing sugar?

  56. mar says:

    Won’t post a pic of mine because they are not as pretty as yours,but they are delicious. How did you dip in the chocolate ? I had a tough time

    • Stephanie says:

      I’m glad you liked them! The easiest way to dip them is to work with one row at a time, leaving the rest in the freezer until ready to dip. I just drop one at a time into the chocolate and spoon chocolate over the top. Then I lift them out from underneath with a fork. Hope that helps for next time :)

  57. Flowers says:

    I would like to say that I think your site is awesome and I think most of your recipes look amazing and are worth a try especially this one which was the first one I tried!! I love coconut and chocolate!! I have completed this recipe and yes it’s easy to make the dipping part was awful I will say I haven’t tasted the final product yet but the coconut mix is awesome!! There is either something I did wrong or some tips you could post because we had chocolate everywhere and our bars look a HOT MESS!! LOL!! Well thanks for the wonderful recipe I’m sure the final product tastes awesome just looks awful lol. If there are any tips you could suggest I would love them if not I’m afraid I will not be making this again. It was just too messy for me.

    • Stephanie says:

      I always cut and dip just one row at a time, leaving the rest in the freezer until ready to use. This keeps the bars firm enough to dip and they keep their shape best this way. Hope that helps! Glad you liked them :)

  58. joannie says:

    I wanted to know what kind of chocolate you use???

  59. joannie says:

    also after you dip them in chocolate, do you put back in the freezer??

  60. Kay Persico says:

    Made this recipe today and it turned out perfect. My husband loves mounds bars and was thrilled with the results. I am serving them at a baby shower tomorrow and can’t wait to hear the raves. Great and easy recipe!!!1

  61. Rose Smith says:

    I made these yesterday because they sounded so delicious. The filling was easy to make although you need to make sure the coconut is thoroughly mixed with the condensed milk or else it does not stick together. I lined my pan with wax paper which made it real easy to get out for cutting. I melted the chips in the microwave as recommended. I found it to be too thick to easily coat the pieces. I added a little vegetable oil which helped a bit. It was not easy to coat the pieces, chunks of coconut would fall off into the melted chocolate. Also, I found that the 24oz bag was not enough to coat all the pieces because it is so thick. I would make it again but I definitely would figure out how to thin the chocolate better.

  62. Gail says:

    In your recipe you say shredded coconut and then when answering someone you said flaked, so which one is it???


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