Are you drooling? You should be. These Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars are kind of a big deal. They are creamy, sweetened just right, and topped with decadent chocolate. They are kind of like a brownie, ice cream sandwich and a Nanaimo bar all mixed in one. How can you turn your nose up at that combo?
The name choice for these squares was a big dilemma for me. Initially, I was thinking of calling them Vegan Nanaimo Bars. Adam LOVED them but said they weren’t exactly like a Nanaimo bar. I think he actually said, “These don’t taste like Nanaimo bars. The bottom is like a cookie, the middle like ice cream and the top like a brownie.” So, not super helpful. But as always I appreciate the feedback from the one and only Picky Husband! I ended with Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars cause that is exactly what they are!
These are a frozen dessert, so they need to be stored in the freezer when you aren’t munching on them. But the best way to eat these chocolate coconut squares is to let them sit on the counter for like 5-10 minutes until the middle (coconut creamy part) is soft. And then when you take a bite it’s so many things at once. It’s creamy, chewy, sweet, mind-blowing, and you just have to close your eyes, savour every last flavour, and think of nothing else in the world at that moment.
here are some reasons why I love these Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars, so listen up!
- If I didn’t get you at “brownie, ice cream sandwich and a Nanaimo bar all mixed in one,” then I don’t know what else to say.
- I love coconut, and there is a lot of coconut in these yummy squares. If you are a coconut fan, you’ll love these.
- These vegan Nanaimo Bar wannabees are actually very easy to make, the hard part is the freezer/waiting time. But you can make these ahead of an event because they just sit in the freezer, covered, and then take them out a few minutes before you serve them, and voila!
- I have quite a few of these in my freezer (from testing them) and look forward to having one every day (self-control, am I right?!). Which feels like a pretty good indicator that these are the real deal, and I’m in love.