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Coconut Treat Squares (or coconut custard bars) are the perfect treat to curb those sweet cravings. 5 essential pantry ingredients are all that is required to make these THM-S, low carb, and sugar-free coconut squares.
Sweet and gooey, these delicious coconut treat squares are the perfect accompaniment to a good cup of coffee.
The Best Coconut Treat Squares
These coconut treat squares are sweet, but not overly, so they are perfect with a cup of coffee or hot tea.
Next time I make them, I may sprinkle some Lily’s Chocolate Chips over the top and drizzle some Salted Caramel Sauce (omit the maple flavor in this recipe) over them. Mmmmmm . . . It would be like a Samoas bar!
But they are quite delightful all on their own, too.
Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk
You all know by now that I enjoy doing makeover recipes. The inspiration for this recipe makeover came from a FB recipe video. Someone had commented underneath saying it should be “THM-ified.”
(Check out the inspiration for this recipe here.)
When I looked at the ingredients, I saw it would just be a few little swaps! I had wanted to try my hand at a dairy-free sweetened condensed milk for some time, and this gave me the perfect opportunity.
My Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe is absolutely perfect for this recipe!
You may want to make the Condensed Coconut Milk ahead of time. (It is super easy – simply combine the ingredients in a large frying pan, and let it condense!
Once you have the Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk made, it is just a matter of dumping ingredients into a bowl. (By the way, the Condensed Milk is also sugar-free, low carb, and SUPER easy to make.)
You guys are going to love these low carb coconut bars with this coconut sweetened condensed milk.
Are These Coconut Bars Healthy
I have cut out a lot of the empty carbs in a classic coconut bar recipe. I opt for a homemade coconut sweetened condensed milk, I use Gentle Sweet vs. regular granulated sugar and unsweetened coconut. So in a sense, yes, these bars are a healthier version to other sugar-filled bars out on the market.
What Are In Healthy Coconut Bars Recipe
This healthy coconut bars recipe uses just five simple ingredients!
- Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Gentle Sweet (0r your go-to sweetener)
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Do You Need to Refrigerate Coconut Squares
Yes. After you have cooked and allowed your bars to cool, store any leftovers in the fridge.
Just cover with a lid or wrap with saran wrap. Then serve straight from the refrigerator or allow them to warm up at room temperature before serving.
We enjoy them cold from the fridge.
More Coconut Recipes To Try
How Long Will Coconut Squares Last
You can keep your coconut squares in the fridge for 5-6 days. After that, you will want to toss any leftovers as they will begin to dry out and go bad.
Can I Use Sweetened Coconut For Coconut Bars
If you use sweetened coconut for this recipe, it will no longer be low carb because the coconut is sweetened with sugar.
Plus, I find that these bars are sweet enough on their own and sweetened coconut could make the bars a bit overly sweet.
How To Make Coconut Bars
These bars are a breeze to make! Just mix your ingredients in a bowl, and pour into your pan, and bake! No stand mixer needed, no complicated steps, easy breezy!
Crustless Coconut Bars
If you are not a huge fan of crust, try these crustless coconut bars – they are almost like a coconut custard.
By skipping the crust, you are cutting out excess carbs, but also making fewer steps to do. (Yay for that!)
These coconut treat squares are perfect just the way they are. I have to tell myself not to eat the entire pan before the family arrives home.
I think these Coconut Custard Bars would be extra special when drizzled with some low carb caramel!
Have you tried this Easy Coconut Recipe yet?
Things I use in my kitchen to make this recipe:
Unsweetened Canned Coconut Milk – This is a really good brand, and a pretty decent price!
8×8 Glass Baking Dish – This one comes with a lid, which makes storing leftovers a breeze!
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – For the best texture, you want finely shredded coconut for this recipe.
Refrigerator Food Storage Containers – These are perfect for storing the leftover coconut bars!
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, eggs, and sweetener and mix well.
- Add coconut milk and shredded coconut and mix again.
- Pour into an 8x8 glass pan.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until top is golden brown and center is no longer jiggly.
These delicious treat squares have a custard-like consistency, and need to be refrigerated.
If you do not have Gentle Sweet, you can use my Low Carb Powdered Sugar in equal amounts.
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Serving Size1 Bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 30gCarbohydrates 10gFiber 4gProtein 6g