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No Bake Fig Bars with Chocolate, Coconut, and Cashews

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-11 bars 1x


Chocolate Coconut Cashew Fig Bars are a no-bake dessert made in 3 easy steps! This no-bake recipe is vegan, paleo, grain free, and gluten-free.


  • 1 1/4 cup dried un-sulphured figs or about 5-6 ounces (stems cut off)
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (plus extra for topping)
  • dash of sea salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup or more of dark chocolate or vegan dark chocolate chips to melt
  • optional toppings – extra chocolate chip, coconut, sea salt, fig, etc.


  1. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Next make sure the dried figs have all the stems cut off.
  3. Place cashew, coconut, salt, vanilla, and figs in food processor. (If you don’t have a high powered food processor or blender, then divide the ingredients in half and blend/grind in two batches).
  4. Blend until mixture is fine and able to stick together well. See pictures above.
  5. Pour mixture into baking dish and press down firmly.
  6. While the fig/cashew mix sets in pan, melt the dark chocolate.
  7. Place dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or on stove top. Heat until melted. About 60-90 seconds in microwave mixing half way. See notes for stove top option.
  8. Can also use my homemade magic chocolate shell recipe  for a thicker chocolate coat.
  9. Next pour the chocolate over the cashew coconut batter and spread it evenly to cover bars. (Noted if more dark chocolate is needed to cover, just melt an additional 1/4 cup.)
  10. Optional topping – Sprinkle extra coconut, cashew, sliced fig, and dash of sea salt on top of chocolate (evenly).
  11. Place in freezer for 20 minutes or fridge for a few hours.
  12. Once they are hardened, remove from fridge.
  13. Slice into bars and wrap each bar in foil for a quick grab and go bar. Or store in an airtight container.
  14. Best kept in fridge for freshness. Feel free to freezer for up to 8-10 weeks. These really do keep well!


  • If your batter is not sticking to the pan after mixing, remove from pan and place in a bowl, mix in a tbsp of honey or maple syrup if needed. If the batter is too sticky, add in 1 tablespoon of coconut flour.
  • Melting chocolate on stove top with makeshift double boiler – Add a small amount of water to a sauce pan and place a heat resistant bowl on top so it is resting on the edges of the pan. Don’t let it touch the water. Heat water on low. Place chocolate chips in the bowl, stir often, and watch it melt.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: no-bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 238
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 54 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: no bake bars, chocolate, protein bars, vegan, paleo, fig bars