4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars

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

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


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4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars - an easy no-bake dessert that tastes like a mounds bar!!

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. Caroline says

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

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

  4. 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:)

  5. 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! :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

  9. 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!

    • 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! :)

  10. 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?

    • 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

    • 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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…

    • 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 :)

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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 :)

    • 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!

  18. 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

    • 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 :)

  19. 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.

    • 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 :)

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. AJ says

    I only had one bag of Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened coconut (12 oz) so that was all the coconut I used, and these still turned out great!

  23. Gigi says

    OMG! My problem is that I am diabetic and these treats are loaded with sugar. So, I compromised and used unsweetened coconut and only 1 cup of powdered sugar. I put whole toasted almonds on the top before freezing. Then I cut and dipped the pieces in melted bittersweet chocolate. Sweet enough for me and satisfies my need for coconut and dark chocolate.


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